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
    $160
  • Width
    Men: Extra wide, Standard
    Women: Standard
  • Release date
    Jul 2018
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Updates to New Balance 1700

  • The New Balance 1700 is a motion control walking footwear designed for men who want a leather shoe with the comfort and cushioning of an athletic trainer.  It employs an all-leather upper for a supportive coverage with a classic look. 
  • A stable gait is ensured by the ROLLBAR technology. It is placed in the heel, featuring firm TPU posts on both medial and lateral sides to prevent the foot from excessive inward rolling of the foot.
  • The proprietary ABZORB midsole affords full-length cushioning. It is also made pliable to accommodate natural foot flexibility.

New Balance 1700 size and fit

The New Balance 1700 comes in a men’s version only. It can be obtained in US sizes 7 to 15 with half-sizes available as well. Like most walking shoes from New Balance, the shoe is offered in a broad array of options to accommodate all kinds of foot dimensions: from a standard D - Medium to 2E - Wide, 4E - Extra Wide, and 6E - Extra Wide.

Outsole

A rubber compound lines the bottom of the New Balance 1700. It shields the platform of the shoe from being abraded by concrete pavements and other outdoor surfaces. It is also non-marking, implying that it doesn’t scuff floors with black marks.

The heel and the forefoot are geared with rubber pods for enhanced traction. The pods in the front are intermittent, letting the forefoot bend freely. The midfoot portion is free of pods and is made slightly elevated, contributing to the flexibility and reducing the weight of the trainer.

Midsole

The New Balance 1700 relies on a full-length ABZORB midsole for cushioning. Made of a foam-based polymer, it makes sure that the foot is padded throughout the walking session.

The trainer also features a molded footbed. It complements the midsole and provides additional underfoot comfort.

Upper

Leather is responsible for providing snug support in the upper unit. Additional leather overlays wrap the heel, the forefoot, the eyelets, and the throat of the shoe for enhanced abrasion-resistance of these areas.

The closure of the New Balance 1700 is comprised of round laces which run through metal eyelets. The laces can be cinched to regulate the tightness of the footwear.


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