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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:

  • Light
  • The lugs which promote a proper strike
  • The lugs cushion my landing, without adding too much stability.

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:

  • The right amount of cushion without feeling clunky
  • It cushions and supports but it is flexible
  • Comfort

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:

  • Support
  • Stability control and cushioning
  • Gel-support

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:

  • Breathable
  • Durability
  • It's comfortable

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:

  • Cushion
  • Cushioning
  • comfort and support

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:

  • Cushioning.
  • The RMAT outsole is actually great on light trails.
  • The shoe's cushion

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:

  • 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 Ghost 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfortable
  • Comfortable and light
  • Flexibility, arch support, comfort

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:

  • 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

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • My foot feels like is tight and securely kept in place for maximum control and stability.
  • Roominess and cushion
  • The give me the right amount of support and cushion

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

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