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Best shoes for Women with lighter builds who land on their heel

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.

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lightweight
  • Responsiveness
  • The smooth ride and comfortable upper, which doesn't give me as many blisters as most running shoes

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

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v2

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

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

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