6 Top Shoes for Heavy Runners Slideshow

6 Top Shoes for Heavy Runners Slideshow

The Lunarglide 3+ is a great option for mild over-pronators looking for solid cushioning and excellent support. The shoes Dynamic Support System features a midsole wedge, guiding the foot back into a normal position for optimal biomechanics.

The Gel Kayano 18 is a go-to shoe for runners seeking pronation control, featuring a trussic system which works to relieve torsional forces placed on the midfoot during push-off and landing. Testers found the shoe to have plush cushioning, making for a smooth and comfortable experience.

Brooks Trance 11 shoes offer premium structured cushioning, while adding Brooks patented Caterpillar Crash Pad through the perimeter of the sole, which is designed to absorb impact and help further cushion the foot. The shoe offers a luxurious ride and a high level of protection and support to keep a runners stride aligned, despite over-pronation.

The Nike Vomero+ 6 is a great option for neutral runners seeking a supportive, cushioned shoe. The Vomero+ 6 features a midfoot shank that provides outstanding stability and pronation correction, and helps make this one of the softest shoes on the market.

The Cumulus 13 is one of Asics’ stalwart models—a durable, high-mileage shoe. Known for its cushioning and comfort, the shoe features a strong thermal plastic unit in the midfoot which diminishes lateral movement throughout the runner’s stride, providing gentle assistance for runners with mild pronation issues.

A favorite trainer for neutral-arch runners, the Glycerin 9 is a full-featured, amply cushioned shoe designed to provide runners with a plush ride and some support for high mileage. Featuring Brooks DNA—a non-Newtonian fluid which helps absorb impact, the Glycerin is a great option for heavier runners looking to soften the impact of repeated footfalls during long runs.