New Balance has been one of top five leading athletic footwear brands since 1998. The company was founded in 1906 to help people with foot problems find relief with arch supports and prescription footwear to improve shoe fit. When the running boom of the 1970’s hit, the brand gained popularity by marketing their corrective athletic shoes to this group.
Today, New Balance is known for it’s sneakers that combine corrective form, function and technology with cutting edge styles for your every day workout. They feature a wide range of sizes, widths and levels of motion control to suit any exerciser or workout.
While many people buy running shoes based solely on looks, serious runners know that performance and comfort come first. Thankfully, with New Balance, folks with pronation issues, large or very wide feet don’t have to be stuck with sneakers that look like orthopedic shoes. New Balance’s running shoes come in modern styles with modern technology that make them fashionably and functionally sound choices.
For men with moderate overpronation, New Balance’s M992GL is a running shoe made for people who need a combination of stability and cushioning. It has an ABZORB SBS heel and forefoot, an ENCAP midsole / heel and a C-CAP Midsole. The M992GL also has an N-Durance outsole and a Blown Rubber Outsole. The sneaker is made of a pigskin and mesh upper and comes in grey. It runs in sizes up to 16 and widths up to 4E.
Runners who tackle rough outdoor terrain will love New Balance’s Men’s MT910GT sneaker. This technical trail runner is made to provide stability and cushioning through even the roughest off-road tracks. With an upper made of mesh and GORE-TEX and an insert made of Ortholite foam, the M910GT is lightweight, waterproof, breathable and comfortable. It is also anti-microbial to fight funky foot odor. The outsole is made of New Balance’s N-Durance rubber compound for durability. Sure Lace shoelaces provide mid-foot support. The MT910GT come in grey and red and is available in sizes up to 14 and widths up to 4E. New Balance also makes this style of trail runner for women in the WT910GT. It has all the same features as the men’s sneaker and is available in grey up to size 10 and a D width.
For female runners, New Balance’s WR1012MC is the perfect shoe for high-mileage runners in need of a shoe with maximum motion control. This sneaker features a LIGHTENING DRY liner to keep feet dry and comfortable. It also has a medial EXTENDED WEB for midfoot support. N-ENERGY in the forefoot and heel provides shock absorption and cushioning while the Stabilicore medial support system provides a smooth transition from heel to toe-off. The WR1012MC comes in silver with blue and is available up to size 12 and up to a 2E width.
For people with exercise programs that combine cardio machines, classes and weight lifting, a cross training shoe provides the lateral support needed to best perform these activities. One option for both men and women is New Balance’s MX1210GR or WX1210TR. Both the men’s and women’s versions of this shoe feature lightweight synthetic and mesh uppers, ABSORB cushioning in the heel and forefoot and STABILITY WEB for midfoot support. They also have N-Durance rubber outsoles. The men’s 1210 comes in grey and runs up to a size 15 and a 2E width. The women’s 1210 comes in white and grey and runs up to size 11 and a D width.
For people who need cross trainers that will work for outside fitness activities, the Men’s and Women’s New Balance MO1520GT or WO1520GT is a great choice. This is a durable and sleek multi-sport shoe with ABZORB cushioning in the forefoot and heel for excellent shock absorption. The C-CAP midsole provides support and cushioning, while the STABILITY WEB delivers midfoot support. For traction, the Vibram outsole provides great surface contact. Both the men’s and women’s versions of this sneaker come in a brown suede upper. The men’s runs up to size 15 and a 4E width while the women’s runs up to size 11 and a D width.
If outdoor walking is your primary fitness activity, a good walking sneaker can nip foot pain in the bud. A good option for both men and women is New Balance’s MW780BR/WW780BR. This stylish sneaker is unique because its nubuck upper makes it look more like a shoe that can work with any casual outfit than the sneaker that it is. On the comfort side of things, the 780BR has STABILITY WEB for midfoot support, ABZORB for shock absorption and C-CAP for midsole cushioning. Both the men’s and women’s versions of the 780BR come in brown nubuck. The men’s runs up to a size 14 and a 4E width while the women’s goes up to a size 11 and a D width.
Whether you’re an avid runner, a gym rat or a casual country walker, New Balance has a sneaker that will fit your feet on both a fashion and functional level. With a New Balance workout you’ll put your best foot forward in both performance and style every day of the week.