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

6 reasons to buy

  • The New Balance 420 REVlite Slip-On is a super comfortable shoe according to many who’ve used it. A user added that she could wear the shoe all day and feel no discomfort.
  • The casual footwear looks stylish and very much on trend, a significant number of reviewers remarked. A few of them said they received compliments on their choice of kicks.
  • Several consumers described the combination of colors as gorgeous and that they go with everything.
  • The New Balance 420 REVlite Slip-On is lightweight and great for hiking around town or for casual Fridays at the office, some testers reported.
  • One pleased customer lauded the high quality of the shoe.
  • The price is reasonable for the shoe’s value, a satisfied buyer stated.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Many testers were not happy to find that the New Balance REVlite Slip-On runs small. They advised getting a pair a half size to a full size higher.
  • A couple of users reported that the sneaker is difficult to put on. They stated that the opening was too small and they had to strain to get the heel in.

Bottom line

The New Balance 420 REVlite Slip-On is a lightweight and comfortable shoe that’s great for all-day wear. It is fashionable with a great array of beautiful colors to choose from. It is reasonably-priced yet is very well-made.

The shoe has a couple of downsides, namely that it is too small and that it is hard to put on. Reviewers suggested that future buyers size up.



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New Balance 420 REVlite Slip-On History

The New Balance 420 REVlite Slip-On is based on the silhouette of the original 420 which was released in the 80s. The 420 was designed as a training shoe and was built to protect runners by dispersing shock through its three-layer sole. It had a lightweight construction and was made of nylon and suede. It was also hailed by Runner’s World as 1982’s ‘Best Running Shoe.’

The 420 REVlite Slip-On is an updated look of the old version with its breathable mesh construction, slip-on design, and heel tab for easy on and off.

New Balance 420 REVlite Slip-On Style

The New Balance 420 REVlite Slip-On has a fun and sporty look that would look good when paired with jeans. Shorts and denim skirts can also be matched with this stylish shoe.

Fit & Sizing

The 420 REVlite Slip-On is available in women’s sizes which range from 5 to 11 in standard B-medium width. The shoe has elastic laces which a user says can be easily tightened.

Notable Features

Clean lines and a slim silhouette with a modern aesthetic make this shoe a head-turner. The New Balance 420 REVlite Slip-On features the REVlite midsole technology which gives shoes durability and responsiveness at a 30% lighter weight than other foams.

Additional Info

  • Some colorways of the New Balance REVlite Slip-On feature a metallic heel and N logo detail.
  • Depending on the shoe color, the model might have a synthetic and leather upper or one made of synthetic and sweatshirt.