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

There is nothing worse than having a shoe that falls apart after a single wear. Finding a top, durable shoe can mean the difference between getting 50 miles out of a pair... or 500. And that extra durability can save you serious money. But having a durable shoe not only means saving money: it means less injuries, a better run, and a healthier life.

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
  • Forefoot cushioning
  • The lugs

Newton Running Distance V

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The upper which gives the feeling of "not much shoe" on. It feels like there's enough cushioning underfoot for miles, but it doesn't feel clunky at all: very streamlined.
  • Breathable
  • Quick turnover, right amount of cushioning

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:

  • It's lighter but can last my high mileage
  • It's light with the right amount of cushion
  • 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:

  • Max cushioning with good responsiveness
  • Amount of cushion
  • Cushioning.

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:

  • The responsive, flexible midsole.
  • Light, breathable, 4mm drop, with still enough cushion.
  • Lightweight

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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