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Best shoes for Women with heavier builds

Take no shame in being a Clydesdale--a runner who, like the horse, are bigger boned yet capable of amazing feats. Because runners come in all shapes and sizes, there are running shoes meant for all shapes and sizes. Clydesdales have to be careful how much shock is going is going to their joints, because the shock from running can apply a force of 1.5-3 times one's body weight in sensitive places like the knees. Luckily, there are shoes meant for bigger runners who need that shock absorption.

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Just enough support without feeling too heavy
  • the good support
  • Gives me support without a lot of extra weight.

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

Saucony Triumph ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It provides a lot of support without being clunky or heavy.
  • fits my narrow feet well and provides great stability and support.
  • Light weight and cushion.

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and a bad back.

Saucony Triumph ISO

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Support
  • The cushion
  • It's stability

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

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Asics Gel-Cumulus 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion
  • the cushioning, which is perfectly soft but not mushy
  • The support

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

Asics Gel-Cumulus 14

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lots of padding
  • The comfort
  • Soft ride

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Brooks Ghost 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Flexibility
  • I've used it for 5 years and is dependable.
  • just feels natural running in them

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

Brooks Ghost 9

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It has decent cushion on the balls of the feet.
  • It's durability
  • Cushion

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Saucony Omni 15

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioned
  • It is fairly reliable from one version to the next
  • Reliable from version to version

Saucony Omni 15

Brooks Transcend 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Just enough support without being too heavy or restrictive
  • Cushioning
  • Support and cushion

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

Brooks Transcend 3

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