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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!
  • Extremely plush and cushioned
  • The shoe's cushioning and breathable

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:

  • Light, flexible, and fast
  • comfortable
  • Extremely light

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:

  • it fits my orthodics nicely
  • Flexible and a good platform in the sole for the foot
  • 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 weight, flexibility, and supoort
  • The shoe's upper, which is supportive but not constricting
  • The shoe is springy and helps launch your run

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. Bouncy.
  • Soft
  • Smooth transition from landing to toe off

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:

  • Durable
  • Just the right amount of cushion
  • The right amount of cushion without being too heavy

Saucony Ride 8

Newton Running Fate

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Responsiveness and ground feel
  • Toe box
  • Lightweight and responsive

Newton Running Fate

Saucony Guide 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • very comfortable!
  • It is reliable and I have used it for the past 4 years
  • 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:

  • Lightweight
  • Just feels right & is wide enough for my feet
  • Perfect evition of a shoe that has carried me many miles.

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:

  • It is lightweight and comfortable
  • Light weight less structured upper
  • Light weight, just enough support

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:

  • Enough support but still light
  • It's fit! Snug fit through the upper.
  • the heel cushion

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

Saucony Guide 6

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