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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.

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!
  • The wide toe box
  • Light weight and cushioning

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

Altra One 2

Adidas Ultra Boost

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushioning and responsiveness
  • Soft and breathable
  • It's ride

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

Adidas Ultra Boost

Hoka One One Stinson 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • the stability and responsiveness of the shoe as well as it's propensity to be a high mileage shoe.
  • absorbs the pounding, lasts twice as long as others
  • 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:

  • It's durability
  • It's very comfortable
  • The customer service and running club

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:

  • The upper and cushion
  • Cushioning
  • Cushion and toebox

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

Hoka One One Clifton

Newton Running Fate

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Toe box
  • the spring from the newton lugs
  • The soles which help with form

Newton Running Fate

Altra Provision 2.5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Are comfortable, and help with calve pain
  • Foot strike is natural
  • The toe box is wider

Altra Provision 2.5

Saucony Triumph ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushioning
  • Toe space is great
  • 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

Altra Instinct 3.0

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

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

Altra Instinct 3.0

Brooks Purecadence 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • support
  • Comfort, fit and breathable, light material
  • Durability

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

Brooks Purecadence 5

Adidas Energy Boost 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Its pretty bouncy and is soft
  • The fit, the comforte of the ride, and its durability
  • The cushion and lightness

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

Adidas Energy Boost 3

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