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Best extremely durable shoes for Women 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.

Saucony Triumph ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • fits my narrow feet well and provides great stability and support.
  • it fits wells and doesn't hurt me feet or legs
  • Comfort

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

Saucony Triumph ISO

Saucony Zealot ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The plush ride
  • Super comfortable upper and perfect amount of cushion. It's light weight and low drop.
  • the weight and responsiveness

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

Saucony Zealot ISO

Brooks Launch 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The weight, flexibility, and supoort
  • The fit
  • Lightweight and support

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with plantar fascitis and IT band syndrome.

Brooks Launch 2

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The Nuetral support works better than the Stability shoe
  • Cushioning
  • Heel cushion!

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

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Brooks Pureflow 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Smooth transition from landing to toe off
  • low drop
  • Light. Bouncy.

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with bad blisters.

Brooks Pureflow 5

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfortable. Didn't have to be broken in.
  • They feel great from the start
  • They just give the correct support in all the right places

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

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
  • Cushioning
  • Feel and cushion

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

Saucony Guide 9

Brooks Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The forefoot cushioning
  • the amount of cushion and support in the heel for my ankle tendonitis
  • Shoe is incredibly soft

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

Brooks Glycerin 13

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The perfect amount of cushion
  • Breathable and both supportive but flexible
  • Very comfortable

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

Brooks Launch 3

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushioned support which helps me to heel strike or mid foot strike with ease. No more shin splints.
  • The heel fit
  • The way it fits my foot , which has a narrow heel and it is still responsive on the ground

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with achilles pain and plantar fascitis.

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Stability for overpronation
  • Reliable year to year
  • heel fit and wide toe box

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

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