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Best Mizuno shoes for Men who land on their midfoot

The Japanese shoe maker has been making running shoes for decades. Today, Mizuno running shoes are best known for their Wave Plate technology, an undulating plastic that has helped make the brand's shoes some of the most durable on the planet. Mizuno shoes, from their popular Wave Rider to their award winning Catalyst, are found on runners' feet across the world, many of whom have a deep allegiance to the brand.

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.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The toe box is flexible and roomy.
  • Support
  • the support

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

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10

Mizuno Wave Hitogami 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It is comfortable and supportive
  • It feels comfortable on long runs
  • Lightweight responsiveness

Mizuno Wave Hitogami 3

Mizuno Wave Rider 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Outsold provides right amount of support
  • Light, supportive, very comfortable
  • The shoe feels great and is roomy.

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

Mizuno Wave Rider 18

Mizuno Wave Catalyst

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Great bounceback
  • Light and firm with just a little stability
  • comfort and color

Mizuno Wave Catalyst

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The kickback when it lands
  • Cushioned
  • Extremely cushioned yet still lightweight

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

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Mizuno Wave Rider 19

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion
  • Lightweight and durable
  • Gives energy back, soft and breathable

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

Mizuno Wave Rider 19

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