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Best Shoes For Midfoot Strikers

Best Shoes For Midfoot Strikers

We rank the best running shoes on the market by their quality and performance according to experienced mid-foot striking runners.

Our rankings reflect the fair and accurate judgments of real runners by applying data science to thousands of verified shoe reviews. Our reviews are collected from the most knowledgeable and experienced runners in the world.

Click through to each shoe page below to view a full set of ratings, pros, cons, and written reviews for each shoe.

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These Rankings Are For Midfoot Strikers

The below rankings and LRC grades are calculated using data specific to midfoot strikers. Ratings and review counts will differ from shoes' overall numbers.

  1. 9.3 7 reviews
    Marketed as a long-distance trainer with maximum cushioning, this shoe receives strong overall marks and specific praise for its cushioning and comfort.
    11.1 oz. (men's), 10.1 oz. (women's), neutral pronation, 43mm stack height
  2. 9.0 9 reviews
    A highly rated Saucony trainer, this shoe gets great marks in comfort and cushioning but reviewers prefer the Triumph 20.
    9.8 oz. (men's), 8.8 oz. (women's), 39mm stack height
  3. 9.0 5 reviews
    A training shoe with a carbon plate and ZoomX foam the Zoom Fly 5 gets great marks in comfort and cushioning while still being durable and relatively light.
    11.1 oz. (men's), 8.5 oz. (women's), neutral pronation, 42mm stack height
  4. 9.0 15 reviews
    The Saucony Endorphin Speed 3 is a popular uptempo training shoe that can be used for racing.
    7.9 oz. (men's), 6.9 oz. (women's), neutral pronation, 38mm stack height
  5. 9.0 5 reviews
    7 oz. (men's), 5.9 oz. (women's), neutral pronation, 27mm stack height
  6. 8.9 16 reviews
    The GEL-Nimbus 25 unbelievably ranks #1 in both comfort and cushioning as of September 2023, and gets praised for its durability.
    10.2 oz. (men's), 9 oz. (women's), neutral pronation, 42mm stack height
  7. 8.9 3 reviews
    9 oz. (men's), 8 oz. (women's), neutral pronation, 26mm stack height
  8. 8.9 9 reviews
    The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 23 is a stability training shoe designed for everyday running. Rated highly in comfort, durability, and value for the dollar, reviewers see this shoe as reliable, utilitarian trainer that keeps them healthy.
    10.1 oz. (men's), 9.1 oz. (women's), maximum stability pronation, 36mm stack height