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Best Brooks shoes for Women 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 Launch 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The support it gives my arches
  • Soft landing
  • Very durable, I am averaging 300 miles per pair which has been great. I am 5'10'' 215lbs, so I used to go through shoes quickly.

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

Brooks Launch 2

Brooks Pureflow 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • light weight, connection with ground
  • the support in a more minimal shoe, yet the fact the shoe is still flexible
  • Light and flexible

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

Brooks Pureflow 5

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Upper comfort
  • Lots of padding
  • Thick tongue

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The perfect amount of cushion
  • its lighter than my last shoe, feels like I can crush all my PRs
  • lightweight but very cushioned!

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

Brooks Launch 3

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion is like clouds
  • The give me the right amount of support and cushion
  • Fits my stride just right

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Brooks PureFlow 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Wide toe box
  • Solid support
  • Provides the right amount of support while not being too bulky; shoe is breathable

Brooks PureFlow 4

Brooks Ghost 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushion
  • Support
  • No change from the last model.

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:

  • The cushioning without feeling like I'm stomping around
  • They have made it past 100 miles before wearing out
  • Good support, comfortable, fits true to size

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Its comfortable
  • stability
  • the support an darch

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15

Brooks Purecadence 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lightweight
  • Lightweight and supportive
  • Fits me well, lightweight

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

Brooks Purecadence 5

Brooks Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfort and durability
  • Flexible
  • The shoes upper

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

Brooks Glycerin 13

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