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Best shoes for Men who prefer stability support and land on the middle of their foot

People who pronate have their arches collapse inward when they run. There's nothing wrong with this--in fact, many of the world's best runners are pronators. The key is to find the right sneaker to help mitigate the issue. Stability shoes help overpronators by keeping the gait straight as the foot hits the ground. These shoes provide decent arch support and solid cushioning. You can find stability competition shoes, regular pavement shoes, or trail shoes.

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.

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

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

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • cushioning
  • Very comfortable
  • The support from the gel

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

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Saucony Guide 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light and stable
  • Large toe box, foot fits just right on arch
  • It's fit! Snug fit through the upper.

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

Saucony Guide 6

Asics GT-2170

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lightweight
  • Good level cushion
  • Cushioning

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

Asics GT-2170

Saucony Hurricane ISO 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushioning
  • The sole which is highly cushioned
  • Stability shoe with lots of cushion but still lightweight

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

Saucony Hurricane ISO 2

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's has a nice feel, spring response, and is fairly flexible
  • The feel
  • It's got the right amount of cushion but it's not too heavy

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

Saucony Guide 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The placement of the stability post
  • Feels really soft
  • It is reliable and I have used it for the past 4 years

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

Saucony Guide 9

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfortable
  • Helped with my slight pronation
  • Its comfortable

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15

Nike LunarGlide 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It feels good
  • Flexible and supportive
  • Cushioning

Nike LunarGlide 7

Nike Air Zoom Structure 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Flexible
  • The support
  • The over all stability of the structure is good. But the triple density foam could be improved upon.

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

Nike Air Zoom Structure 18

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