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Best extremely durable shoes for Men who land on the middle 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.

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.

Altra One 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Zero drop, lightweight, large toe box
  • Toe box that allows room to move appropriately
  • The wide toe box

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

Altra One 2

Saucony Guide 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It is reliable and I have used it for the past 4 years
  • very comfortable!
  • Total comfort

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

Saucony Guide 9

Saucony Triumph ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Toe box width
  • Comfort
  • Light weight and cushion.

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and a bad back.

Saucony Triumph ISO

Hoka One One Stinson 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • No blisters and no feet pain
  • absorbs the pounding, lasts twice as long as others
  • the stability and responsiveness of the shoe as well as it's propensity to be a high mileage shoe.

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

Hoka One One Stinson 3

Brooks Ghost 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • just feels natural running in them
  • Soft cushiin
  • Comfortable

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

Brooks Ghost 9

Saucony Triumph ISO 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Low heel
  • cushioning
  • the fit

Saucony Triumph ISO 2

Brooks Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The shoes cushion
  • Soft, comfortable and very cool looking
  • breathable

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

Brooks Glycerin 13

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Minimal drop
  • Lightweight, responsive and durable
  • Ever run technology

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

Saucony Kinvara 7

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion is like clouds
  • Flexible lightweight and comfortable
  • Cushioning and support

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfort and stability
  • The Nuetral support works better than the Stability shoe
  • Gel-sole

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

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioning
  • Comfort
  • Wide sizing and Hoka One One maximal fit.

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and a bad back.

Hoka One One Bondi 4

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