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Road

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

Trail

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.

Competition

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.

Summary

We spent 9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Featuring the ENCAP midsole, the New Balance 530 Vazee has a cushioning system that delivers stability and distributes shock.
  • A reviewer liked these kicks for being lightweight.
  • According to a pro street photographer hired by New Balance, the colorway of these kicks “pops out and works well.”
  • Potential buyers can purchase the New Balance 530 Vazee at an affordable price.
  • The New Balance 530 Vazee displays an ageless style.
  • Several colorways are available for those who are interested in this shoe.

1 reasons not to buy

  • More than a couple of New Balance 530 Vazee buyers complained that it runs small.

Bottom line

For buyers who are always a fan of classic sneaker styles, the New Balance 530 Vazee is a good pick. This 2016 release embodies a smooth design. The update treats the foot with a lightweight and responsive ride. Its Vazee sole unit was adapted from New Balance’s premium running shoes to bring a comfortable feel.


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New Balance 530 Vazee History

The New Balance 530 Vazee came from the company’s 530 running shoe launched in the '90s. Recently, the silhouette is being reworked in various colorways. For the Vazee release, one of its color schemes came from its heritage shoe which includes black, white and purple.

The American footwear company launched a campaign in 2015 for the 530 Vazee. They hired New York street photographer Aaron Pegg for the photoshoots. He owns Underground NYC, a popular Instagram account that has thousands of followers. He took photos of the shoe with the grit-covered, city subways as its backdrop. This was the perfect place to shoot the 530 in the Vazee edition because subways are a focal point for shoes in the Big Apple. New Balance has a dedicated web page for the campaign with Pegg. 

The New Balance 530 Vazee was released just in time for the New Year in 2016. It retailed for 100 USD.

New Balance 530 Vazee Style

The New Balance 530 Vazee bears the classic design of its original silhouette. The rugged shoe has a streamlined performance base which exudes a contemporary feel and appearance that’s excellent for day-to day wear. Modern tooling and materials were applied, maintaining its relevance in the present time.

Fit & Sizing

The New Balance 530 Vazee is a shoe sold in men’s sizing. Sizes 7 to 13 are offered. It is offered in standard (D) width. Women who are interested in getting the pair need to order 1.5 sizes down to make sure that the shoe fits. It runs fairly true to size. The front of the sneaker has a lace-up closure for a snug-fitting feel.

Notable Features

Experts who wrote about the New Balance 530 Vazee specifically mentioned the Vazee sole unit which provides a speedy and responsive ride. It is one of the updates to the reiteration of the classic running shoe from the '90.

Additional Info

  • The collar and tongue of these sneakers are padded.
  • The upper is made of mesh with suede overlays.
  • The shoe has a rubber sole.
  • The Vazee outsole is flexible.
  • A large NB branding can be seen on the tongue.
  • The Vazee sole unit is a new cushioning system by New Balance.