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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.


We spent 6.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • The New Balance 247 Luxe revolves around the idea that it is wearable 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—hence the name.
  • Most reviewers were amazed at the quality of the buttery leather upper of the shoe.
  • The shoe features a REVLite midsole which makes the shoe responsive and lightweight.
  • A few testers liked the comfortable cushioning of the shoes.
  • A small number of wearers said that it runs true to size.
  • The 247 Luxe has large perforations to improve the breathability of the shoe.
  • It is affordable.
  • Some runners loved the lightweight feel of this shoe.
  • Several users mentioned that the luxurious look matches the luxurious feel of the Luxe version of the 247.
  • The interior is lined with very plush fabric for a thoroughly comfortable and luxurious feel.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The New Balance 247 Luxe is sold out in most online retailers.
  • A couple of video reviewers said that the shoe runs narrow.
  • The New Balance 247 Luxe owner noticed that the pull strap at the rear is too small. It might be hard for people with bigger fingers to use it.
  • The shoe feels tight around the collar and midfoot, as observed by a sneaker expert.

Bottom line

The New Balance 247 Luxe is a premium quality sneaker that’s a good value for the money investment. With 247 as its core concept, the shoe brings versatility to the wearer. Although the shoe excels in quality and style, experts said that the shoe isn’t for wide-footed sneaker wearers. The initial release is sold in limited quantities so some people might have a hard time getting the shoes.



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New Balance 247 Luxe History

The New Balance 247 Luxe is the high-end version of the American footwear company’s lifestyle shoe designed for everyday use. The model took its design cues from three models: the 574, 998 and 1300. The 247 Luxe launched globally in 2017 at a suggested retail price of $120.

The New Balance 574 is a company favorite. The designers used a leftover material from one of its predecessors to create this shoe. It was once a running shoe that was eventually reissued as a casual lifestyle sneaker.

Among the 99X series, the New Balance 998 is one of the most coveted. It’s a classic sneaker that featured a large ABZORB midsole. As a shoe made of mesh and suede, it became one of the greatest products that New Balance has ever produced.

The M1300 came to the sneaker scene as a running shoe created with the company’s cutting-edge comfort and stability technologies. It is New Balance’s flagship running shoe applied with cushioned durability in the form of the ENCAP technology.

New Balance introduced the 247 series and particularly the Luxe version to a worldwide series of parties that exemplified the concept of living life from sunrise to sundown. The unveiling in each city was attended by the who’s who of fashion and entertainment. Among the places that unveiled the shoe were Paris, Shanghai, Seoul, New York, and LA.

New Balance 247 Luxe Style

The New Balance 247 Luxe is a heritage-inspired, sleek-looking silhouette. It boasts premium-grade materials that make the shoe great for dress up and dress down events. It is designed to be worn from dusk till dawn. The buttery leather upper is combined with a synthetic nubuck stretch bootie which harmonizes craftsmanship and fashion. This is easily one of New Balance’s most sought after shoes despite only being very recently released.

Fit & Sizing

The New Balance 247 Luxe is available both in men’s and women’s version. Sizes available are 4 to 14 for the men’s and 5.5 to 11 for the women’s. The heel has additional padding for a better foot lockdown. It also has a sock-like bootie construction which snugly hugs the foot. The running shoe DNA of the shoe continues to shine in this sneaker as it has decent hold and support.

Notable Features

The entire shoe is basically very prominent as it is a combination of a few of New Balance’s most recognizable shoes like the 574 and the 998. One can see hints of these iconic silhouettes in the form of the 247 Luxe. The classic, but still trendy platform allows the user to be very versatile in his or her style.

The premium look of the shoe is brought about by the Nubuck leather that is also quite durable. As this material forms a midfoot cage, the shoe continues to retain the excellent midfoot hold that was very common among the shoes that the 247 Luxe is based on.

The gum outsole is another superb feature of the shoe as it brings serious traction and durability. Style wise, it offers a contrast to the almost one color look of the upper.

Additional Info

  • A launch party for the New Balance 247 Luxe was held in major cities across different parts of the world.
  • It has a friends and family version. Only 247 models were made and distributed around the world.
  • This model was initially sold in three colors, in limited quantities.
  • The outsole has a honeycomb pattern.
  • The REVlite foam covers the entire midsole for lightweight responsiveness.
  • New Balance uses premium Nubuck leather on the upper for a luxurious look and enhanced durability.
  • A heel tab offers convenience when putting on or taking off the shoe.