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Best shoes for Women with plantar fascitis 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.

Plantar fasciitis is caused by an overloading of the connective tissue that runs from top of the foot to the heel. Although overuse and poor foot structure can lead to the issue, wearing the wrong shoe for your foot type and gait can cause pain in the plantar fascia. A super cushioned sneaker can often ease the problem, as can simply replacing a shoe that's already well-trodden.

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

Saucony Guide 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Enough support but still light
  • It's fit! Snug fit through the upper.
  • the heel cushion

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

Saucony Guide 6

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

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

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

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 Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The upper
  • the amount of cushion and support in the heel for my ankle tendonitis
  • Roomy toe box

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with plantar fascitis and flat feet.

Brooks Glycerin 13

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

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 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

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