10 Best Road Running Shoes For Heavy Runners

Updated on: October 2021

Best Road Running Shoes For Heavy Runners in 2021


Brooks Womens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Navy/Majolica/Beetroot - B - 7.5

Brooks Womens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Navy/Majolica/Beetroot - B - 7.5
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
  • THIS SHOE IS FOR: Neutral runners looking for a lightweight shoe and a smooth ride without sacrificing cushioning. Whether you’re a Ghost loyalist or are lacing one up for the first time, you’ll find plenty to like.
  • SUPPORT AND CUSHION: The neutral support type provides high energizing cushioning. Ideal for road running, cross training, the gym or wherever you might want to take them! Predecessor: Ghost 11
  • BALANCED, SOFT CUSHIONING: BioMoGo DNA and DNA LOFT cushioning work together to provide a just-right softness underfoot without losing responsiveness and durability - yet it feels lighter than ever.
  • SMOOTH, STABLE RIDE: No matter how your foot lands, our Segmented Crash Pad - an integrated system of shock absorbers - will cushion every step and stride for smooth heel-to-toe transitions.
  • SOFT, SECURE, FIT: The newly engineered mesh and 3D Fit Print practically disappears on your foot with strategically placed stretch and structure.

ASICS Women's Gel-Excite 4 Running Shoe, Shark/Flash Coral/Parachute Purple, 9.5 M US

ASICS Women's Gel-Excite 4 Running Shoe, Shark/Flash Coral/Parachute Purple, 9.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Rearfoot GEL Cushioning System: Attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.
  • Removable Sockliner: A sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic.
  • AHAR Outsole: Acronym for ASICS High Abrasion Rubber. Placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability.
  • Reflectivity

ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 6 Running Shoe, Frost Grey/Phantom/Black, 10.5 D(M) US

ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 6 Running Shoe, Frost Grey/Phantom/Black, 10.5 D(M) US
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Rearfoot GEL Cushioning System: Attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.
  • Removable Sockliner: A sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic.
  • Removable Sockliner: A sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic.
  • Trail Specific Outsole: Reversed lugs provide uphill and downhill traction on all types of terrain.
  • AHAR Outsole: Acronym for ASICS High Abrasion Rubber. Placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability.

Brooks Mens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Black/Grey - D - 11.0

Brooks Mens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Black/Grey - D - 11.0
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • THIS SHOE IS FOR: Neutral runners looking for a lightweight shoe and a smooth ride without sacrificing cushioning. Whether you’re a Ghost loyalist or are lacing one up for the first time, you’ll find plenty to like.
  • SUPPORT AND CUSHION: The neutral support type provides high energizing cushioning. Ideal for road running, cross training, the gym or wherever you might want to take them! Predecessor: Ghost 11
  • BALANCED, SOFT CUSHIONING: BioMoGo DNA and DNA LOFT cushioning work together to provide a just-right softness underfoot without losing responsiveness and durability - yet it feels lighter than ever.
  • SMOOTH, STABLE RIDE: No matter how your foot lands, our Segmented Crash Pad - an integrated system of shock absorbers - will cushion every step and stride for smooth heel-to-toe transitions.
  • SOFT, SECURE, FIT: The newly engineered mesh and 3D Fit Print practically disappears on your foot with strategically placed stretch and structure.

Saucony Men's Versafoam Cohesion 12 Road Running Shoe, grey/blue, 11 M US

Saucony Men's Versafoam Cohesion 12 Road Running Shoe, grey/blue, 11 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Versafoam cushioning technology
  • GRID technology
  • Durable rubber outsole
  • Supportive upper overlays

ALTRA Women's Torin 4 Plush Road Running Shoe, Blue/Green - 8 M US

ALTRA Women's Torin 4 Plush Road Running Shoe, Blue/Green - 8 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • Luxurious Knit
  • Miles of Comfort
  • Stack Height: 28mm
  • 8.5 oz / 240g

New Balance Men's 520 V5 Running Shoe, Castlerock/Energy Red, 10.5 M US

New Balance Men's 520 V5 Running Shoe, Castlerock/Energy Red, 10.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Injection Molded EVA
  • Data Inspired Upper Design
  • Rubber Outsole
  • NB Response 1.0 Performance Insert
  • Synthetic/Mesh Upper with Comfort Collar

Brooks Mens Beast '20 Running Shoe - Black/Ebony/Grey - 4E - 12.5

Brooks Mens Beast '20 Running Shoe - Black/Ebony/Grey - 4E - 12.5
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • THIS SHOE IS FOR: The Beast ’20 is perfect for runners who want to turn up the dial on support, cushioning, and comfort. Runners who prefer a little extra space in the forefoot may find these to be a perfect match.
  • SUPER-SOFT CUSHIONING: The DNA LOFT cushioning provides a soft, luxurious feeling underfoot without losing responsiveness or durability.
  • ENHANCED FIT: Enjoy comfort front to back with a spacious yet secure fit thanks to an engineered-mesh upper and conformable embroidered saddle.
  • NEW LOOK: Embroidered saddle and eyestay create a modern look and strategic structure.
  • HOLISTIC SUPPORT: We've shifted our focus beyond the feet to the most injury-prone part of a runner's body: the knees. GuideRails support keeps you moving comfortably by keeping excess movement in check.

Saucony Men's Cohesion Running Shoe, Black/Grey/Citron, 10 M US

Saucony Men's Cohesion Running Shoe, Black/Grey/Citron, 10 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Array

adidas Women's Cloudfoam QT Racer Sneaker, black/white/carbon, 8 M US

adidas Women's Cloudfoam QT Racer Sneaker, black/white/carbon, 8 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Geometric mesh upper with synthetic leather heel cap
  • Seamless 3 Stripes
  • adidas branding on tongue label and heel tab
  • Comfortable textile lining

iPod Theory and the Economics of Consumer Choice

From music players to cars, how price points and features make you spend more.

I won't get all technical with mumbo-jumbo stats and economics graphs. Lets look at this in gradual steps. If the smallest iPod can hold 2GB at $29.50/GB or 4GB at $19.75/GB, that's twice the storage for only 30% more. Lets take a look at the next level up that also includes a screen and video camera. You now step up to 8GB at $18.63/GB or 16GB at $11.19/GB on top of added features. The latter of the two being twice the capacity for only 20% more, or 8 times the capacity of the smallest at three times the price. Not convinced? Go a step further and you're staring at a staggeringly low $1.56/GB. That's roughly twenty times as much storage for each dollar as compared to the lowest version.

What do these ratios and percentages mean to an average buyer? Well they'll probably start at a lower model and after small incremental steps up walk out the door with a model with a capacity exponentially greater and a price not what originally drew them into the store in the first place with the excuse that it's a better buy dollar per dollar than the original.

What's that you say? I said this wasn't about mp3 players? You're absolutely right, it's about product pricing. Where perception of massively increased value with only slightly higher investment is seen there will be massive sales. I'm crazy right? Why wouldn't I want to buy a more "economical" model? Well the simple fact is, price points are not chosen at random, they're picked to make consumers buy up. Their listed prices are not reflective of their actual cost to manufacture. Case and point, again, iPods. A recent analysis of the latest iPod shuffle determines it's actual cost to manufacture including packaging is $21.77. Which is about 28% of the retail price. While the Nano is 40% and Touch 49%.

Thus we can clearly see lower models could be easily marketed for lower prices. Though as it stands you'd think they'd make more selling them and not want to push people up to their larger brethren. Not exactly, while their cost to manufacture is a higher percentage of sale price relative to the lower models, that small percentage of profit made from the highest capacity iPod Touch is more than three times the sale price of the smallest shuffle model. Thus to see the same profit from the sale of one high end model it would take roughly five sales of the lowest model. There you go, case closed.

Not everything is as cut and dry, gradually stepped as iPod pricing. Lets look at this backwards. How about cars? Many entry models start at around $20K, then fully optioned with leather, tech gizmos, big wheels and more powerful engine you're at over $40K. I can see parents using this reasoning to buy their teen a base model vs fully loaded. I mean, really, you can literally buy two base models for that price! Most mainstream cars hover around 50% net profit. This doesn't account for the billions it costs to develop them however. So manufacturers again want to maximize their profits.

As I realized this it made me look at the products I owned. While my car isn't brand new, it was at one time the top of the line. The same can be said for my iPod, Camera, Computer, Printer, well pretty much everything I own. I guess if I fell for it, and I know all about cost vs price, what chance does the average consumer have this Holiday shopping season? Hopefully by reading this you'll have the power of choice. I'm not saying to buy low or high, just buy what you need. If you only need a product to do a certain thing, don't buy a higher model that can do twice as much for only 10% more when you'll never do twice as much. It's just the principal of the thing, isn't it?

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