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Best Asics shoes for Women 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:

  • The cushsion
  • Cushioning & support
  • The length of wear

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

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Asics Gt-2000 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • it's pretty reliable. I've worn this shoe forever!
  • The shoe is durable and controls for over pronation.
  • the shoes's support

Asics Gt-2000 4

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushioning is perfect
  • How comfortable it is
  • Flexible mesh upper

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

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Asics GT-2170

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Breathable upper - like the Gel-cushioning
  • Cushioning
  • Everything a shoe should be for me

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

Asics GT-2170

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light, cushiony with moderate stability
  • Very comfortable
  • It keeps my injuries away

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

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Asics Gel-Cumulus 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Nothing in particular
  • Cushion
  • Soft, light and feels great

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

Asics Gel-Cumulus 14

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