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Best shoes for Women with a bad back

A bad back can ruin everything from running or basic household tasks. Luckily there are shoes, both for running and walking, that are meant for folks with bad backs. The most important thing is figuring out whether you need a stability shoe, a neutral shoe, or a motion controlled shoe. Second, it's important to find a shoe that has worked for people with bad backs. These athletic shoes are often cushioned, have great arch support, and allow for flexibility for your individual stride.

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Extra cushioning
  • Comfort
  • Durability

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

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Saucony Guide 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The firmness, yet comfort of the shoe.
  • Enough support but still light
  • It's fit! Snug fit through the upper.

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

Saucony Guide 6

Brooks Ghost 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • fit my foot properly
  • The right amount of cushion without feeling clunky
  • The cushioned sole

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

Brooks Ghost 8

Asics GT-2170

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Fits well, kind of light unfortunately, but breathable
  • Super comfortable and very durable in the padding
  • It is extremely comfortable, flexible, and has a lot of cushioning.

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

Asics GT-2170

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It feels both stable and lightweight
  • Cushioning & responsiveness
  • Comfortable sole

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

Brooks Launch 3

Hoka One One Clifton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioning
  • Ultra lightweight superior cushioning
  • The comfort and support of the sole while keeping it very light.

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

Hoka One One Clifton

Brooks Purecadence 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • There is no break in period. Out of the box ready to go!
  • Minimal shoe
  • Lightweight

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

Brooks Purecadence 5

Mizuno Wave Rider 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Durability
  • The flexible support it provides
  • Hugs my ankle...fits snug, but big toe box

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

Mizuno Wave Rider 18

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Upper
  • Has a wide toe box and fits my feet well
  • 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

Saucony Triumph ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The Saucony's have extra cushion - making those long runs softer
  • Toe box width
  • It provides a lot of support without being clunky or heavy.

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and a bad back.

Saucony Triumph ISO

Brooks Pureflow 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • light weight, connection with ground
  • It's light
  • cushion and flexibiliry

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with bad blisters.

Brooks Pureflow 5

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