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Best shoes for Women with average builds and plantar fascitis

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.

Plantar fasciitis is caused by an overloading of the connective tissue that runs from top of the foot to the heel. Although overuse and poor foot structure can lead to the issue, wearing the wrong shoe for your foot type and gait can cause pain in the plantar fascia. A super cushioned sneaker can often ease the problem, as can simply replacing a shoe that's already well-trodden.

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Feel good
  • Lighter than most
  • Right amount of support

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

Brooks Launch 3

Brooks Ghost 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Support
  • Good cushion, heel toe drop
  • Fits the shape of my foot very well

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

Brooks Ghost 8

Brooks Transcend 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioned heel
  • Just enough support without being too heavy or restrictive
  • The perfect amount of cushioning for a base training shoe

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

Brooks Transcend 3

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 10

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Fit and stability
  • Fit and feel make it "fast"
  • the shoe is lightweight, fashionable and forms to my foot well.

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

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 10

Brooks Pureflow 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lightweight
  • Comfort
  • My feet feel great

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

Brooks Pureflow 5

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The great arch support
  • durable
  • Flexible

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Brooks Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfort
  • The upper
  • Cushioning

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

Brooks Glycerin 13

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Breathable
  • The added stability
  • It's comfortable

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion heel and fit
  • 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 Purecadence 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Breathable
  • Just enough support without being bulky
  • Comfort, fit and breathable, light material

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

Brooks Purecadence 5

Saucony Guide 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's fit! Snug fit through the upper.
  • the heel cushion
  • It moderately helps with my shin splits, but is a heavy shoe. Looking for something supportive but lightweight

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

Saucony Guide 6

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