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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.

Altra One 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Toe box that allows room to move appropriately
  • Incredibly light shoe, but with great amount of cushioning
  • The wide toe box

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:

  • Soft and breathable
  • Upper is breathable, flexible. A lot of cushion
  • Boost material cushion underfoot and the arch support

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:

  • Meta-Rocker
  • No blisters and no feet pain
  • 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:

  • Reliable year to year
  • It makes my feet and legs happy
  • Solid cushioning and great support

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:

  • Less pain
  • Cushion and toebox
  • feels soft

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:

  • Responsiveness and ground feel
  • The soles which help with form
  • the spring from the newton lugs

Newton Running Fate

Altra Provision 2.5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Foot strike is natural
  • The toe box is wider
  • Zero drop

Altra Provision 2.5

Saucony Triumph ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's a great fit, roomy toe box, flexible,with great cushion
  • upper and cushioning
  • it fits my orthodics nicely

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:

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

Altra Instinct 3.0

Brooks Purecadence 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lightweight and supportive
  • My feet don't hurt after I run
  • Was cushioning

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:

  • The cushion and lightness
  • It's light
  • It's snug fit. I have very narrow feet

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

Adidas Energy Boost 3

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