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Best extremely durable shoes for Women with lighter builds

There is nothing worse than having a shoe that falls apart after a single wear. Finding a top, durable shoe can mean the difference between getting 50 miles out of a pair... or 500. And that extra durability can save you serious money. But having a durable shoe not only means saving money: it means less injuries, a better run, and a healthier life.

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.

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • flexibility, affordability
  • Light weight with moderate cushion
  • Light weight

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and runner's knee/patellar tendinitis.

Saucony Kinvara 7

Saucony Guide 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's fit! Snug fit through the upper.
  • the heel cushion
  • support with my slight pronation

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

Saucony Guide 6

Brooks Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion
  • cushioning and comfort
  • Soft

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

Brooks Glycerin 13

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Support and durability
  • Comfortable
  • Fits my stride just right

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Brooks Pureflow 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • My feet feel great
  • Inexpensive
  • cushion and flexibiliry

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

Brooks Pureflow 5

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The wave plate in the sole
  • No additional unnecessary cushion
  • The upper, no overlays over the toe area

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with achilles pain and plantar fascitis.

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Support, super soft and light
  • Lots of padding
  • Soft ride

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Adidas Ultra Boost

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • the price
  • Cushion
  • Soft and springy

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with achilles pain and a bad back.

Adidas Ultra Boost

Brooks Ghost 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The soft ride and wide footprint
  • Flexibility
  • Upper fit

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

Brooks Ghost 9

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Fits well
  • The feel
  • Cushion and Stability

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

Asics GT-2170

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Everything a shoe should be for me
  • Good level cushion
  • Lightweight

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and runner's knee/patellar tendinitis.

Asics GT-2170

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