Ok, so this is my favourite running shoe. Period. I originally fell in love with Gel Nimbus 15’s …that model is now up to the 19’s… I think, but I keep replacing them with the newer version beaucse I have yet to find another shoe I love as much. The support and cushioning of this runner is amazing and when I started running I was pretty heavy. I’m onto my fifth pair and because I put a lot of KM’s on them, they wear out and should be replaced. I have tried New Balance, Brooks and Saucony, but nothing compares to this shoe, at least for me. Of course it really is a good practice to go to a reputable shoe store that can put you on a treadmill and assess your shoe need as it relates to the shape/arch/step of your foot.