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Best extremely durable shoes for Men who land on the front of their foot

There are durable shoes and then there are extremely durable shoes. Extremely durable shoes can withstand pavement pounding and trail climbing. They're shoes that go past the traditional 300 mile replacement mark and allow you to get up to 600 miles. And while we wouldn't recommend giving them as heirlooms to your children, extremely durable shoes truly can withstand the test of time.

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.

Newton Running Distance V

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfortable
  • Fast and light
  • Forefoot cushioning

Newton Running Distance V

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • I like running in it
  • Light, responsive
  • The comfortable support.

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • There is enough support without the shoe being bulky or heavy
  • Support and flexibility
  • The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus were good for milage when I was in college

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and achilles pain.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushion this shoe provides for my shins
  • The soft cushioning
  • Max cushioning with good responsiveness

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

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It is light, comfortable, and reasonably durable.
  • It's lightweight and responsive
  • It made my plantar fascia go away

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and runner's knee/patellar tendinitis.

Saucony Kinvara 7

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