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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
  • How the cushion doesn't interfere with support and solid footing.
  • Extra cushioning

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 is springy and helps launch your run
  • The weight, flexibility, and supoort
  • The fit

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"
  • It is very cushioned
  • 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
  • Cushioning to ease impact, breathable
  • Cushion

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:

  • It has good suport/cushioning
  • Support
  • Cushioning

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:

  • Light, cushy, and responsive
  • How lightweight the shoe is and how it keeps me running on my forefoot
  • Lightweight with a flexible sole

Saucony Kinvara 6

Altra Olympus

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Foot shaped toe box, which doesn't cramp my toes, and zero drop.
  • Zero drop with lots of cushioning
  • Comfort and flexibility

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:

  • Just an all around solid shoe
  • it's cushioned without feeling mushy
  • There is enough support without the shoe being bulky or heavy

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:

  • The lighat weight nature.
  • Heel fit
  • Responsiveness

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:

  • Very lightweight, great for speedwork
  • The flexibility and weight. Also with the contours along my foot
  • Just enough support without being bulky

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:

  • big toe box
  • Lighter than most
  • Comfort, lightweight

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

Brooks Launch 3

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