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Best shoes for Men with runner's knee 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.

Patellofemoral pain syndrome, better known as Runner's Knee, is the constant scourge of many runners. Often caused by running where the kneecap rests on the thighbone, the nagging injury can be corrected with the right PT and the right shoes. Proper sneakers can reduce impact of shock, which in turns reduces kneecap stress. It's also important to replace your shoe regularly and, when you find the right shoe that prevents the injury, to stick with it.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • the lightness of the shoe
  • Light, responsive
  • Adequete yet not overbearing cushioning, plenty of support for a lightweight shoe

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It has decent cushion on the balls of the feet.
  • Proper support, cushioning and lightweight!
  • Stability for overpronation

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The length of wear
  • Soft and form fitting upper
  • Sturdy

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

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Brooks Purecadence 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Fits me well, lightweight
  • The shoe fits well and has perfect cushioning
  • Decent arch support

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

Brooks Purecadence 5

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It is extremely durable and offers an amazing right. Not too little support but not too much support. It is light and flexible
  • Light weight, comfortable
  • Support and flexibility

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioned but minimal drop
  • the maximal cushioning is the best part about the shoe
  • The cushion this shoe provides for my shins

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

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Nike Flyknit Lunar 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • it is very light, but still provides cushion and the flyknit upper doesn't give me blisters or bruises
  • Flexible
  • Light weight and right amount of cushion.

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

Nike Flyknit Lunar 3

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Flexible
  • Flexible and comfortable
  • 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 Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • that it works for me and doesn't hurt my feet
  • Comfort
  • Comfort over long distance

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

Brooks Transcend 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The perfect amount of cushioning for a base training shoe
  • Cushioned heel
  • Just enough support without being too heavy or restrictive

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

Brooks Transcend 3

Brooks Ghost 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Flexibility, arch support, comfort
  • Support
  • Comfort

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

Brooks Ghost 9

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