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Best Brooks shoes for Men who land on their midfoot

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:

  • Stability for overpronation
  • Reliable year to year
  • heel fit and wide toe box

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:

  • Very lightweight, great for speedwork
  • Decent arch support
  • 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 weight, flexibility, and supoort
  • The fit
  • Lightweight and support

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 amount of cushion and support in the heel for my ankle tendonitis
  • Shoe is incredibly soft

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:

  • Upper fit
  • I can order it in a wide width
  • 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:

  • Support and cushion
  • Cushioning
  • comfortable, works with my orthotics, easy on my back

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:

  • Light, minimalist
  • Comfortabl
  • 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:

  • Provides the right amount of support while not being too bulky; shoe is breathable
  • Snug fit/low heel-toe drop/low stack hight/durable/perfect for workouts, tempo runs, as well as long runs
  • 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

Brooks PureFlow 4

Brooks Ravenna 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Last a great about of miles and the support is great
  • The cushioning.
  • The narrow base

Brooks Ravenna 6

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The perfect amount of cushion
  • Breathable and both supportive but flexible
  • 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:

  • They mold perfectly to my feet
  • the good support
  • Breathable

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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