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Best shoes for Women who land on the middle of their foot and need good support

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.

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 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

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 Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It feels both stable and lightweight
  • Cushioning & responsiveness
  • Comfortable sole

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

Brooks Launch 3

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's light weight
  • Arch control
  • It's comfort and breathability

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with achilles pain and plantar fascitis.

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

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

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

Hoka One One Clifton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Cushioning
  • Ultra lightweight superior cushioning
  • The comfort and support of the sole while keeping it very light.

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with a bad back and achilles pain.

Hoka One One Clifton

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Mizuno has done a great work keeping the inspire true to its ride through the series. They make small changes that rarely take away from function
  • Support
  • Light weight but super supportive and stable

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

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10

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

Brooks Purecadence 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • There is no break in period. Out of the box ready to go!
  • Minimal shoe
  • Lightweight

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and shin splints.

Brooks Purecadence 5

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