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Best shoes for Men who land on the front of their foot

A runner's foot can land on the ground in a myriad of ways. The rarest is on the forefoot, the front of the foot near the toes. There's nothing inherently wrong with this landing pattern: some advocates recommend non-forefoot runners adopt forefoot running to reduce running's shock to the body. However, because it is rare, many shoes aren't designed for runners who land on their forefoot: as a result, the wrong shoe can wear quickly on the front, which can often lead to injury. That's why it's important for forefoot runners to find the right shoe.

Newton Running Distance V

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Weight
  • The lugs
  • Fast and light

Newton Running Distance V

Brooks Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Support for my high arches.
  • The upper
  • everything

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

Brooks Glycerin 13

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioning
  • Cushiony
  • Durability

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

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Altra One 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Incredibly light shoe, but with great amount of cushioning
  • Zero drop, lightweight, large toe box
  • The wide toe box

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

Altra One 2

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • I am mostly free of pain
  • The cushioning in the shoe.
  • Thick tongue

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The soft cushioning
  • Cushion!
  • Light and supportive

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and achilles pain.

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Support and flexibility
  • Where I bought it
  • Fits thin feet

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Snug feel
  • Has the right amount of cushion
  • Light, good look, comfy

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light and 4mm heel to toe drop
  • Lightweight
  • Comfort, fit and weight

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

Saucony Kinvara 7

Nike Air Zoom Elite 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Toe box is comfy and helps me with my heel strike
  • Feels great and durable
  • High responsiveness in workouts from the air pad in the forefoot. Lightweight

Nike Air Zoom Elite 7

Newton Running Gravity IV

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The lugs, allowing for a smooth front foot ride
  • Works perfectly for the kind of running I do.
  • Its ability to promote good running form

Newton Running Gravity IV

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