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Best shoes for Men with heavier builds and shin splints

Take no shame in being a Clydesdale--a runner who, like the horse, are bigger boned yet capable of amazing feats. Because runners come in all shapes and sizes, there are running shoes meant for all shapes and sizes. Clydesdales have to be careful how much shock is going is going to their joints, because the shock from running can apply a force of 1.5-3 times one's body weight in sensitive places like the knees. Luckily, there are shoes meant for bigger runners who need that shock absorption.

SShin splints can be the nemesis for many runners. The injury often arises from being in the wrong running sneaker or a shoe that is well past its mileage expiration date. Finding a shoe that fits your gait and your stride is key; but so is knowing which shoes help other runners battle and prevent shin splints. That's why we at ShoeKicker polled runners to find the shoe that improved their shin splint.

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Upper fits great, midsole stable without arch support
  • Lightweight
  • Light weight

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and runner's knee/patellar tendinitis.

Saucony Kinvara 7

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfort
  • The footbed is amazing the way it molds to your foot with the DNA
  • The super comfort

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with plantar fascitis and runner's knee/patellar tendinitis.

Brooks Glycerin 14

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion
  • Good combination of cushion yet relatively lightweight
  • It helps me not to roll my ankles and helps with my shin splints

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with runner's knee/patellar tendinitis and plantar fascitis.

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

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