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Best shoes for Women with average builds who land on their heel

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:

  • Comfort
  • Durability
  • Cushion

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

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Great cushion and no hot spots
  • How great it cushions the impact of running
  • Gel-padding & it supports my orthotics

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

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Asics GEL-Kayano 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Price
  • Cushioning
  • No issues with feet

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

Asics GEL-Kayano 18

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Soft and cushiony
  • Flexible
  • Comfortable, supportive for me.

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushioning without feeling like I'm stomping around
  • It's comfortable
  • Comfort

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • its lighter than my last shoe, feels like I can crush all my PRs
  • Flexible
  • Fit and comfort

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

Brooks Launch 3

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioning
  • comfort and support
  • Lots of padding

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Brooks Transcend 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • the support
  • Nothing in particular, but it fits what I need.
  • Cushioning

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

Brooks Transcend 3

Asics GT-2170

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The shoe's sole, which is extremely durable
  • It's really supportive
  • that it seems to do what I need it to -- reduce injuries.

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

Asics GT-2170

Hoka One One Clifton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion
  • Cushion and toebox
  • It's light but we'll cushioned

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

Hoka One One Clifton

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfortable
  • Flexible
  • How the shoe hugs my foot, a more snug fit

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

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

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