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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:

  • 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 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

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 Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Soft
  • Soft, with larger toe box
  • lightweight, flexible upper

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:

  • How the shoe hugs my foot, a more snug fit
  • Cushioned
  • 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:

  • 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

Saucony Ride 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

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

Saucony Ride 8

Hoka One One Clifton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's light but we'll cushioned
  • It makes my legs feel better
  • Cushioning

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:

  • I haven't lost toenails since
  • 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

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:

  • 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

Brooks Purecadence 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It feels cushiony, but you can still get a sense of the ground, if that makes sense
  • Light and fits me well
  • Lightweight and supportive

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

Brooks Purecadence 5

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