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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:

  • The wide and roomy toe box and
  • How lightweight the shoe is and how it keeps me running on my forefoot
  • The fit is extremely comfortable

Saucony Kinvara 6

Saucony Triumph ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Forefoot cushion
  • Comfort
  • Comfort all around

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:

  • It feels so comfortable
  • the fit
  • Extremely responsive and comfortable without being too soft.

Saucony Triumph ISO 2

Saucony Ride 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Love the coshioning
  • Durability, weight, and cushion
  • Forefoot cushion

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:

  • Stability shoe with lots of cushion but still lightweight
  • The sole which is highly cushioned
  • Control and cushioning

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:

  • It's fit! Snug fit through the upper.
  • It provides just enough support and cushion and fits my foot extremely well.
  • Enough support but still light

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:

  • durable support and cushion
  • Feels really soft
  • Wide toe box

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:

  • The low drop and light weight
  • It is very light, comfortable and supportive
  • It's 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
  • The cushion and the soft upper
  • The cushion

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:

  • It feels like it has more cushion than any other motion control shoe I've worn. (But I also wear insoles)
  • The fit
  • Breathable, flexible

Saucony Hurricane ISO

Saucony Guide 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Mostly comfortable for 15+ mile runs
  • The support
  • It works

Saucony Guide 8

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