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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:

  • Comfort and stability
  • Extremely plush and cushioned
  • 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:

  • The smooth ride
  • Comfortable
  • Responsiveness

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:

  • Toe box width
  • Comfort
  • 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:

  • The shoe's upper, which is supportive but not constricting
  • The support which is good and firm.
  • The weight, flexibility, and supoort

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:

  • Heel fit
  • The lighat weight nature.
  • Lightweight, flexible, just enough cushion

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:

  • They are so cushiony and they don't make my toes fall asleep
  • Soft cushioning & affordable
  • It doesn't hurt my feet

Saucony Ride 8

Newton Running Fate

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Toe box
  • Additional padding towards the front
  • The soles which help with form

Newton Running Fate

Saucony Guide 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The shoes are durable and high quality.
  • The placement of the stability post
  • Total comfort

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 weight
  • The right balance between cushioning and responsiveness
  • I feel the ground well beneath my foot.

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:

  • Response
  • Soft
  • It is lightweight and comfortable

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:

  • support with my slight pronation
  • It's fit! Snug fit through the upper.
  • Breathable, fit, and how it runs

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

Saucony Guide 6

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