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Best shoes for Women with average builds

Having an average build has its advantages: you can fit in most clothes, fly most airplanes, and ride most roller coasters. Running shoes are no different. Some shoes are meant for lighter runners; some for heavier runners. Average build runners can fit in the large bell shape curve in between. But just like it's important to understand your build, it's also important to understand what shoe you need. That's why the following sneakers are meant for runners who are neither heavy nor skinny.

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lots of cushioning
  • Cushion
  • Allowed me to run after PF without pain

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

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Brooks Launch 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Just right amount of cushion and is not obtrusive on my arches like many shoes are.
  • The shoe is springy and helps launch your run
  • The support which is good and firm.

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

Brooks Launch 2

Altra Olympus

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion
  • Comfort and flexibility
  • Foot shaped toe box, which doesn't cramp my toes, and zero drop.

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

Altra Olympus

Altra One 2.5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Flexible,soft,light
  • It's consistent
  • Very light and comfortable

Altra One 2.5

Saucony Kinvara 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The shoes has great amount of padding
  • How lightweight the shoe is and how it keeps me running on my forefoot
  • Soft and low heel to toe drop

Saucony Kinvara 6

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfortable for middle distance to long runs
  • it's cushioned without feeling mushy
  • Cushion

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Saucony Ride 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Soft cushioning & affordable
  • Forefoot padding
  • Durable

Saucony Ride 8

Newton Running Gravity

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Fore front lugs
  • Helps correct your form to run more efficiently
  • it propels me forward and provides support

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

Newton Running Gravity

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushioning is perfect
  • Right amount of cushion and support
  • Durability

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

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Mizuno Wave Rider 19

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Flexible shoe
  • Lightweight and durable
  • The light weight build keeps me feeling light on my feet

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

Mizuno Wave Rider 19

Saucony Hurricane ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Footed is both supportive and cushioned
  • It is so cushioned and still supportive
  • It feels like it has more cushion than any other motion control shoe I've worn. (But I also wear insoles)

Saucony Hurricane ISO

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