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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:

  • 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 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

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 Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Flexible and wide enough
  • Right amount of support
  • Comfort, lightweight

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:

  • Consistency
  • Light weight
  • No additional unnecessary cushion

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 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

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

Hoka One One Clifton

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Soft
  • Ultra lightweight superior cushioning
  • It makes my legs feel better

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 can get close to 300 miles out to them
  • The drop
  • 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

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:

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

Newton Running Fate

Brooks Purecadence 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Decent arch support
  • Lightweight, comfortable, no blisters
  • The flexibility and weight. Also with the contours along my foot

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

Brooks Purecadence 5

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