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Best shoes for Women who land on their forefoot

A runner's foot can land on the ground in a myriad of ways. The rarest is on the forefoot, the front of the foot near the toes. There's nothing inherently wrong with this landing pattern: some advocates recommend non-forefoot runners adopt forefoot running to reduce running's shock to the body. However, because it is rare, many shoes aren't designed for runners who land on their forefoot: as a result, the wrong shoe can wear quickly on the front, which can often lead to injury. That's why it's important for forefoot runners to find the right shoe.

Newton Running Gravity

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The lugs which promote a proper strike
  • Room in toe box
  • The lugs that help promote forefoot landing

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

Newton Running Gravity

Brooks Ghost 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Feels cushiony under my feet
  • The stable feel of it
  • Good support and flexible

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

Brooks Ghost 8

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • extreme comfort!
  • The amount of cushion.
  • Cushionef

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with achilles pain and IT band syndrome.

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Upper
  • Support
  • that it works for me and doesn't hurt my feet

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

Brooks Ravenna 7

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfort, feel, durability.
  • Has good cushioning
  • toe box

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Hoka One One Clifton 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The shoe's cushion
  • Comfort
  • Incredibly soft

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and achilles pain.

Hoka One One Clifton 2

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 Ghost 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Soft but supportive
  • Overall comfort over long miles
  • Lightweight

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

Brooks Ghost 9

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

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • heel fit and wide toe box
  • Breatheable
  • The customer service and running club

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

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