Best of Shoekicker

Best extremely durable shoes for Men who land on their midfoot

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:

  • Roomy toe box
  • The zero drop and the wide toe box for maximum toe splay on those long runs!
  • Incredibly light shoe, but with great amount of 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:

  • The placement of the stability post
  • Feels really soft
  • It is reliable and I have used it for the past 4 years

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:

  • It's a great fit, roomy toe box, flexible,with great cushion
  • Light feel and 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:

  • Cushion
  • The way it stands up to a lot of pounding and a lot of miles.
  • 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 last fits my foot
  • Support
  • 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:

  • cushioning
  • Extremely responsive and comfortable without being too soft.
  • Low heel

Saucony Triumph ISO 2

Brooks Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • everything
  • Comfort
  • The shoes cushion

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:

  • Durable yet extremely light.
  • It made my plantar fascia go away
  • 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:

  • Comfort
  • Cushioning
  • Durability and comfort

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:

  • The cushsion
  • Extremely comfortable supportive / holds the heel in place
  • Great cushioning

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
  • Durability
  • Comfort

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

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Liked this list? Try these: