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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
  • Comfortable, supportive for me.
  • Support

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:

  • The flexibility and weight. Also with the contours along my foot
  • Just enough support without being bulky
  • Durability

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:

  • How light and comfortable it is
  • The shoe's upper, which is supportive but not constricting
  • The shoe is springy and helps launch your run

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:

  • Soft, comfortable and very cool looking
  • Flexible
  • The upper

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:

  • just feels natural running in them
  • Overall comfort over long miles
  • overall fit

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:

  • Wide toe box and narrow heel.
  • Gentle stability
  • Cushioning

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
  • Light, minimalist
  • Flexible

Brooks Puregrit 5

Brooks PureFlow 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • light and supportive but not bulky
  • super comfy
  • 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 cushioning.
  • Last a great about of miles and the support is great
  • The narrow base

Brooks Ravenna 6

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lighter than most
  • Light
  • The perfect amount of cushion

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:

  • Right amount of support and cushion
  • Support
  • It's has a nice feel, spring response, and is fairly flexible

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

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