Facts

  • Use
    All-day wear, Travel

    All-day wear

    Shoes that maintain underfoot support for extended periods of wear. Great for long walks, shopping, running errands, and casual wear. See walking shoes for all-day wear

    Travel

    Lightweight all-around shoes that can be taken anywhere from a long plane ride to a city sightseeing tour. See walking shoes for traveling

    Work

    These shoes tend to be more supportive to withstand long hours on the feet. Some of them are marked as slip-resistant. They typically come in plain color schemes. See *casual walking shoes*

  • Arch support

    Neutral

    For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral walking shoes

    Stability

    For people with moderate overpronation (inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes

    Motion controll

    For people with severe overpronation. See motion control walking shoes

  • Closure
    Slip-on
  • Orthotic friendly
  • Foot Condition
    Flat feet, Overpronation

    Flat feet

    Shoes with arch support that help to take the strain off the collapsed foot arches. See wakling shoes for flat feet

    Overpronation

    Footwear with gait correcting technologies which prevent the foot from excessive inward rolling. See walking shoes for overpronation

    Plantar Fasciitis

    Trainers with sufficient arch support and shock absorption which help to ease the plantar fascia inflammation. See walking shoes for plantar fasciitis

    Diabetic (A5500)

    These shoes carry the Medicare/HCPCS A5500 code which implies that they have been approved for use by people with diabetes. See walking shoes for diabetes

  • Price
    $140
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The New Balance 1200 is a man’s classic boat shoe with a smooth leather upper. Despite its casual appeal, the footwear is built on the platform of a performance-ready athletic walking shoe. It is meant to complete a smart look while keeping the wearer comfortably supported throughout the day.

The shoe sports a slip-on design but is enhanced by a three-eyelet lacing system at the front panel. The mesh inserts are added on the sides to help in draining water out of the shoe.

The bottom of the footwear is lined with a full-length rubber unit. It features rectangular pods with multi-directional patterns that render grip on various surfaces, including the wet ones.

Running between the pods are vertical and horizontal flex grooves which are meant to promote flexibility. A portion of the rubber is missing from the inner midfoot side to enhance the pliability even further.

The rubber is claimed to be non-marking. It implies that the sole’s brushing against the floor will not leave any skid marks.

The New Balance 1200 receives its underfoot cushioning from the Abzorb foam material. It is created through a fusion the brand’s proprietary materials and the Dupont Engage Isoprene rubber. This combination delivers immediate impact protection and rebound and is claimed to serve longer than the traditional EVA foam. It helps in keeping the foot comfortable and supported during extended periods of walking.

The Rollbar insert in the heel section is responsible for rearfoot stability. It is a TPU plate with lateral and medial posts which prevents the heel from excessively rolling inwards (overpronation) or outwards (supination).

The upper unit of the New Balance 1200 is made of genuine leather. It carries a classic boat shoe style with its slip-on design and moc-stitching on the forefoot.

A three-eyelet lacing system helps in securing the fit of the trainer. The metal eyelets allow for a quick tightness adjustment while protecting both the material and the laces from abrasion.

Mesh panels are added on both sides of the upper. They are meant to keep the interiors fresh by wicking water and sweat away from the footwear.

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