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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:

  • It just feels right
  • Flexible and feels like running on clouds
  • It's ride

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 zero drop and the wide toe box for maximum toe splay on those long runs!
  • Light weight and cushioning
  • 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:

  • Meta-Rocker
  • The cushion
  • The shoe's cushioning which makes me feel like I'm running on a mattress

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:

  • Everything, my feet feel so good in them
  • durable
  • Proper support, cushioning and lightweight!

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:

  • Soft landing
  • Cushioning
  • The upper and cushion

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:

  • Soft and low heel to toe drop
  • The wide and roomy toe box and
  • Light, cushy, and responsive

Saucony Kinvara 6

Altra Instinct 3.0

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

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

Altra Instinct 3.0

Altra Provision 2.5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Are comfortable, and help with calve pain
  • The toe box is wider
  • Toe room

Altra Provision 2.5

Newton Running Fate

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

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

Newton Running Fate

Saucony Triumph ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Toe box width
  • upper and cushioning
  • Comfort

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:

  • Just enough support without being bulky
  • Lightweight
  • Minimal shoe

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

Brooks Purecadence 5

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