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Best shoes for Women with average builds and high arches

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.

High arches, which can often cause neutral or supination running, aren't a problem for many runners... unless they're in the wrong shoe. In the incorrect running shoes, runners with high arches can suffer from tendonitis, arch pain, or worse. That's why it's so important to find the right sneakers that fit your arches: it'll help you take on the long runs and feel snug and secure the whole time.

Brooks Pureflow 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • light weight, connection with ground
  • Soft
  • cushion and flexibiliry

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

Brooks Pureflow 5

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion
  • Extra cushion
  • Cushioning

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:

  • The cushioning is perfect, and the show's upper is very light and comfortable
  • Comfort
  • I find it reliable.

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:

  • good support and stability
  • Good support, comfortable, fits true to size
  • it has a soft cushion where the shoe sits just below ankle.

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

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