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Best shoes for Women with a bad back who need good support

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.

Saucony Guide 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Soft feel
  • It moderately helps with my shin splits, but is a heavy shoe. Looking for something supportive but lightweight
  • the heel cushion

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

Saucony Guide 6

Asics GT-2170

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • the arch support
  • The shoe's sole, which is extremely durable
  • It's really supportive

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

Asics GT-2170

Brooks Ghost 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfort and support
  • Its structure; sturdy enough to give plenty of support and cushion without feeling like I'm running on marshmallows
  • I can wear it anywhere!

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

Brooks Ghost 8

Hoka One One Clifton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The upper and cushion
  • Soft landing
  • Weight to support ratio

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

Hoka One One Clifton

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion and Stability
  • Comfort over long distance
  • It's has a nice feel, spring response, and is fairly flexible

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

Brooks Ghost 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Upper fit
  • Comfort
  • Light but supportive

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

Brooks Ghost 9

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Stability & comfort
  • Very comfortable, stable, neutral
  • The cushioning in the shoe.

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The flexibility
  • Light, breathable, 4mm drop, with still enough cushion.
  • Just feels right & is wide enough for my feet

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

Saucony Kinvara 7

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion heel and fit
  • Feels light and supportive! And I like the colors!
  • cushioning

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

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

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