Best Sneakers for Heavy Runners

Best Sneakers for Heavy Runners

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Brooks Adrenaline

Crnic says Brooks Adrenaline is good for runners who are a tad heavy because they have dense foam, which is much firmer to the touch, in the midsole, specifically in the arch or heel area. “Usually this foam is colored darker than the foam within the rest of the shoe, though not always,” he adds. Also, the Adrenaline really controls the midfoot twisting.

Brooks Dyad

“There are shoes that guide pronation to a style that's more efficient and less conducive to injury, but you don't really want to fully lock-down the foot either,” Crnic says. Models like the Brooks Dyad which are motion control shoes will really restrict the foot's motion. “We'll fit people with that shoe if they've got a long history of injuries and have feet that are moving excessively in either direction, along with having a very low arch profile.”

Adidas Ultra Boost ST

This Adidas shoe is also making the list because of the dense foam and solid cushioning. “Cushioning will generally be thicker in the higher cushioned models and you'll notice that they feel softer and more forgiving on the ground,” Crnic says. These sneakers will adapt to your running style easily.

Saucony Hurricane

The Saucony Hurricane sneakers are right for heavy people who tend to run long distances. They are they're higher cushioned, stability shoe models,” Crnic says. They are good for arch support as well. People like them for the overall support, the flexibility of the footbed and the nice fit in the heel and toe.

Brooks Glycerin

These are good for long distances as well. “There are also 'neutral' soled shoes that might work if there's little pronation going on in the runner's step,” Crnic says. “Shoes of this nature don't have a specific arch support or guidance system, and are usually just straight cushioning along the shoe's sole.”

Asics Cumulus

The Asics Cumulus fall in the same category as the Brooks Glycerin. Some of the pros include nice and soft cushion, stability and great grip on the ground. Runners will enjoy form-fitting fit thanks to redesigned midsole geometry and a seamless construction upper, according to the Asics website. They also provide good arch support, Crnic says.

Saucony Triumph

These sneakers are a good fit for high-mileage and provide enough support for the arch, according to Crnic. They have extra cushioning but are still very light. The new upper adapts to your foot to make a secure fit while you step totally naturally and it doesn’t feel awkward. “Testers loved the fit, feel, and smooth rolling transition and reported that the ride felt plenty stable, thanks to new midsole materials that replaced the plastic bridge,” according to Runner’s World.

Mizuno Wave Enigma

They have first-rate cushioning even though the sneakers are relatively light. Your feet feel fine through the complete gait cycle. The secure fit ensures a lack of heel slippage with being constricting. These running shoes are a good fit for neutral runners. Reviews say there is a pleasant degree of bounce, without losing the ability to feel the ground underfoot.

Nike Zoom

This is a motion control shoe. It provides great support for the arch. Runners who have serious problem with it should probably consider these sneakers. You’ll feel safe, stable and comfortable. The height of the midsole make the shoes suitable for cross-training as well. Runners give these sneakers 4.4 out of 5 stars, according to RunRepeat.

New Balance 1123

This line from New Balance is well respected for providing the stability and comfort that overpronators require, with the durability that allows you to use these shoes for a very long time, according to RunPals. The support extends through both sides of the heel. The outsole is made from the Ndurance technology, and provides a durable pad that can last for years.