Who should buy the New Balance 1865

Engineered to deliver a comfortable ride regardless of the length of the journey, the New Balance 1865 is a solid pick if: 

  • You are looking for a shoe that would help carry out twists and turns with ease. 
  • You suffer from foot, leg, and back discomfort and are after a pair that would help alleviate the pain.

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Enhanced outsole traction

The Ndurance rubber is used in the New Balance 1865. It is placed in the high-wear areas such as the heel and toe sections because it is more durable than typical rubber. It has a tread pattern that enhances traction of the compound. Under the ball of the foot, a different type of rubber is used. It has minimal treads to facilitate smooth twists and turns.

This model employs the Walking Strike Path. This feature centers the foot during the walking gait cycle by evenly shifting the weight from the heel to the toes, for a steady forward roll movement.

New Balance 1865 Outsole

Extra midsole bounce

The Rapid Rebound foam makes up the midsole of the New Balance 1865. This proprietary cushioning system is designed to have more rebound than other foams, which explains its bouncy and springy characteristic. It attenuates shock with each step and keeps the foot comfortable and protected from pain and injuries.

At the medial side of the heel is the SBS Stabilizer. It is a hard rubber compound that reinforces the midsole and is anchored to the outsole. The structure brings a steadying component to the rear section by preventing the heel from rolling in and correcting the gait of the wearer to avoid discomfort.

Those looking to correct moderate to severe overpronation might as well consider New Balance shoes with the Rollbar posting system.

New Balance 1865 Midsole

Supportive upper

The New Balance 1865 features the FantomFit upper. This skeletally-engineered façade is made by fusing thin mesh and synthetic overlays to provide lightweight but supportive construction. This no-sew process contributes to the lightweight nature of the footwear.

Synthetic overlays strengthen the toe box, eyestays, and parts of the side panels to protect the mesh from abrasion.

New Balance 1865 Upper

Anti-slide heel clips

Heel clips are seen on both sides of the heel area. They serve to hold the foot steady and prevent it from sliding inside the footwear. Furthermore, the plush collar ensures that the heel is locked down to avoid the shoe flying off the foot when the user is in motion.

New Balance 1865 Heel

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 11.3oz / Women 9oz
Arch support: Stability
Use: For standing all day, Travel, City, For nurses
Closure: Lace-up
Material: Mesh
Features: Cushioned
Condition: Flat feet, Overpronation

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