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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:

  • Love the design
  • Fits my stride just right
  • Fits my foot

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:

  • The durability, bounce, fit
  • the boost foam for the responsive ride
  • It's snug fit. I have very narrow feet

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:

  • It got rid of my knee/hip discomfort
  • Softness and breathable
  • Weight to support ratio

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:

  • Flexible mesh upper
  • Wider toe box than Hoka One One
  • Feels light and supportive! And I like the colors!

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:

  • It moves with my foot
  • It just feels good on my feet
  • comfort and support

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:

  • Right amount of support and cushion
  • Support
  • Easy to break in

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 underfoot cushion
  • the maximal cushioning is the best part about the shoe
  • The shoe's cushion

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:

  • Flexible
  • Light weight
  • Feels soft

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:

  • Allowed me to run after PF without pain
  • Cushioning
  • loys of 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:

  • Great support and cushion that helps my legs deal with higher mileage
  • The look of the shoe but also the cushioning of the shoe while running long distances
  • Soft balance of cushion support lightweight

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:

  • Design
  • Support and flexibility
  • There is enough support without the shoe being bulky or heavy

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

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