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Best shoes for Women with lighter builds and shin splints

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.

SShin splints can be the nemesis for many runners. The injury often arises from being in the wrong running sneaker or a shoe that is well past its mileage expiration date. Finding a shoe that fits your gait and your stride is key; but so is knowing which shoes help other runners battle and prevent shin splints. That's why we at ShoeKicker polled runners to find the shoe that improved their shin splint.

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • its lighter than my last shoe, feels like I can crush all my PRs
  • The perfect amount of cushion
  • Really light but also supportive for my high arches

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

Brooks Launch 3

Saucony Triumph ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushioning
  • It provides a lot of support without being clunky or heavy.
  • Forefoot cushion

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

Saucony Triumph ISO

Mizuno Wave Rider 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The total comfort of the shoe. It has an exceptional amount of support for a neutral shoe.
  • Hugs my ankle...fits snug, but big toe box
  • The stability

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

Mizuno Wave Rider 18

Adidas Energy Boost 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The durability, bounce, fit
  • It gives unmatched energy return and also way more comfortable than the Adidas Sequance 9. Upper is so much more snug and comfortable!!! The only problem was the heel. You really need to "Buckle down" the laces to make sure you don't slip.
  • Its pretty bouncy and is soft

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

Adidas Energy Boost 3

Asics GT-2170

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's really supportive
  • Super comfortable and very durable in the padding
  • It sorted out my knee issue

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

Asics GT-2170

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Extremely plush and cushioned
  • The length of wear
  • Soft on the heels

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

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

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