It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
Health + Injury
Ultra / Adventure racing
Cushioned or Support
I am a 5'9" runner and weigh around 180 pounds. I have a high arch and would like to run a marathon. I have run several half marathons in under two hours. What type of shoe is best for larger runners, cushioned or support?
Hi Steven it depends on your running style.
What are you currently running in?
I am not too clued up but it seems a little strange: Cushioned shoes are good for people with high arches and do not pronate very much. Heavy runners tend to pronate a little more though (not neccessarily a bad thing.
I do not think you are a particularly heavy runner.
I am not far off your weight and I use stability shoes as they have good cushioning and durability. I have found since using these shoes I have had fewer injury problems.
My current favourite is Asics 2070 which is great, I have no problems in it at all and is very adaptable.
Terms & Conditions
The materials in this website are in no way intended to replace the professional medical care, advice, diagnosis or treatment of a doctor, qualified personal trainer, therapist, dietitian or nutritionist Runners's World, Part of the Hearst UK well-being network © Copyright 2017