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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:

  • Comfort, lightweight
  • Durability.
  • The perfect amount of cushion

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:

  • Comfort all around
  • Flexible and a good platform in the sole for the foot
  • it fits my orthodics nicely

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:

  • Breathable and flexible
  • The flexible support it provides
  • 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:

  • Boost rules!
  • Form fitting upper, breathable, great cushioning, decently flexible sole
  • The cushion and energy response

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
  • Support
  • The Gel-and cushioning

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:

  • Extra cushion for long runs
  • Comfort and stability
  • The shoe's cushioning and breathable

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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