Facts

  • Use

    Workout

    Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes

    CrossFit

    Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes

    Weightlifting

    Heavy-duty shoes with a wedge and an elevated heel that create a sturdy platform and promote ankle mobility. See weightlifting shoes

    Walking

    Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes

  • Arch support

    Neutral

    For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes

    Stability

    For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes

    Motion control

    Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes

    Good to know

    Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.

  • Price
    $130
  • Weight
    Men: 14.3oz
    Women: 11.3oz

    Weight

    Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.

  • Width
    Men: Extra wide, Standard, Wide
    Women: Standard
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Updates to New Balance 1300

  • The New Balance 1300 is a hiking boot-inspired walking shoe designed for men and women. It features a leather upper with a waterproof membrane lining the inside to keep the foot dry in wet conditions.
  • The midsole is made of durable foam that protects the foot against impact. At the heel is the Rollbar posting technology that steadies the foot during the heel-to-toe motion.
  • Rubber protects the underside of the trainer. It has a lug pattern somewhat similar to that of hiking boots, but less aggressive, that allows it to grip different surfaces.

New Balance 1300 size and fit

The New Balance 1300 is available in both men’s and women’s sizes. The men’s version comes in US sizes 7 to 15, including half sizes, and can be acquired in D - Medium, 2E - Wide, and 4E - Extra Wide width profiles. The women’s style is available in US sizes 5 to 12, including half sizes, and attainable in B - Medium, D - Wide, and 2E - Extra Wide width profiles. The boot features a padded tongue and collar that provides a snug and secure fit.

Outsole

A layer of rubber protects the underside of the New Balance 1300. This compound is crafted to withstand everyday wear and tear brought about by walking on trails or pavements. The outsole also features a lug pattern that promotes traction on various surfaces. Compared to hiking boots, the lugs on this model aren’t as pronounced. The outsole extends to the front, creating a bumper that protects the toes against impact.

Midsole

The New Balance 1300 utilizes a foam midsole that is engineered to be durable, so it doesn’t quickly lose its shape and plushness. It also attenuates shock to keep the foot protected from impact.

At the heel section of the midsole is the Rollbar posting system. This element is composed of medial and lateral posts connected by a plate that goes under the heel. It serves to keep the rearfoot steady during walks which makes it a reliable motion control walking shoe.

Upper

The upper of the New Balance 1300 utilizes leather which has a waterproof characteristic that keeps the foot dry even in wet conditions. The interior is lined with a waterproof membrane that prevents water from seeping in.

Leather overlays protect such high-wear areas as the toe box, the quarters, and the heel. They also provide style and structure to the upper.

The trainer employs a lace-up structure at the midfoot with metal reinforcing the eyelets. This structure allows wearers to customize the fit of the upper. The tongue is also padded to keep the instep comfortable and the foot locked in place.

The plush collar aims to support the ankle, preventing the wearer from losing foot when traversing tricky terrains. It also securely holds the foot in place to prevent it from slipping out while walking.


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