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Best shoes for Men with shin splints 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.

SShin splints can be the nemesis for many runners. The injury often arises from being in the wrong running sneaker or a shoe that is well past its mileage expiration date. Finding a shoe that fits your gait and your stride is key; but so is knowing which shoes help other runners battle and prevent shin splints. That's why we at ShoeKicker polled runners to find the shoe that improved their shin splint.

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It is extremely lightweight
  • Support
  • Consistent support and performance

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Brooks Purecadence 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It feels cushiony, but you can still get a sense of the ground, if that makes sense
  • The shoe fits well and has perfect cushioning
  • Was cushioning

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

Brooks Purecadence 5

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light, good look, comfy
  • price
  • Good looking, comfortable and feels good every run

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32

Saucony Hurricane ISO 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Control and cushioning
  • Stability shoe with lots of cushion but still lightweight
  • Comfort

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

Saucony Hurricane ISO 2

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfort and stability
  • Gel-in the heels
  • It works

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

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Is incredibly flexible and helped me stop heel striking
  • The underfoot cushion
  • Cushion

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

Hoka One One Clifton 2

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Response
  • It feels extremely good
  • Cushioning

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

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v2

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's durability, it lasts longer than most, I'm comfortable running in it, and I notice a decrease in pain/injuries when wearing it
  • Lightweight and flexible
  • Comfortable for middle distance to long runs

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The heel fit
  • Arch control
  • Lightness with cushion

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

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Brooks Ghost 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfortable for me
  • Comfortable and light
  • Durability

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

Brooks Ghost 9

Saucony Zealot ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Wide toe box, lightweight and flexible.
  • The cushion
  • light and breathable with forefoot cushioning

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

Saucony Zealot ISO

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