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Best shoes for Women with average builds who prefer stability 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.

People who pronate have their arches collapse inward when they run. There's nothing wrong with this--in fact, many of the world's best runners are pronators. The key is to find the right sneaker to help mitigate the issue. Stability shoes help overpronators by keeping the gait straight as the foot hits the ground. These shoes provide decent arch support and solid cushioning. You can find stability competition shoes, regular pavement shoes, or trail shoes.

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • My plantar fasciitis has mostly resolved since wearing them!
  • cushioning
  • Doesn't change much

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

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Saucony Hurricane ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Perfect fit and support
  • Footed is both supportive and cushioned
  • It's very soft.

Saucony Hurricane ISO

Asics GEL-Kayano 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The Gel-padding. It's extremely comfortable!
  • Light and supportive
  • Stable ride

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:

  • It has 500 miles
  • The customer service and running club
  • Comfortable, support in all the right places without being rigid

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Asics GT-2170

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • perfect fit
  • overall good shoe
  • The price

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

Asics GT-2170

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Durability
  • Good support, comfortable, fits true to size
  • Feels like clouds

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Great look, super padded, and very durable.
  • It's stability
  • comfort

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with achilles pain and IT band syndrome.

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Brooks Purecadence 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Fits me well, lightweight
  • Lightweight
  • Lightweight, comfortable, no blisters

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

Brooks Purecadence 5

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The toe box is flexible and roomy.
  • The drop
  • Lightweight for a stability shoe

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

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10

Brooks Transcend 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioning
  • Gentle stability
  • Cushioning

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

Brooks Transcend 3

Saucony Guide 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Soft feel
  • Enough support but still light
  • The firmness, yet comfort of the shoe.

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

Saucony Guide 6

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