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Best shoes for Men who land on the front of their foot and need good support

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.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Snug feel
  • weight and durability and color
  • Breathable

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Brooks Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The shoes upper
  • Roomy toe box
  • Flexible

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:

  • Good combination of cushion yet relatively lightweight
  • Great cushion and no hot spots
  • Wider toe box than Hoka One One

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

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • ride
  • Durable insole
  • Feels soft

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion
  • It's very light, yet had tons of cushion. I'm hoping it will keep my legs in good shape for the whole summer.
  • Squishiness!

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

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Altra One 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

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

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:

  • Light but supportive
  • They just give the correct support in all the right places
  • The cushioning and the wide toe box

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfortable
  • I feel the ground well beneath my foot.
  • Light and fast.

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

Saucony Kinvara 7

Newton Running Gravity IV

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It builds my calves and makes me feel faster
  • Works perfectly for the kind of running I do.
  • Lightweight

Newton Running Gravity IV

Nike Air Zoom Elite 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Durability
  • The forefoot cushioning and light weight
  • Toe box is comfy and helps me with my heel strike

Nike Air Zoom Elite 7

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It is extremely lightweight
  • Everything, my feet feel so good in them
  • My foot feels like is tight and securely kept in place for maximum control and stability.

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

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