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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:

  • 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

Saucony Guide 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • support with my slight pronation
  • It's fit! Snug fit through the upper.
  • Breathable, fit, and how it runs

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:

  • The good fit
  • Has good cushioning
  • Comfort

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:

  • Versatility
  • Supportive
  • Very comfortable

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:

  • Roominess and cushion
  • Fits my foot
  • Midsole

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:

  • comfort
  • Stability control and cushioning
  • Very comfortable

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:

  • Roomy toe box
  • Responsiveness
  • Shoes upper

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:

  • 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

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable design with foot support for my arches.
  • Comfort over long distance

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:

  • Long lasting
  • Comfortable
  • The last fits my foot

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

Brooks Ghost 9

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