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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:

  • Durability and comfort
  • It's very comfortable
  • Stability, padding, no break in time

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:

  • Durability
  • Fits me well, lightweight
  • 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

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, responsive
  • The shape of the shoe is good for my foot
  • I like running in it

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
  • Support, cushion, and snug fit
  • 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:

  • Soft on the heels
  • Great cushioning
  • Sturdy

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:

  • Cushioning
  • Rocker and cushioning. Very light
  • 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
  • The smooth ride
  • The amount of comfort it provides and the ride style for the runner

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:

  • Durable insole
  • It's one mesh
  • Design

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:

  • No additional unnecessary cushion
  • Arch control
  • The wave plate in the sole

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:

  • Breathable
  • Upper fit
  • Soft but supportive

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:

  • The cushion
  • The cushion
  • Light

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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