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Best Hoka One One shoes for Men who land on the middle of their foot

Born in the French mountains, the maximalist pioneer Hoka One One (meaning fly over the earth in Maori) has exploded in popularity in recent years. That's because the light, highly cushioned shoes are great for trail runners, ultra runners, or people simply looking for an easy, light ride. Today, Hoka One One is found in nearly every running store and is the most popular shoes at ultra marathons.

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.

Hoka One One Stinson 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Meta-Rocker
  • The shoe's cushioning which makes me feel like I'm running on a mattress
  • the stability and responsiveness of the shoe as well as it's propensity to be a high mileage shoe.

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

Hoka One One Stinson 3

Hoka One One Clifton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Weight to support ratio
  • Less pain
  • Soft

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with a bad back and achilles pain.

Hoka One One Clifton

Hoka One One Clayton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • light weight
  • Zero drop which doesn't allow me to heel strike
  • The cushioning

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

Hoka One One Clayton

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • its protection.
  • Comfort
  • Lots of cushioning

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

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Durability
  • Light and cushioned
  • No body pain

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and achilles pain.

Hoka One One Clifton 2

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