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
    $140
  • Weight
    Men: 15oz

    Weight

    Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.

  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 8mm
  • Width
    Men: Standard, Wide
    Women: Standard
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Updates to New Balance 3000

  • The New Balance 3000 is a trail walker created for the rough and uneven conditions of rocky trails as well as the abrasive nature of concrete jungles. It is claimed to be made of premium materials and technology. Its upper is made of nubuck leather and mesh materials that are resistant to water.
  • A direct attach polyurethane (PU) midsole serves as the cushioning. It is meant to provide more long-term shock absorption than traditional EVA midsoles.
  • The outsole is lined with thermoplastic rubber, more commonly known as TPR. It offers substantial traction on various terrains.

New Balance 3000 size and fit

The New Balance 300  is fabricated to suit the foot dimensions and biometrics of men. It has an extensive range of available sizes, running the full gamut from US 8 to 14 with half sizes in between 8.5 to 11.5. It is made with a selection of width profiles, which are D – Medium, 2E – Wide, and 4E – Wide.

Outsole

The New Balance 3000 features a TPR outsole with lugs for strong surface adhesion. It is designed to grip and withstand rougher terrains well.

Midsole

The midsole of the New Balance 3000 utilizes a PU midsole.  It provides cushioning, shock absorption, and responsiveness. It is created to be more resilient, which lessens its tendency to flatten and compress over time.

A removable cushioned insole cradles the foot. It gives a pleasant underfoot sensation.

Upper

The New Balance 3000 has an upper that is made from nubuck leather for water resistance and protection against the harsh elements of nature. Mesh has been added to key areas for breathability. Another waterproof walking trainer from the brand is the New Balance 1300.

A traditional lace-up closure keeps the shoe from completely slipping off. It also enhances the lateral support as the act of tightening the shoelaces fortifies the sides.

The collar and tongue are padded. They prevent skin chafing and accidental heel slippage.


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