Best of Shoekicker

Best shoes for Women with lighter builds who prefer stability 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.

People who pronate have their arches collapse inward when they run. There's nothing wrong with this--in fact, many of the world's best runners are pronators. The key is to find the right sneaker to help mitigate the issue. Stability shoes help overpronators by keeping the gait straight as the foot hits the ground. These shoes provide decent arch support and solid cushioning. You can find stability competition shoes, regular pavement shoes, or trail shoes.

Saucony Guide 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The support and motion control. I just ran a marathon in them and my only issue was my feet cramped from the cold and rain that lasted 22 miles worth of the for hour long race for me.
  • the flexibility and cushioning
  • How I can roll through after strike

Saucony Guide 8

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Breathable
  • The support is just right
  • Comfortable

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Mizuno Wave Rider 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The flexible support it provides
  • Breathable and flexible
  • The total comfort of the shoe. It has an exceptional amount of support for a neutral shoe.

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

Mizuno Wave Rider 18

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfort
  • Soft landing
  • Supportive

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

Liked this list? Try these: