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Best shoes for Men who land on their midfoot

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
  • The shoe itself is very comfortable on landing. The boost material makes it really easy on the shins. The top is very breathable.
  • Upper is breathable, flexible. A lot of cushion

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:

  • Light weight and cushioning
  • Zero drop, lightweight, large toe box
  • Roomy toe box

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:

  • Soft
  • The cushion
  • No blisters and no feet pain

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:

  • Support
  • The customer service and running club
  • Cushion is like clouds

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:

  • It makes my legs feel better
  • Weight + width
  • Lots of 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:

  • The wide and roomy toe box and
  • Soft and low heel to toe drop
  • The fit is extremely comfortable

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:

  • Zero drop
  • Foot strike is natural
  • Toe room

Altra Provision 2.5

Newton Running Fate

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's the best all around shoe for my foot, responsive, light and supportive
  • Light weight. Low heel/toe drop
  • Toe box

Newton Running Fate

Saucony Triumph ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • it fits my orthodics nicely
  • Was soft to forefoot at first
  • 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:

  • The flexibility and weight. Also with the contours along my foot
  • support
  • Comfort, fit and breathable, light material

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

Brooks Purecadence 5

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