Best of Shoekicker

Best shoes for Men with heavier builds who land on their heel

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.

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Very comfortable, stable, neutral
  • Durability, cushion
  • Thick tongue

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Hoka One One Clifton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion
  • It makes my legs feel better
  • responsive

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with a bad back and achilles pain.

Hoka One One Clifton

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • How the cushion doesn't interfere with support and solid footing.
  • Comfort
  • its protection.

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and a bad back.

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioning
  • Light and flexible also well cushioned
  • Cushioned but minimal drop

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and achilles pain.

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioning
  • Cushioning
  • Flexible lightweight and comfortable

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and plantar fascitis.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

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