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Best shoes for Women with average builds who need good support

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:

  • Cushioning
  • Durability
  • its protection.

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:

  • The shoe's upper, which is supportive but not constricting
  • Lightweight and support
  • It's light but supportive

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

Brooks Launch 2

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 10

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Fit and feel make it "fast"
  • Cushion with support
  • the cushion

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

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 10

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Smoothness of roll
  • The Gel-sole
  • 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

Brooks Transcend 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioned heel
  • Cushioning
  • Support

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

Brooks Transcend 3

Saucony Kinvara 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It disappears when I'm running
  • Light, cushy, and responsive
  • Lightweight with a flexible sole

Saucony Kinvara 6

Altra Olympus

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion
  • Comfort and flexibility
  • Zero drop with lots of cushioning

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

Altra Olympus

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfortable and efficient
  • The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus were good for milage when I was in college
  • Cushion

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Brooks Pureflow 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Almost flat sole
  • My feet feel great
  • Lightweight.

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

Brooks Pureflow 5

Brooks Purecadence 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Decent arch support
  • Very lightweight, great for speedwork
  • Lightweight and supportive

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

Brooks Purecadence 5

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfort, lightweight
  • Durability.
  • The perfect amount of cushion

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

Brooks Launch 3

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