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Walking strike path
Combination synthetic and mesh upper provides lightweight comfort and support.
Padded collar and tongue.
Seamless PHANTOM LINER reduces the weight of the shoe while enhancing the comfort and fit.
ACTEVA™ midsole cushions and resists compression set and is 12% lighter than standard foam.
Low-profile Stride Bar medial wedge promotes a smooth transition through the walking gait.
N-ergy® in the heel provides the most advanced shock absorption and cushioning.
ABZORB® cushioning in the forefoot for shock absorption.
Walking Strike Path® helps stabilize the foot through the natural gait cycle.
Ndurance® rubber compound for outsole durability.
Non-marking rubber outsole for grip.
Weight: 8 oz
Product measurements were taken using size 6. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
6.5 C/D US
6.5 C/D US
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Let's talk about shoe lasts. New balance has several different ones. I generally go with an SL-2 which is wider and deeper than others. I have an extremely comfortable pair of running shoes that were discontinued and I can't find out which last they used (a semi-educated guess is the AL-2). These shoes were made on their "performance" last (PW-1, or women's PL-1) It is standard in all areas,which tends to make it more snug in the instep and toe box. While these are not necessarily un-comfortable they are not super comfortable either. I have several pair of performance socks and the Thorlo level 3's make the shoes way too tight. If you are planning to wear a thick sock I would highly recommend sizing up by a 1/2 size. These shoes are a "stability" shoe which is good if you pronate or supinate. I am the latter, so, in that respect they are good and have minimized any shin pains I get with a "cushier" shoe. The bottom line here is if you need a deeper, wider shoe you...
NO more shin splints!! I have tried every trick in the book to get rid of shin splints. I went to the podiatrist, I had $400 orthotics made, I bought thicker socks, but nothing helped. I bought these shoes at the recommendation and with an RX from my Dr because I over pronate when I walk and I have chronic ankle problems. Well lo and behold, my shins quit hurting!! I walk in a mine every day for work and the floor is so bad my dr wont let me walk on it any more than is necessary because it is so uneven and hard. These shoes cushion my feet so well my shin splints went away even when I am working! This is the only shoe I will wear for the rest of my life! I also have less back and knee problems as well. Highly recommend these for people with any foot or leg issues. Please talk to your Dr if you are not sure what type of shoe you need then buy these!
I walk for exercise almost every day, so I need very good walking shoes. I usually buy New Balance because they fit me well, but these are far and away the best pair I've had. They are very light and fit me like a glove. I should note for those of you considering buying these that the fit is narrow, you should order the next wider size. I usually get a B width (average), but needed a C/D (wide) in these. I read somewhere that these are a performance shoe, and that really is true. I find that I am walking a little faster and that they are very well balanced. I'm also heavy-set and these work well for me. Excellent shoe!
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