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Best Asics shoes for Men who land on their midfoot

Over the past 30 years, Asics has made some of the best running shoes on the market. The Gel-Kayano, Gel-Cumulus, and GT-2000 series have been three of the best selling running shoes on the planet. That's because Asics' long commitment to quality and wear testing has produced shoes that runners get hooked on--and never want to take off.

From Chi-Running to natural running, many run coaches have been touting the benefit of midfoot running over the past decade. Midfoot running means landing on the center of your foot--not the front (forefoot) or back (heel). Many advocates say this is the natural way to run, and the way humans would be running if our stride wasn't corrupted by hard pavement and clunky shoes. However, because not all running shoes tailor to midfoot runners, people who land in the middle of their foot have to find the right shoe meant for this type of stride.

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Soft on the heels
  • Extremely comfortable supportive / holds the heel in place
  • Great cushioning

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

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Asics GT-2170

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • the arch support
  • Its snug fit
  • The Gel-and cushioning

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

Asics GT-2170

Asics 33-FA

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Heel tow drop
  • the shoe is still supportive without being too heavy
  • It is very lightweight and comfortable (compared to the stability shoes I'm used to). It is an excellent shoe for transitioning to more minimalist footwear.

Asics 33-FA

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion
  • My plantar fasciitis has mostly resolved since wearing them!
  • How comfortable it is

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

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Asics Gel-Cumulus 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Can withstand some water
  • Nothing in particular
  • Flexible

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

Asics Gel-Cumulus 14

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Gel-support
  • cushion level
  • It prevents stress fractures

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

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Asics GEL-Cumulus 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfort
  • Balanced support
  • they're not too constricting!

Asics GEL-Cumulus 17

Asics GT-1000 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The price
  • Lightweight, inexpensive
  • The support and stability in the heel

Asics GT-1000 2

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