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Best Saucony shoes for Women with lighter builds

You'll rarely see an ad for Saucony, which is one of the best selling running shoe brands in the world. But the Boston-based running company, which has been around since 1898, has a well-earned reputation for quality and a very loyal following. From lightweight shoes like the Kinvara to heavily cushioned shoes like the Triumph ISO, Saucony has won numerous awards and today is the number three running shoe brand sold in run specialty stores.

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 Guide 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • support with my slight pronation
  • the heel cushion
  • Large toe box, foot fits just right on arch

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

Saucony Guide 6

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfort
  • Light, responsive
  • Lightweight

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

Saucony Kinvara 7

Saucony Guide 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The support and motion control. I just ran a marathon in them and my only issue was my feet cramped from the cold and rain that lasted 22 miles worth of the for hour long race for me.
  • the flexibility and cushioning
  • How I can roll through after strike

Saucony Guide 8

Saucony Triumph ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • upper and cushioning
  • Light feel and cushioning
  • Forefoot cushion

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and a bad back.

Saucony Triumph ISO

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