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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:

  • Spacious toe box
  • The zero drop and the wide toe box for maximum toe splay on those long runs!
  • Roomy 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:

  • Feels really soft
  • light and breathable
  • Cushioning

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:

  • upper and cushioning
  • Comfort
  • it fits my orthodics nicely

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 shoe's cushioning which makes me feel like I'm running on a mattress
  • No blisters and no feet pain
  • Meta-Rocker

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 fit
  • Durability
  • Soft cushiin

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:

  • It feels so comfortable
  • The fit and cushion. The top fits as comfortable as a light slipper.
  • cushioning

Saucony Triumph ISO 2

Brooks Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The ride
  • Shoe is incredibly soft
  • Support for my high arches.

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:

  • Lightweight, responsive and durable
  • I feel the ground well beneath my foot.
  • Flexible fit

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:

  • Comfort
  • Cushion
  • Consistent support and performance

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:

  • Fairly comfortable
  • Gel-sole
  • Extremely comfortable supportive / holds the heel in place

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:

  • Durability
  • Cushioning
  • How the cushion doesn't interfere with support and solid footing.

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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