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Best shoes for Women who land on their midfoot

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.

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Gel-in the heels
  • Extremely plush and cushioned
  • Great cushioning

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

Asics GEL-Nimbus 17

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The smooth ride and comfortable upper, which doesn't give me as many blisters as most running shoes
  • The smooth ride
  • It feels extremely good

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with plantar fascitis and IT band syndrome.

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v2

Saucony Triumph ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The Saucony's have extra cushion - making those long runs softer
  • Light feel and cushioning
  • The cushioning

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and a bad back.

Saucony Triumph ISO

Brooks Launch 2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The weight, flexibility, and supoort
  • How light and comfortable it is
  • It's light but supportive

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with plantar fascitis and IT band syndrome.

Brooks Launch 2

Brooks Pureflow 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The feel
  • Smooth transition from landing to toe off
  • Almost flat sole

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with bad blisters.

Brooks Pureflow 5

Saucony Ride 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • A relatively wide toe box
  • Forefoot padding
  • Cushion

Saucony Ride 8

Newton Running Fate

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light weight. Low heel/toe drop
  • Responsiveness and ground feel
  • Very comfortable upper. Like a slipper.

Newton Running Fate

Saucony Guide 9

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It lasted throughout my entire track season without feeling worn down
  • Cushioning
  • The cushioning and lightweight

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

Saucony Guide 9

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfortable
  • I feel the ground well beneath my foot.
  • Light and fast.

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and runner's knee/patellar tendinitis.

Saucony Kinvara 7

Mizuno Wave Sayonara 4

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Light weight less structured upper
  • Light weight, just enough support
  • It is lightweight and comfortable

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

Mizuno Wave Sayonara 4

Saucony Guide 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • support with my slight pronation
  • Enough support but still light
  • It provides just enough support and cushion and fits my foot extremely well.

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

Saucony Guide 6

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