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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:

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

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:

  • Cushion
  • Stability
  • 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:

  • The right amount of cushion without feeling clunky
  • It cushions and supports but it is flexible
  • Comfort

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:

  • Lightweight
  • Good level cushion
  • Super comfortable and very durable in the padding

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:

  • Soft
  • Soft, with larger toe box
  • lightweight, flexible upper

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:

  • It's light but we'll cushioned
  • It makes my legs feel better
  • Cushioning

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:

  • It feels cushiony, but you can still get a sense of the ground, if that makes sense
  • Light and fits me well
  • Lightweight and supportive

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:

  • The total comfort of the shoe. It has an exceptional amount of support for a neutral shoe.
  • That is comfortable
  • It fits and I've had the least injuries with them

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:

  • Breathable
  • Durability
  • It's comfortable

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:

  • Light feel and cushioning
  • it fits wells and doesn't hurt me feet or legs
  • fits my narrow feet well and provides great stability and support.

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:

  • cushion and flexibiliry
  • the support in a more minimal shoe, yet the fact the shoe is still flexible
  • Lightweight but still has support

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

Brooks Pureflow 5

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