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Best extremely durable shoes for Men who land on their midfoot

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:

  • Spacious toe box
  • Toe box that allows room to move appropriately
  • 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:

  • The durability.
  • The placement of the stability post
  • 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:

  • Comfort all around
  • The comfortability and the heel cushioning.
  • Forefoot 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:

  • Meta-Rocker
  • the stability and responsiveness of the shoe as well as it's propensity to be a high mileage shoe.
  • Soft

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
  • Overall comfort over long miles
  • overall fit

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
  • Extremely responsive and comfortable without being too soft.
  • The fit and cushion. The top fits as comfortable as a light slipper.

Saucony Triumph ISO 2

Brooks Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Soft, comfortable and very cool looking
  • Flexible
  • The upper

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 and flexible
  • It is very light, comfortable and supportive
  • Lightweight and fast

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
  • Comfortable, supportive for me.
  • 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:

  • A lot of cushioning
  • The cushion
  • The Nuetral support works better than the Stability shoe

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, super cushion
  • Comfort
  • Long lasting with lots of miles put on them.

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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