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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
  • Cushion
  • Stable and supportive

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:

  • 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

Hoka One One Stinson 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushion
  • The way it stands up to a lot of pounding and a lot of miles.
  • Meta-Rocker

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
  • Cushioning
  • Durability and comfort

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:

  • Max cushion
  • Weight to support ratio
  • Cushioning

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:

  • Soft and low heel to toe drop
  • The shoes has great amount of padding
  • The wide and roomy toe box and

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:

  • Are comfortable, and help with calve pain
  • Toe room
  • Zero drop

Altra Provision 2.5

Newton Running Fate

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light weight. Low heel/toe drop
  • Responsiveness and ground feel
  • The soles which help with form

Newton Running Fate

Saucony Triumph ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's a great fit, roomy toe box, flexible,with great cushion
  • Light feel and cushioning
  • Forefoot cushion

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:

  • Lightweight and supportive
  • Lightweight, comfortable, no blisters
  • Fits me well, lightweight

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

Brooks Purecadence 5

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