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Best shoes for Men with plantar fascitis who land on the middle of their foot

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.

Plantar fasciitis is caused by an overloading of the connective tissue that runs from top of the foot to the heel. Although overuse and poor foot structure can lead to the issue, wearing the wrong shoe for your foot type and gait can cause pain in the plantar fascia. A super cushioned sneaker can often ease the problem, as can simply replacing a shoe that's already well-trodden.

Hoka One One Stinson 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The shoe's cushioning which makes me feel like I'm running on a mattress
  • No blisters and no feet pain
  • the stability and responsiveness of the shoe as well as it's propensity to be a high mileage shoe.

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

Hoka One One Stinson 3

Hoka One One Clifton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lots of cushion
  • Weight + width
  • Lots of cushion, great support for neutral runners. Lots of toe room

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with a bad back and achilles pain.

Hoka One One Clifton

Brooks Purecadence 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • I tend to over pronate and in toe a bit. The PureCadence helps even out my footfall. It fits like a glove with a good amount of spacing at the toe/ I am getting back into running after a foot injury, so I still running low mileage
  • support
  • Lightweight and supportive

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

Brooks Purecadence 5

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Lighter than most
  • Comfortable and light
  • Really light but also supportive for my high arches

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

Brooks Launch 3

Brooks Ghost 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The soft ride and wide footprint
  • Flexibility
  • Upper fit

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

Brooks Ghost 9

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfortable for middle distance to long runs
  • Durable insole
  • Fits thin feet

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Fits well
  • The feel
  • Cushion and Stability

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • the combination of cushion and responsiveness
  • Breathable
  • Super light yet still lots of support

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Saucony Ride 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Love the coshioning
  • Wide toe box
  • The Everrun technology

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

Saucony Ride 9

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • flexibility, affordability
  • Light weight with moderate cushion
  • Light weight

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

Saucony Kinvara 7

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Support, super soft and light
  • Lots of padding
  • Soft ride

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

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