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Best Mizuno shoes for Women 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 Sayonara 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light weight, just enough support
  • Response
  • Soft

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

Mizuno Wave Sayonara 4

Mizuno Wave Rider 19

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lightweight and durable
  • Lasts 6 months doesn't squish toes
  • The cushion

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

Mizuno Wave Rider 19

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light weight
  • It's one of only a few shoes that doesn't give me terrible blisters on the arches of my feet
  • It's good

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

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light weight but super supportive and stable
  • The drop
  • the support

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

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10

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