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Best shoes for Women 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.

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Sturdy
  • Heel cushion!
  • Great cushioning

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

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It feels extremely good
  • Light with good cushioning
  • Comfortable

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

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v2

Saucony Triumph ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The Saucony's have extra cushion - making those long runs softer
  • Toe box width
  • It provides a lot of support without being clunky or heavy.

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and a bad back.

Saucony Triumph ISO

Brooks Launch 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Very durable, I am averaging 300 miles per pair which has been great. I am 5'10'' 215lbs, so I used to go through shoes quickly.
  • Lightweight and support
  • Just right amount of cushion and is not obtrusive on my arches like many shoes are.

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

Brooks Launch 2

Brooks Pureflow 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • light weight, connection with ground
  • It's light
  • cushion and flexibiliry

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with bad blisters.

Brooks Pureflow 5

Saucony Ride 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The overall comfort and support provideo by the shoe
  • The right amount of cushion without being too heavy
  • Cushion

Saucony Ride 8

Newton Running Fate

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The soles which help with form
  • Light weight. Low heel/toe drop
  • Very comfortable upper. Like a slipper.

Newton Running Fate

Saucony Guide 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Total comfort
  • Feel and cushion
  • Cushioning

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

Saucony Guide 9

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light and 4mm heel to toe drop
  • The flexibility
  • Lightweight and flexible

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

Saucony Kinvara 7

Mizuno Wave Sayonara 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfort and durability
  • Not restrictive
  • Response

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

Mizuno Wave Sayonara 4

Saucony Guide 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The firmness, yet comfort of the shoe.
  • Enough support but still light
  • It's fit! Snug fit through the upper.

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

Saucony Guide 6

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