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Best shoes for Women with lighter builds

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:

  • Fit, arch support
  • Enough support but still light
  • It's fit! Snug fit through the upper.

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

Saucony Guide 6

Mizuno Wave Sayonara 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light weight less structured upper
  • Not restrictive
  • It is light.

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

Mizuno Wave Sayonara 4

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioning
  • How lightweight it is.
  • The sole is lean but soft and responsive

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with plantar fascitis and IT band syndrome.

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v2

Brooks Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • everything
  • The upper
  • Roomy toe box

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:

  • Light. Bouncy.
  • Flexibility
  • low drop

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

Brooks Pureflow 5

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light. Low drop
  • The weight and cushion
  • the sweet color

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

Saucony Kinvara 7

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Continual comfort mile after mile
  • Stability & comfort
  • Lots of padding

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light and flexible also well cushioned
  • Loaded with cushion
  • No body pain

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and achilles pain.

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The way it fits my foot , which has a narrow heel and it is still responsive on the ground
  • Breathable and comfortable
  • It is light and breathable

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

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Brooks Purecadence 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Fits me well, lightweight
  • The shoe fits well and has perfect cushioning
  • Lightweight and supportive

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

Brooks Purecadence 5

Brooks Ghost 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's light but has cushion in the midfoot
  • It's flexibility
  • Comfort

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

Brooks Ghost 9

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