Profile of the New Balance 1450

The New Balance 1450 is a walking shoe that is engineered for use on trails and rugged terrains. The brand claims that it features a blend of rugged trail technology and modern style. It has a mid-cut profile for ankle support, which is necessary to steady the foot when traversing uneven ground. Its upper also employs waterproof mesh and synthetic materials.


The bottom of the New Balance 1450 uses rugged rubber to stand strong against rough terrains. This material, together with the geometric-shaped lugs, offers traction on a wide range of surfaces.


The Fresh Foam technology employed in the New Balance 1450 gives a stable and neutral ride. It is created by dissecting a conventional midsole into three divisions shaped in unique geometries, with the help of the 3D printing technology. It is also characterized by its minimal heel drop and plush structure for support.

The insole serves as additional cushioning. It is removable and can be taken out to accommodate custom orthotics.


This New Balance walker uses mesh and synthetic materials to protect the foot against the severe elements of nature. They also let air circulate within the interiors of the walker to keep the foot feeling fresh and cool. The Toe Protect overlay safeguards against tears and rips. All these components are covered in a waterproof membrane to prevent the shoe from getting drenched.

Its construction is fashioned after the Fantom Fit design. It is made up of two layers. A lightweight synthetic mesh makes up the top part. It is then supported by a thicker synthetic layer underneath. It is made seamless to maintain the light feel of the upper while reinforcing strategic areas.

A traditional lace-up closure locks the foot down. It also improves lateral support as it strengthens the sidewalls when the shoelaces are pulled taut.

The tongue and collar are padded to protect the skin against irritation. They also make the footgear fit more snugly.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 15.3oz
Arch support: Neutral
Use: All-day wear, City
Closure: Lace-up
Material: Mesh upper
Features: Waterproof / Cushioned
Condition: Heavy person

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