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Best shoes for Men with shin splints 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.

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:

  • Reliable year to year
  • It makes my feet and legs happy
  • Solid cushioning and great support

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:

  • Lightweight and supportive
  • My feet don't hurt after I run
  • 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:

  • They are versatile for both shorter and longer runs
  • The cushion feeling you get with every step you make while running which makes running extremely fun
  • the lightness of the shoe

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:

  • The sole which is highly cushioned
  • Support, cushion, and snug fit
  • Control and cushioning

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
  • Extremely comfortable supportive / holds the heel in place
  • Great cushioning

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:

  • Light and cushioned
  • The RMAT outsole is actually great on light trails.
  • 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:

  • Light weight, soft, responsive
  • Response
  • Support

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:

  • Flexible
  • It is extremely durable and offers an amazing right. Not too little support but not too much support. It is light and flexible
  • Flexible, comfortable, springy, light, good looking

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
  • Light weight and flexible
  • Pitch from heel to toe

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:

  • Good cushioning
  • Soft cushiin
  • Long lasting

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:

  • Low drop
  • The lightweight and breathability
  • Wide toe box, lightweight and flexible.

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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