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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:

  • Flexible and comfortable
  • It's the perfect fit for my type of training
  • Right amount of support

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:

  • It's a great fit, roomy toe box, flexible,with great cushion
  • Comfort
  • Toe box width

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
  • That is comfortable
  • 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:

  • Soft
  • the boost foam for the responsive ride
  • Form fitting upper, breathable, great cushioning, decently flexible sole

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:

  • Comfort without inserts
  • Super comfortable and very durable in the padding
  • The support it gives me while also being fairly light for a stability shoe

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:

  • The cushion
  • Extremely plush and cushioned
  • Extremely comfortable supportive / holds the heel in place

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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