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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:

  • Support
  • It feels extremely good
  • Responsiveness

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:

  • 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

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

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