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Best shoes for Men with heavier builds who need good support

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 Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Midsole
  • It is extremely lightweight
  • The support which is extremely strong

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Adidas Energy Boost 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lightweight
  • the boost foam for the responsive ride
  • The cushion and lightness

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and IT band syndrome.

Adidas Energy Boost 3

Hoka One One Clifton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Softness and breathable
  • Weight + width
  • Cushion and lightweight

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

Hoka One One Clifton

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • How comfortable it is
  • My plantar fasciitis has mostly resolved since wearing them!
  • Cushioning

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

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Support, super soft and light
  • Soft ride
  • Coupons

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Easy to break in
  • Light and stable
  • It's comfortable

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The soft cushioning
  • Cushioning.
  • Light and flexible also well cushioned

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

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The wave plate in the sole
  • Light, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing
  • Cushioned

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with achilles pain and plantar fascitis.

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Extra cushioning
  • Cushioning
  • Cushion

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

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfort while running. A feeling of stability and a "hug" around my foot
  • The look of the shoe but also the cushioning of the shoe while running long distances
  • Helped with my slight pronation

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Just an all around solid shoe
  • Lightweight and flexible
  • Cushioning

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and achilles pain.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

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