Best of Shoekicker

Best Brooks shoes for Men who land on the middle of their foot

The Seattle-based Brooks is the number one selling shoe brand in running stores. This is because the running-only Brooks has stayed innovative while remaining true to the foundational success of its top styles, such as the Adrenaline, Ghost, and Glycerin. When a new runner wants their first running shoe, Brooks is often the perfect entry shoe since its award winning styles can fit almost any stride. And for the long time runner who has worn Brooks for years, there's no reason to try another shoe since the brand works great mile after mile.

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.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • comfort
  • Stability for overpronation
  • It's very comfortable

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Brooks Purecadence 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light and fits me well
  • I tend to over pronate and in toe a bit. The PureCadence helps even out my footfall. It fits like a glove with a good amount of spacing at the toe/ I am getting back into running after a foot injury, so I still running low mileage
  • Fits me well, lightweight

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and shin splints.

Brooks Purecadence 5

Brooks Launch 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The fit
  • The shoe's upper, which is supportive but not constricting
  • It's light but supportive

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

Brooks Launch 2

Brooks Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The upper
  • Roomy toe box
  • Very comfortable and provide excellent cushioning

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

Brooks Glycerin 13

Brooks Ghost 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Soft cushiin
  • Comfortable
  • Support

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and shin splints.

Brooks Ghost 9

Brooks Transcend 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion
  • I love it
  • Support and cushion

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

Brooks Transcend 3

Brooks Puregrit 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Low drop
  • Comfortable and durable.
  • Low drop, light weight, breathable, decent traction, feel the ground but just enough cushion

Brooks Puregrit 5

Brooks PureFlow 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • light and supportive but not bulky
  • Solid support
  • Provides the right amount of support while not being too bulky; shoe is breathable

Brooks PureFlow 4

Brooks Ravenna 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The fell to the ground. It give cushion when I want but is very responsive.
  • Pretty durable
  • The narrow base

Brooks Ravenna 6

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioned landing and light
  • Breathable and both supportive but flexible
  • Fitted and very comfortable

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

Brooks Launch 3

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Support
  • Breathable
  • Feels like clouds

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: