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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:

  • 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 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

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 Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Soft, with larger toe box
  • Fitted and very comfortable
  • Soft

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:

  • The wave plate in the sole
  • It's comfort and breathability
  • It's balanced feel. Just enough heel support to by be worried about an accidental strike

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:

  • 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

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

Hoka One One Clifton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It makes my legs feel better
  • So light, yet so much cushion. The support is good for neutral runners, but also people who need a bit of support.
  • It's light but we'll cushioned

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:

  • The drop
  • Light weight and cushioned
  • 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:

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

Newton Running Fate

Brooks Purecadence 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light weight
  • The shoe fits well and has perfect cushioning
  • Just enough support without being bulky

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

Brooks Purecadence 5

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