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Best shoes for Women with lighter builds who need good support

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.

Brooks Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The ride
  • Roomy toe box
  • Soft, comfortable and very cool looking

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with plantar fascitis and flat feet.

Brooks Glycerin 13

Saucony Guide 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Soft feel
  • It moderately helps with my shin splits, but is a heavy shoe. Looking for something supportive but lightweight
  • the heel cushion

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

Saucony Guide 6

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Support
  • Solid cushioning and great support
  • Comfort

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Brooks Pureflow 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It fits well... At least the 3 and 5. The others had too big of a toe box.
  • light weight, connection with ground
  • Doesn't get in my way + has enough support. Just right!

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

Brooks Pureflow 5

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The shoe's cushion
  • Loaded with cushion
  • Makes running in concrete less miserable!

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and achilles pain.

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's comfort and breathability
  • The wave plate in the sole
  • Consistency

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with achilles pain and plantar fascitis.

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The flexibility
  • Light, breathable, 4mm drop, with still enough cushion.
  • Just feels right & is wide enough for my feet

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

Saucony Kinvara 7

Saucony Triumph ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Was soft to forefoot at first
  • 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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Stability & comfort
  • Very comfortable, stable, neutral
  • The cushioning in the shoe.

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • So comfortable
  • Cushioning and light weight
  • Light

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

Brooks Launch 3

Mizuno Wave Rider 19

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The snug fit
  • The wave plate and stiffness of the shoe
  • Flexible shoe

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

Mizuno Wave Rider 19

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