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Best Nike shoes for Men who land on the front of their foot

The Portland athletic giant got its start making running shoes. A waffle iron and billions of dollars later, Nike is the worldwide leader in making, marketing, and selling running shoes (among other athletic products). In fact, the current CEO of Nike got his start designing Nike's most popular running shoe: the Air Zoom Pegasus. Over the years, Nike has continued to perfect its popular running line, developing shoes for every stride, every budget, and every style.

A runner's foot can land on the ground in a myriad of ways. The rarest is on the forefoot, the front of the foot near the toes. There's nothing inherently wrong with this landing pattern: some advocates recommend non-forefoot runners adopt forefoot running to reduce running's shock to the body. However, because it is rare, many shoes aren't designed for runners who land on their forefoot: as a result, the wrong shoe can wear quickly on the front, which can often lead to injury. That's why it's important for forefoot runners to find the right shoe.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's light with the right amount of cushion
  • It has a lot of support, isn't overly bulky, and keeps getting improved all the time with the newest models
  • Cushioning

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • price
  • Moves the way i want it to, doesn't move around on my foot. I can wear it in both trails and roads
  • Comfortable

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Nike Air Zoom Elite 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The shoe's upper wrapped around my foot well. The low profile heel-toe drop.
  • how well it immediately formed to my foot
  • Breathable and comfy

Nike Air Zoom Elite 7

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 11

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion and durability
  • Breathable soft
  • Cushioning and fit of the upper

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

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 11

Nike Free RN Distance

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Sock like fit and low drop
  • It looks freaking awesome.
  • Flexible

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

Nike Free RN Distance

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