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Best shoes for Men who land on their forefoot

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.

Newton Running Distance V

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Weight
  • The lugs
  • Comfortable

Newton Running Distance V

Brooks Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • everything
  • Comfort
  • The shoes cushion

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:

  • Extra cushion
  • How comfortable it is
  • The Gel-cushion

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

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Altra One 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Roomy 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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioning
  • Lots of padding
  • I find it reliable.

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion
  • Light and flexible also well cushioned
  • No body pain

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and achilles pain.

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's durability, it lasts longer than most, I'm comfortable running in it, and I notice a decrease in pain/injuries when wearing it
  • Cushioning
  • It has a lot of support, isn't overly bulky, and keeps getting improved all the time with the newest models

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The comfortable support.
  • neutral light-weight build
  • Responsive and fast

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Durable yet extremely light.
  • It made my plantar fascia go away
  • Light weight

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

Saucony Kinvara 7

Nike Air Zoom Elite 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • High responsiveness in workouts from the air pad in the forefoot. Lightweight
  • The forefoot cushioning and light weight
  • it's well balanced

Nike Air Zoom Elite 7

Newton Running Gravity IV

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The lugs, allowing for a smooth front foot ride
  • Lightweight
  • It builds my calves and makes me feel faster

Newton Running Gravity IV

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