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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:

  • Heel cushion
  • Soft and form fitting upper
  • Extremely plush and cushioned

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:

  • Lightweight
  • Support
  • The sole is lean but soft and responsive

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:

  • Light feel and cushioning
  • it fits wells and doesn't hurt me feet or legs
  • fits my narrow feet well and provides great stability and support.

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:

  • The support it gives my arches
  • The support which is good and firm.
  • 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:

  • cushion and flexibiliry
  • the support in a more minimal shoe, yet the fact the shoe is still flexible
  • Lightweight but still has support

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:

  • It doesn't hurt my feet
  • Cushion
  • Durable

Saucony Ride 8

Newton Running Fate

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Additional padding towards the front
  • Lightweight and responsive
  • It's the best all around shoe for my foot, responsive, light and supportive

Newton Running Fate

Saucony Guide 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushioning and lightweight
  • The placement of the stability post
  • very comfortable!

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:

  • It's lightweight and responsive
  • The lightweight and neutrality features
  • Comfortable

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:

  • Light weight, just enough support
  • It is lightweight and comfortable
  • Comfort and durability

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:

  • Cushion
  • Stability
  • 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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