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

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.

Adidas Ultra Boost

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Stable and supportive
  • Soft and breathable
  • the price

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with achilles pain and a bad back.

Adidas Ultra Boost

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!
  • 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

Hoka One One Stinson 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • absorbs the pounding, lasts twice as long as others
  • Cushion
  • Meta-Rocker

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

Hoka One One Stinson 3

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Love the design
  • It has decent cushion on the balls of the feet.
  • Reliable year to year

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Hoka One One Clifton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Softness and breathable
  • Soft landing
  • super soft and lightweight

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with a bad back and achilles pain.

Hoka One One Clifton

Saucony Kinvara 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It disappears when I'm running
  • Light, cushy, and responsive
  • The fit is extremely comfortable

Saucony Kinvara 6

Altra Instinct 3.0

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Very comfortable
  • The toe box, which allows my toes to splay.
  • Zero drop and wide toe box! Cushion

Altra Instinct 3.0

Altra Provision 2.5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The toe box is wider
  • Toe room
  • Zero drop

Altra Provision 2.5

Newton Running Fate

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Very comfortable upper. Like a slipper.
  • Toe box
  • It's the best all around shoe for my foot, responsive, light and supportive

Newton Running Fate

Saucony Triumph ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushioning
  • upper and cushioning
  • The comfortability and the heel cushioning.

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

Saucony Triumph ISO

Brooks Purecadence 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Minimal shoe
  • There is no break in period. Out of the box ready to go!
  • Very lightweight, great for speedwork

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and shin splints.

Brooks Purecadence 5

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