First, let me say that to lose fat, you need to accept that you’re fat. Simple as that! I am no ripped-dude or on the top shape of my life. I consider myself fat, I have belly that is really annoying and really hard to loose. This is one of the reason I got myself into running and lifting weights, since running and weight train is one of the best way to lose fat, fast.
If you’re on the heavy side, and you wanted to lose weight by running you’re going to need to find the best running shoes for you. First rule of running is, avoid injury at all cost (I invented that rule :)) Having yourself injured will delay your fat loss thus making you fat again, this is really true.
With that in mind, I round up the best running shoes for fat runners that will help you protect your feet and boost your fat loss goal. These are not in order, you should test them out and see if they match your needs.
Best Running Shoes For Fat Runners
Puma Faas 100R
Puma Faas 100R is really light, flat and has a natural running motion. This gives a better performance, aside from the lightness of this shoe (164gms). Has a thin upper that you can see your foot inside, thin tongue and a huge improvement on stripped down shoe lace.
Pro: Light 164gms, thin upper, very durable materials. Good for everyday running, and it will last longer.
Cons: Flat sole, no grip-like features. Very thin tongue, and make sure you get half a size lower than your usual.
Mizuno Wave Creation 16
The Mizuno Wave Creation 16 is seriously for heavier runners, the entire material is stiff to the bone, not that responsive in terms of cushioning and doesn’t have that much flexibility. Not to mention the price is pretty expensive.
Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32
Pegasus 32 is a trainer shoe that can handle long runs, short and fast workouts. If you’re a beginner runner or wanted to train, this is best for you.
Nike Free Flyknit 4.0
Nike Free Flyknit 4.0 is a minimalist dream shoes, very light and flexible. The comfort is what separates this shoe from its predecessors and it also offer balance of weight, a nice heel-to-toe-drop, and best of all flexibility and transition.
Pros: Has a large toe box, which is good! No need for cramped toes while running (I personally hate cramped toes) Heel drop is only 6mm, perfect minimalist running shoes.
Cons: Not good for wet roads, should only be used on road running. Always check the weather before using this shoes, we don’t want wet feet while running.
Nike Flyknit Lunar 2
Nike Flyknit Lunar 2 offers a good amount of stability for heavy runners. Great open pores for breathability, although the base is kinda stiff, there’s a lot of cushion and flexibility on forefront of the shoes. The collar has a ton of comfort feet, plus it is lightweight nature and durability. Not to mention the cheap price tag.
Pros: Comfy design, breathable upper and has a great cushion feature. It’s lightweight too!
Cons: Not for neutral runner, you’ll find it somewhat hard on your feet. Some people has issue with the stiffness in the heel area, and it doesn’t snug your feet like it’s old versions.
AdiZero Primeknit Boost
AdiZero PrimeKnit Boost features a really nice sleek black woven upper with pinstripes across the heel and tongue. The material is both heavily breathable and flexible, these are perfect for those who are on the heavy side.
Pros: Breathable material and flexible on the feet. Durable and can be used as an everyday road running shoes.
Cons: Woven material is not great for bad weather, and it’s too expensive for a knitted shoes
New Balance Fresh Foam 980
Fresh Foam midsole is more plus that REVlite contemporay, has a ton of extra cushioning along with energy returning features that are perfect for heavy runners.
Pros: Best lightweight with average arches, has a good fit and snug to your foot.
Cons: Sole is kinda generic, lacing system is messed up for some users, since the tongue rode too high to their feet.
Nike Air Zoom Elite 7
Nike Air Zoom Elite 7 cushioning beneath the forefoot give it an amazing response from the ground, making it light with each stride. There’s also the lighter version with is 8 ounces and 9.6 ounces for men. It also uses Flywire technology that locks down your foot for added support, not to mention the sole that gives you a lot of traction on the road.
Pros: Lightweight, has a great lacing system for support. Great traction.
Cons: Some users feedback says it only runs on large sizes, wide on midfoot and not that long enough for 1/2 sizes. Not good for rainy season, you’ll get your feet wet easily.
These shoes are a great starting point to find the right running shoes for fat runners, if you’re using a different on that’s not on the list, please let me know and we will review it for you.