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Best shoes for Men who land on their midfoot 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:

  • 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

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Soft on the heels
  • Extremely comfortable supportive / holds the heel in place
  • Great cushioning

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

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

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

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

Saucony Guide 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Wide toe box
  • The cushioning and lightweight
  • durable support and cushion

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

Saucony Guide 9

Saucony Hurricane ISO 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The sole which is highly cushioned
  • Support, cushion, and snug fit
  • Control and cushioning

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

Saucony Hurricane ISO 2

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

Saucony Triumph ISO 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The fit and cushion. The top fits as comfortable as a light slipper.
  • The shoe feels springy, light, and bounces back quickly.
  • Extremely responsive and comfortable without being too soft.

Saucony Triumph ISO 2

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