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Best Brooks shoes for Women with lighter builds

The Seattle-based Brooks is the number one selling shoe brand in running stores. This is because the running-only Brooks has stayed innovative while remaining true to the foundational success of its top styles, such as the Adrenaline, Ghost, and Glycerin. When a new runner wants their first running shoe, Brooks is often the perfect entry shoe since its award winning styles can fit almost any stride. And for the long time runner who has worn Brooks for years, there's no reason to try another shoe since the brand works great mile after mile.

Being light can certainly help with running. Not only does it mean less weight to propel forward, it reduces the risk of injury and cuts down the pounding in your shoes. But not every running shoe is meant for light runners. Clunky shoes meant for bigger "clydesdale" runners aren't perfect for lighter runners, nor are shoes that run super wide. That's why it's so important to know what shoe type fits your body type.

Brooks Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Responsiveness
  • breathable
  • cushioning and comfort

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with plantar fascitis and flat feet.

Brooks Glycerin 13

Brooks Pureflow 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Nice and light (not heavy) and breathable. The Adrenaline GTS was not breathable because of the Gore-Tex waterproof coating which made hot summer running almost unbearable.
  • the support in a more minimal shoe, yet the fact the shoe is still flexible
  • Lightweight

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with bad blisters.

Brooks Pureflow 5

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion
  • Super comfortable when landing
  • It moves with my foot

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with plantar fascitis and runner's knee/patellar tendinitis.

Brooks Glycerin 14

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Love the design
  • It has decent cushion on the balls of the feet.
  • Reliable year to year

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and plantar fascitis.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Brooks Ghost 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushion and support
  • Support
  • The whith

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and shin splints.

Brooks Ghost 9

Brooks Purecadence 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Minimal shoe
  • There is no break in period. Out of the box ready to go!
  • Very lightweight, great for speedwork

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and shin splints.

Brooks Purecadence 5

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Soft, with larger toe box
  • Cushioning & responsiveness
  • Durability.

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and plantar fascitis.

Brooks Launch 3

Brooks Ghost 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Amount of support and light weight
  • The weight and feel
  • Durability

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and IT band syndrome.

Brooks Ghost 8

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Has a wide toe box and fits my feet well
  • Gives me support without a lot of extra weight.
  • It's comfortable

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and runner's knee/patellar tendinitis.

Brooks Ravenna 7

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