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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:

  • Flexible
  • It is extremely durable and offers an amazing right. Not too little support but not too much support. It is light and flexible
  • Flexible, comfortable, springy, light, good looking

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:

  • They are versatile for both shorter and longer runs
  • The cushion feeling you get with every step you make while running which makes running extremely fun
  • the lightness of the shoe

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:

  • High responsiveness in workouts from the air pad in the forefoot. Lightweight
  • Feels great and durable
  • The shoe's upper wrapped around my foot well. The low profile heel-toe drop.

Nike Air Zoom Elite 7

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 11

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It feels like running in a cloud but isn't too heavy or bulky.
  • Good high mileage
  • Right combination of lightweight and cushion

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:

  • light and very natural feel
  • Feel, doesn't interfere wig my stride or affect me negatively
  • Sock like fit and low drop

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

Nike Free RN Distance

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