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
    $140
  • Weight
    Men: 15.3oz

    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
    Jul 2018
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Updates to 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.
  • The upper employs waterproof mesh and synthetic materials. It aims to protect the foot from the harsh elements of the environment while allowing air to circulate throughout the foot chamber for a ventilated feeling. It is constructed after the proprietary Fantom Fit design, a skeletally engineered design that involves fusing a lightweight mesh upper with a more rigid and supportive layer.
  • The brand promises that this model gives a plush yet natural ride with the Fresh Foam technology utilized in the midsole. It comes in a lightweight foam form made through 3D printing technology.
  • The rugged outsole is meant to provide a strong grip on different kinds of surfaces. It is also built to be durable to last against tough conditions.

New Balance 1450 size and fit

This New Balance walker is explicitly designed to fit the biomechanics and foot shape of men. It abides the standard US walking shoe sizing scheme, ranging from 7 to 16 with half sizes in between. Several width options are available, such as D - Medium, 2E - Wide, and 4E - Extra Wide.

Outsole

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.

Midsole

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.

Upper

The New Balance 1450 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.


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