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

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
  • Boost material cushion underfoot and the arch support
  • The cushioning and responsiveness

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

Adidas Ultra Boost

Saucony Triumph ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Flexible and a good platform in the sole for the foot
  • The Saucony's have extra cushion - making those long runs softer
  • Comfort

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

Saucony Triumph ISO

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The Nuetral support works better than the Stability shoe
  • Very comfortable and supportive
  • A lot of cushioning

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

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Hoka One One Stinson 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion
  • Soft
  • The cushion

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:

  • comfort
  • Fits my foot
  • The support which is extremely strong

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:

  • Cushion
  • It makes my legs feel better
  • Cushion and toebox

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:

  • so light
  • How lightweight the shoe is and how it keeps me running on my forefoot
  • The shoes has great amount of padding

Saucony Kinvara 6

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushion and support. Ah-may-zing. Orgasmic
  • Long lasting with lots of miles put on them.
  • Extra cushioning

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and a bad back.

Hoka One One Bondi 4

Saucony Hurricane ISO 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Stability shoe with lots of cushion but still lightweight
  • Support, cushion, and snug fit
  • Control and cushioning

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

Saucony Hurricane ISO 2

Saucony Triumph ISO 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • cushioning
  • Extremely responsive and comfortable without being too soft.
  • Low heel

Saucony Triumph ISO 2

Saucony Guide 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushioning and lightweight
  • light and breathable
  • The placement of the stability post

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

Saucony Guide 9

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