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Best shoes for Women with shin splints who land on the middle of their foot

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.

SShin splints can be the nemesis for many runners. The injury often arises from being in the wrong running sneaker or a shoe that is well past its mileage expiration date. Finding a shoe that fits your gait and your stride is key; but so is knowing which shoes help other runners battle and prevent shin splints. That's why we at ShoeKicker polled runners to find the shoe that improved their shin splint.

Saucony Triumph ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The cushioning
  • It provides a lot of support without being clunky or heavy.
  • Forefoot cushion

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

Saucony Triumph ISO

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The wave plate in the sole
  • Breathable
  • No additional unnecessary cushion

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with achilles pain and plantar fascitis.

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

Saucony Zealot ISO

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Shoes cushioning feel underneath
  • The cushion and the soft upper
  • Soft forefoot

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

Saucony Zealot ISO

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • its lighter than my last shoe, feels like I can crush all my PRs
  • The perfect amount of cushion
  • Really light but also supportive for my high arches

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

Brooks Launch 3

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 10

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • wide toe box and cushiony
  • Fit and feel make it "fast"
  • It has great support

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

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 10

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The support of the whole foot
  • support while being lightweight.
  • Comfort

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Brooks Pureflow 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfort
  • The lighat weight nature.
  • Soft

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

Brooks Pureflow 5

Brooks Ghost 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It's weight
  • Fit and cushioning
  • Stability

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:

  • Solid cushioning and great support
  • Keeps me from pronating
  • Fits my stride just right

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

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 16

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It is comfortable
  • Flexible
  • extremely comfortable and light. Still has plenty of support.

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

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33

Saucony Guide 8

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The support and motion control. I just ran a marathon in them and my only issue was my feet cramped from the cold and rain that lasted 22 miles worth of the for hour long race for me.
  • The shoe's durability and longevity
  • the flexibility and cushioning

Saucony Guide 8

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