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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.


We spent 8.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • Many liked the sneaker’s trendy look and nice color schemes.
  • One reviewer advised that the shoe looked better in person than online.
  • The New Balance 1300 is durable and solidly-built, a large number of users remarked.
  • The majority of the purchasers were pleased with the quality materials used in manufacturing the shoes.
  • The sneaker was worth its price, one buyer commented.
  • Several were satisfied with the adequate support the shoe provided for long walks.
  • The NB 1300 is extremely comfortable, as noticed by a large number of the brand’s fans.
  • The shoe can be worn every day and in all kinds of weather, less than a handful observed.
  • Some favored the shoe’s lightweight construction.

5 reasons not to buy

  • The feet in the sneakers tend to slip forward because the heel was a bit too high, one user observed.
  • A wearer advised that the shoe may feel narrow and tight during the first use.
  • A handful noticed that the New Balance 1300’s size runs slightly larger than expected.
  • One wearer complained that the sneaker failed to provide ample support.
  • The sneaker’s narrow tongue tends to move off to the side, a reviewer remarked.

Bottom line

New Balance, revered by many for the quality kicks they produce, has re-released the iconic NB 1300 silhouette in a variety of colorways.

This classic shoe, popular for its vintage look, durability and comfort, continues to earn rave reviews from the brand’s avid fans. Although expensive, many still consider buying the shoe for its performance and quality.



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New Balance 1300 History

The brand, since its inception, has remained loyal to its roots. In order to ensure craftsmanship and quality, the company, for over a century, has maintained no less than 70% of their production in the US despite the high cost.

In addition, New Balance also continued to adhere to their “Endorsed by No One” philosophy. While other global brands sought the help of celebrities to promote their products, the people behind this famous brand focused on making high-performance kicks to stand out.

The Classic NB 1300 is among the most coveted sneakers that stood the test of time. Originally released in 1985, the shoe was initially introduced as a luxury item. Priced at $130, only the affluent as well as the senior runners were capable of buying the shoes.

This iconic silhouette has received a variety of iterations since its launch and the brand is not showing any signs of stopping. Thus, NB fans from around the globe can expect unique and interesting editions from this premium line in the future.

New Balance 1300 Style

Consider pairing your jeans, sweatpants, shorts and other dressy and casual clothing with the New Balance 1300 if you want to make heads turn. Family, friends and even strangers will surely notice this street-ready lifestyle shoe for its retro yet fashion forward aesthetics.

To top it off, multiple colorways have also been released. From the clean and simple sheer gray color to the striking red and the rugged dark green with navy, finding a model that would match your unique taste, style and personality is going to be easy.

Fit & Sizing

The New Balance 1300, taking its roots from a running shoe, provides adequate support. With the sneaker’s upper being made of leather and mesh, fans of the brand can also expect the shoe to hold the foot better and to give ample ventilation.

This shoe is available in men’s and women’s sizes. The men’s is from 5 to 14 while the women’s are from 5.5 to 12. Both are offered in standard widths of D for the men’s and B for the women’s. The 1300 generally runs true to size and width.

Notable Features

Aside from its eye-catching and stunning upper, the New Balance 1300 is also recognized for its molded midsole which utilizes the famous ENCAP technology. This gives the shoe enhanced support and durability.

In addition, IMEVA, also known as injection molded EVA foam, has been embedded in the shoe’s midsole. This feature, on the other hand, gives the kicks its flexible cushioning.

Additional Info

  • The padded collar and cushioned meshed panels in the shoe makes the New Balance 1300 more comfortable.
  • It has a removable EVA footbed.
  • Other distinguishable features of the shoe are its synthetic lining, stitched branding and solid rubber outsole.
  • A waterproof New Balance 1300 was also introduced. This men’s and women’s trail walking shoe’s upper is made of mesh and leather. In addition, the shoe’s sole uses the ROLLBAR® stability technology to reduce unnecessary rear foot movement.