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Best shoes for Men with plantar fascitis 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.

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:

  • Cushion
  • the stability and responsiveness of the shoe as well as it's propensity to be a high mileage shoe.
  • absorbs the pounding, lasts twice as long as others

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:

  • It got rid of my knee/hip discomfort
  • Ultra lightweight superior cushioning
  • The upper and cushion

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:

  • Light and fits me well
  • Lightweight
  • Durability

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:

  • It's the perfect fit for my type of training
  • lightweight, flexible upper
  • It feels both stable and lightweight

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:

  • Flexibility, arch support, comfort
  • Comfort
  • Just enough cushion

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:

  • Just an all around solid shoe
  • Where I bought it
  • There is enough support without the shoe being bulky or heavy

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:

  • Stability prevents injury
  • the good support
  • 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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The comfort but also responsiveness
  • The upper is extremely durable and is closer to the 30 than the 31.
  • Cushion

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:

  • not too heavy
  • Cushion and breathable
  • easy to break in

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:

  • Light, responsive
  • Lightweight, responsive and durable
  • Lightweight and responsive

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:

  • toe box
  • The super comfort
  • Cushioning and high toe to heel drop

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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