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  • 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
    Lace-up
  • Waterproof
  • Price
    $140
  • Weight
    Men: 15.3oz
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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.

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