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Best New Balance shoes for Men who land on their midfoot

Over 100 years old and deeply rooted in New England manufacturing, New Balance has evolved to become one of the top running shoe companies on the planet. Based in Boston and proudly producing many products in the US, New Balance today continues to innovate by making high quality running shoes, such as their Fresh Foam and Minimus models.

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.

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light weight, soft, responsive
  • Lightweight
  • Light, flexible, and fast

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

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v2

New Balance Vazee Pace

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Flexible shoe and has a nice roll to it when you're really cruising.
  • Great
  • The sole is firm and bouncy

New Balance Vazee Pace

New Balance Fresh Foam Boracay

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion
  • How clmfortable they are
  • Very soft midsole

New Balance Fresh Foam Boracay

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