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

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:

  • Toe box that allows room to move appropriately
  • Spacious toe box
  • Light weight and cushioning

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:

  • Total comfort
  • It lasted throughout my entire track season without feeling worn down
  • Wide toe box

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:

  • Forefoot cushion
  • Comfort
  • Flexible and a good platform in the sole for the foot

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:

  • The way it stands up to a lot of pounding and a lot of miles.
  • the stability and responsiveness of the shoe as well as it's propensity to be a high mileage shoe.
  • The cushion

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:

  • The last fits my foot
  • Light but supportive
  • I've used it for 5 years and is dependable.

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:

  • the fit
  • The shoe feels springy, light, and bounces back quickly.
  • cushioning

Saucony Triumph ISO 2

Brooks Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Soft
  • Very comfortable and provide excellent cushioning
  • The forefoot cushioning

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
  • drop and lightness
  • Light weight

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:

  • Flexible lightweight and comfortable
  • It makes my feet and legs happy
  • It has 500 miles

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:

  • Medium soft feel
  • Breathable
  • Sturdy

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:

  • Comfort
  • Cushioning
  • Cushion

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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