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Best Nike shoes for Men who land on the middle 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.

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.

Nike LunarTempo

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Great feel for the road or trail
  • Soft, supple cushioning that doesn't impede in my foots motion.
  • Extremely soft, flexible, and light

Nike LunarTempo

Nike Free 4.0

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Flexible
  • Flexibility and no hard leather or fabrics
  • No heel counter

Nike Free 4.0

Nike Flyknit Lunar 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Weight and Flyknit upper
  • it is very light, but still provides cushion and the flyknit upper doesn't give me blisters or bruises
  • Look

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

Nike Flyknit Lunar 3

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light, good look, comfy
  • price
  • Good looking, comfortable and feels good every run

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 Vomero 11

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion and durability
  • Cushion
  • The color

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

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 11

Nike LunarEpic Flyknit

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The flyknit upper is supple and achieves just enough structure at support
  • Flexible and incredibly soft
  • Extremely comfortable

Nike LunarEpic Flyknit

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's durability, it lasts longer than most, I'm comfortable running in it, and I notice a decrease in pain/injuries when wearing it
  • Lightweight and flexible
  • Comfortable for middle distance to long runs

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 31

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light Weight
  • The whole bottom half of the shoe, which is very soft.
  • Breathable, flexible, and looks good

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 31

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
  • The shoe's upper wrapped around my foot well. The low profile heel-toe drop.
  • Toe box is comfy and helps me with my heel strike

Nike Air Zoom Elite 7

Nike Air Zoom Structure 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Shoes upper
  • Comfortable and lighter weight
  • The over all stability of the structure is good. But the triple density foam could be improved upon.

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

Nike Air Zoom Structure 18

Nike LunarGlide 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioning
  • It's cushioning and weight for a stability shoe.
  • It's lightweight and has enough support.

Nike LunarGlide 7

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