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Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.
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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.
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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.
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New Balance 300 History
The New Balance Court 300 was released back in 1979 and it was the one of the first tennis shoes for New Balance. It was the performance tennis shoe selection for Roy Emerson and Virginia Wade during that time.
The Court 300 was focused on offering a good fit, stability, durability, and comfort instead of focusing on providing a good outsole grip. The look of the shoe was different back then as it showcased a distinctive combination of polyurethane midsole and a rubber outsole that provided durability and great cushioning.
The shoe was also worn by Bob Green, 1984 ATP Rookie of the Year, then during the 1990s by Luke and Murphy Jensen, French Open doubles champions, and by Kelly Jones, top-ranked doubles tennis player.
In 2014, the New Balance 300 silhouette was retroed and was given a make-over in the brand’s factory in Flimby, UK. The brand’s REVlite technology for midsole cushioning and a more lightweight upper construction along with a cushioned footbed, rubber outsole, and a padded collar were used for the retro version.
New Balance then teamed up with Hanon in Aberdeen, Firmament in Berlin, 24 Kilates in Barcelona, and Sneakerstuff in both Stockholm and London. The collaboration was for marking the return of the New Balance 300 and together, they introduced four exclusive versions of the classic silhouette for a limited edition release.
Another collaborative release for the New Balance 300 silhouette was the BEAUTY&YOUTH UNITED ARROWS x New Balance CRT300 in 2015. The release was for both men and women. It showcased an all-white version of the shoe model in a combination of leather and mesh. A woman exclusive version of leather in clean beige and suede with some hints of bright red was also released as a part of this collaboration.
New Balance, during a campaign for the New Balance 300, also worked with some popular people in the likes of Adrianne Ho, Idn2hk, Kevin Poon, and Jun Koo. During the campaign in South Korea, the brand also teamed up with actor, Seung-Bum Ryoo, for a photoshoot.
Some other iterations were made for the shoe allowing the people to have a variety of choices when grabbing a pair of these retro pair of kicks.
New Balance 300 Style
A court classic from New Balance, the New Balance 300 was originally designed as a performance shoe for tennis. It was then retroed and is now being used as well for a more casual use. The shoe showcases versatility when it comes to style. It can go perfectly well with various outfit picks. The shoe is great for a semi-formal use or as a street style look complement. One can have the shoe for an everyday use as well. It looks great with a dress, skirts, shorts, skinny jeans, or boyfriend jeans for women. As for the men’s style, the shoe goes well with a pair of regular cut jeans, slim-fit jeans, cuffed jeans, skinny jeans, jogger jeans, and shorts.
Fit & Sizing
The New Balance 300, being a retro shoe, basically has the same average fit as the original version of the shoe. Its easy lace-up closure allows the wearer to adjust the shoe in a comfortable fit. It is offered in both men’s and women’s sizing. In men’s sizing, the sizes offered ranges from size 4 to size 14. Sizes offered in women’s sizing ranges from size 5 to size 11. Half sizes are also offered for the shoe.
The lightweight feeling provided by the New Balance 300 is what most buyers gush about when they purchased the shoe. They loved how the shoe felt so light when they wear it and go around walking. Most also loved how it felt comfortable on the foot as well. The stylish look of the shoe also gave satisfaction to several buyers as they loved how the shoe can easily go well with whatever attire they pick.
- Depending upon the release, New Balance varies the material used in the upper.
- The shoe may be purchased at a discounted price in some retailers.
- The shoe approximately weighs 8.6oz.
- Perforated detailing can be observed on the shoe.