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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:

  • Reliable year to year
  • It makes my feet and legs happy
  • Solid cushioning and great 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:

  • Lightweight and supportive
  • My feet don't hurt after I run
  • Was cushioning

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 shoe is springy and helps launch your run
  • The fit
  • The support it gives my arches

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 forefoot cushioning
  • The shoes cushion
  • Soft, comfortable and very cool looking

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:

  • Good cushioning
  • Soft cushiin
  • Long lasting

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:

  • the support
  • The shoe is durable.
  • 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:

  • Comfortable and durable.
  • Comfortabl
  • Fit and weight

Brooks Puregrit 5

Brooks PureFlow 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • light and supportive but not bulky
  • They are very light and minimalist. They tend to be a quieter foot strike because of the flexible sole. These also have a drop of less than 4mm
  • Snug fit/low heel-toe drop/low stack hight/durable/perfect for workouts, tempo runs, as well as long runs

Brooks PureFlow 4

Brooks Ravenna 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Pretty durable
  • The narrow base
  • cushioning

Brooks Ravenna 6

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Fitted and very comfortable
  • The perfect amount of support
  • Soft

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:

  • The light stability and the cushion
  • The feel
  • They mold perfectly to my feet

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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