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Best Nike shoes for Men who land on their midfoot

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:

  • Soft, supple cushioning that doesn't impede in my foots motion.
  • Color
  • Great feel for the road or trail

Nike LunarTempo

Nike Free 4.0

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

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

Nike Free 4.0

Nike Flyknit Lunar 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Flexible
  • Look
  • Weight and Flyknit upper

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:

  • Quick turnover, right amount of cushioning
  • The shape of the shoe is good for my foot
  • Width

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:

  • Gives me support
  • It feels like running in a cloud but isn't too heavy or bulky.
  • Cushioning and fit of the upper

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:

  • Extremely comfortable
  • Flexible and breathes well. Snug fit, which would be great if I didn't have wider than average feet
  • Flexible and incredibly soft

Nike LunarEpic Flyknit

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • extremely comfortable and light. Still has plenty of support.
  • Support and flexibility
  • It is light and responsive

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:

  • The light feel and fit
  • Light Weight
  • 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.
  • it's well balanced

Nike Air Zoom Elite 7

Nike Air Zoom Structure 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • I feel fast while having enough support
  • The stability for the ankle and pronation
  • The fit around the ankle is better than most shoes I've tried on.

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:

  • Flexible and supportive
  • It feels good
  • It's lightweight and has enough support.

Nike LunarGlide 7

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