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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:

  • Quick turnover, right amount of cushioning
  • Light yet supportive
  • Flexible

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:

  • Soft and cushiony
  • It's durability
  • The amount of support in relation to the weight.

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 cushsion
  • Medium soft feel
  • Great cushioning

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:

  • The flexibility and weight. Also with the contours along my foot
  • Was cushioning
  • My feet don't hurt after I run

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:

  • How comfortable my feet fit in them.
  • Feels soft
  • It is light and responsive

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:

  • No body pain
  • Light and supportive
  • It's very light, yet had tons of cushion. I'm hoping it will keep my legs in good shape for the whole summer.

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
  • Weight and Flyknit upper
  • Look

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:

  • Lots of support and durability
  • Cushioning & responsiveness
  • Cushioned landing and light

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:

  • The balance of support and responsiveness
  • Wide toebox
  • Just enough support without feeling too heavy

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:

  • Nothing in particular, but it fits what I need.
  • It has good suport/cushioning
  • Stability

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:

  • Support
  • Comfort and stability
  • The cushion and support

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

Brooks Ghost 9

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