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10 Best Lightweight Running Shoes That Don't Sacrifice Comfort

Women’s Health discusses the benefits of lightweight running shoes and includes guidance from Elizabeth A. Cody, MD, foot and ankle surgeon at HSS.

Dr. Cody explained, “A lightweight running shoe can mean either that it’s actually light in terms of weight and how it feels on your foot and body, or that it is on trend with the ‘minimalist’ style for running shoes.”

Dr. Cody does not recommend a minimalist (low cushion) shoe for people with foot pain, plantar fasciitis, arthritis or a foot injury, but generally speaking, “lightweight” running shoes are good for most people because less weight on the feet means less energy spent when running.

“People with foot pain or other foot issues just need to make sure they pick a lightweight running shoe that also has a good, thick, stiff sole with lots of cushion,” she added.

Read the full article at Womenshealth.com.