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Best Brooks shoes for Women who land on the front 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.

A runner's foot can land on the ground in a myriad of ways. The rarest is on the forefoot, the front of the foot near the toes. There's nothing inherently wrong with this landing pattern: some advocates recommend non-forefoot runners adopt forefoot running to reduce running's shock to the body. However, because it is rare, many shoes aren't designed for runners who land on their forefoot: as a result, the wrong shoe can wear quickly on the front, which can often lead to injury. That's why it's important for forefoot runners to find the right shoe.

Brooks Ghost 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Support
  • The right amount of cushion without feeling clunky
  • Fits the shape of my foot very well

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

Brooks Ghost 8

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Support
  • The shoe's durability
  • Soft step

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Upper comfort
  • It just feels good on my feet
  • Coupons

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Brooks Pureflow 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Inexpensive
  • Minimal
  • Nice and light (not heavy) and breathable. The Adrenaline GTS was not breathable because of the Gore-Tex waterproof coating which made hot summer running almost unbearable.

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with bad blisters.

Brooks Pureflow 5

Brooks Ghost 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfort
  • Comfortable for me
  • Comfort

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

Brooks Ghost 9

Brooks Purecadence 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It feels cushiony, but you can still get a sense of the ground, if that makes sense
  • Fits me well, lightweight
  • Decent arch support

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

Brooks Purecadence 5

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The amount of support in relation to the weight.
  • Support
  • Flexible

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

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