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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:

  • Good looking, comfortable and feels good every run
  • Durable, comfortable and breathable
  • 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

Brooks Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • the amount of cushion and support in the heel for my ankle tendonitis
  • Shoes upper
  • It's better than the other shoes

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:

  • Gel-padding & it supports my orthotics
  • Fits perfect
  • Great cushion and no hot spots

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:

  • How comfortable my feet fit in them.
  • The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus were good for milage when I was in college
  • Fit and light

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:

  • Cushioned but minimal drop
  • Low heel to toe drop
  • Cushioning

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:

  • The wide toe box
  • The zero drop and the wide toe box for maximum toe splay on those long runs!
  • Zero drop, lightweight, large 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:

  • The comfort
  • The wider toe box
  • Comfortable

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:

  • Comfort
  • Light, responsive
  • Lightweight

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:

  • Lightweight
  • The lugs, allowing for a smooth front foot ride
  • Its ability to promote good running form

Newton Running Gravity IV

Nike Air Zoom Elite 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The shoe's upper wrapped around my foot well. The low profile heel-toe drop.
  • Feels great and durable
  • The forefoot cushioning and light weight

Nike Air Zoom Elite 7

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Breathable
  • The support is just right
  • Comfortable

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

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