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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 Saucony's have extra cushion - making those long runs softer
  • The cushioning
  • 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:

  • Durability
  • Light weight
  • Light, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing

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:

  • Light weight
  • Comfort
  • The cushion and the soft upper

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:

  • Very light and comfortae
  • The feel
  • Cushioning & responsiveness

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:

  • the shoe is lightweight, fashionable and forms to my foot well.
  • It has great support
  • Cushion with 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:

  • Upper comfort
  • It just feels good on my feet
  • Coupons

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:

  • Inexpensive
  • Minimal
  • Nice and light (not heavy) and breathable. The Adrenaline GTS was not breathable because of the Gore-Tex waterproof coating which made hot summer running almost unbearable.

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:

  • Support
  • The right amount of cushion without feeling clunky
  • Fits the shape of my foot very well

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:

  • The amount of support in relation to the weight.
  • Support
  • Flexible

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's lower profile and it's not bulky
  • Comfortable for middle distance to long runs
  • It is comfortable

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
  • How I can roll through after strike
  • It works

Saucony Guide 8

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