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Best Saucony shoes for Men who land on the middle of their foot

You'll rarely see an ad for Saucony, which is one of the best selling running shoe brands in the world. But the Boston-based running company, which has been around since 1898, has a well-earned reputation for quality and a very loyal following. From lightweight shoes like the Kinvara to heavily cushioned shoes like the Triumph ISO, Saucony has won numerous awards and today is the number three running shoe brand sold in run specialty stores.

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.

Saucony Kinvara 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Soft and low heel to toe drop
  • Light, cushy, and responsive
  • How lightweight the shoe is and how it keeps me running on my forefoot

Saucony Kinvara 6

Saucony Triumph ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light feel and cushioning
  • Toe box width
  • fits my narrow feet well and provides great stability and support.

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and a bad back.

Saucony Triumph ISO

Saucony Triumph ISO 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The shoe feels springy, light, and bounces back quickly.
  • the fit
  • The fit and cushion. The top fits as comfortable as a light slipper.

Saucony Triumph ISO 2

Saucony Ride 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • not too heavy
  • Cushion and breathable
  • easy to break in

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with plantar fascitis.

Saucony Ride 9

Saucony Hurricane ISO 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Control and cushioning
  • Support, cushion, and snug fit
  • Stability shoe with lots of cushion but still lightweight

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

Saucony Hurricane ISO 2

Saucony Guide 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Stability
  • It's fit! Snug fit through the upper.
  • the heel cushion

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

Saucony Guide 6

Saucony Guide 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It is reliable and I have used it for the past 4 years
  • The durability.
  • very comfortable!

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

Saucony Guide 9

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light, responsive
  • Lightweight, responsive and durable
  • Lightweight and responsive

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and runner's knee/patellar tendinitis.

Saucony Kinvara 7

Saucony Zealot ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • light and breathable with forefoot cushioning
  • Wide toe box, lightweight and flexible.
  • The plush ride

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with runner's knee/patellar tendinitis and IT band syndrome.

Saucony Zealot ISO

Saucony Hurricane ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The iso fit allows me to adjust the entire shoe
  • The fit
  • It feels like it has more cushion than any other motion control shoe I've worn. (But I also wear insoles)

Saucony Hurricane ISO

Saucony Guide 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • How I can roll through after strike
  • Ability to run lots of miles with no pain
  • the flexibility and cushioning

Saucony Guide 8

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