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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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- 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.

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

10 reasons to buy

  • Most of the users expressed that the New Balance 300 is a really lightweight shoe.
  • A handful of buyers claimed about the shoe being comfortable on the foot.
  • A good number of reviewers loved how versatile the shoe is when it comes to style, saying that it goes well with a variety of outfit choices.
  • Some users said that the shoe is breathable.
  • A few reviewers expressed that the shoe is a great summer or spring shoe.
  • One buyer said that the shoe is doctor recommended.
  • Some of the reviewers enjoyed the compliments they get when wearing the shoe.
  • A few of the buyers loved that the shoe is not pricey.
  • The shoe is offered in a variety of color combinations that a buyer can choose from.
  • A buyer can purchase the shoe at a budget friendly price.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The New Balance 300 may run a bit narrow, according to some of the reviewers.
  • One buyer pointed out that the glue is visible on the exterior of the body of the shoe, making it look cheaper.
  • A user complained about the back part of the shoe always hitting his/her Achilles and breaking the skin.

Bottom line

This retroed New Balance 300 court shoe features a REVlite midsole that offers the wearer a rather comfortable feeling for the foot as well as a more lightweight feeling. The shoe also offers excellent breathability, which makes it a good choice during the hot weather. Offered in a variety of color combinations and a wallet-friendly price, one can hardly go wrong with these pair of kicks.



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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.

Notable Features

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.

Additional Info

  • 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.