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Best Nike shoes for Women 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 LunarGlide 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Extremely stretchy upper that allows room for my orthotics, and a surprising amount or support for such a light shoe.
  • The arch support
  • Very soft, light weight

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with flat feet and IT band syndrome.

Nike LunarGlide 8

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lightweight and flexible
  • Comfortable yet has support where needed
  • 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 Vomero 10

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Fit and feel make it "fast"
  • Fit and stability
  • Cushion with support

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

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 10

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Flexible
  • How light they are and how smooth my cadence is
  • The shape of the shoe is good for my foot

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 Structure 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • it fixed my overpronation
  • Comfortable and lighter weight
  • The support

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

Nike Air Zoom Structure 18

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