Mizuno Wave Creation 15
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We mean no offense. It's not like we are in tip-top shape ourselves. But when you to tend to be on the heavier side, you need the right running shoe with the right fit to prevent injuries and keep you on the track, trail, treadmill or whatever terrain you choose to run on. With that in mind, we've rounded up the best running shoes for our heftier readers with nothing but good intentions.

Click through the slides to see what the best shoes are for plus-sized runners.

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Puma Faas 600 v2

Key Technology: Full-length Transition Line
Best for: Everyday running

Brand new for Fall 2014, the Puma Faas 600 v2 encourages a more natural ride thanks to a full-length Transition Line that mimics your natural gait pattern. The shoe's EverFit system supplies a superior fit in a lightweight package.

$100

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Image via Liz Barclay

APL TechLoom Pro

Key technology: Propelium
Best for: Tempo runs

Athletic Propulsion Labs, AKA APL, has a cult-like following and rightfully so. After being banned by the NBA for making you jump too high (no, really), the company decided to give running shoes a go with the TechLoom Pro. Propelium technology means that the sneakers can take a heavy beating and till retain its efficacy down the line.

$140

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Image via Running Warehouse

Brooks PureFlow 3

Key Technology: BioMoGo Midsole
Best for: Long distance runs

Perfect for long distance running, Brooks' BioMoGo DNA Midsole contains biodegradable foam which provides to ground feel which adapts over time to your specific running needs. If you're going to go running, might as well go green as well.

$105

Mizuno Wave Creation 15
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Mizuno Wave Creation 15

Key technology: Infinity Wave Construction
Best for: Neutral pronators

Most cushioning systems simply disperse impact throughout the midsole. With Infinity Wave Construction, the Wave Creation 15 pushes impact away from the foot thanks to its uniquely shaped heel.

$160

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Image via Nike

Nike Air Zoome Pegasus 31

Key technology: Air Zoom cushioning
Best for: Total training

Nike's most iconic running silhouette got performance upgrades this year for it's 31st installment. To aide runners with a wider foot, the swoosh added a a rubber crash rail to the lateral outsole which provides a larger footprint.

$100

Nike Free Flyknit 4.0
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Nike Free Flyknit 4.0

Key technology: Free outsole
Best for: Tempo runs

Nike's Free technology works to tune muscles, while also stabilizing them to prevent injury. The unique outsole engages and exercises muscles that are neglected in your standard footwear.

$120

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Image via Nike

Nike Flyknit Lunar 2

Key technology: Flyknit
Best for: Everyday running

The Nike Flyknit Lunar 2 cradles the foot to provide a supportive ride with a better stretch than its predecessor. The tongue comes attached to the shoe to keep it in place while running.

$160

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Image via Liz Barclay

adidas AdiZero Primeknit Boost

Key technology: Primeknit upper
Best for: High performance runs

Like Nike's Flyknit, adidas' Primeknit supplies a sock-like fit around the foot. The innovative material is both heavily breathable and flexible, perfect for those who are packing a few extra pounds.

$200

New Balance 980 Fresh Foam
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New Balance Fresh Foam 980

Key technology: Fresh Foam midsole
Best for: Long distance runs

Constructed using 3-D printing technology, the Fresh Foam midsole is more plush than its REVlite contemporary. The extra cushioning along with its energy returning properties are perfect for heavier runners.

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Nike Air Zoom Elite 7

Key technology: Zoom Air cushioning
Best for: Tempo runs

For the seventh version of the Air Zoom Elite 7, Nike looked towards actual athletes for feedback. Zoom Air cushioning beneath the forefoot gives the Air Zoom Elite 7 impeccable response off the ground, making you feel fast and light with each stride. As an added plus, the Air Zoom Elite 7 is the lightest version of the shoe in the series' history at 8 ounces for women and 9.6 ounces for men.

$110

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