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

10 reasons to buy

  • The New Balance 555 provides a rather comfortable feeling for the foot as what a majority of the reviewers gushed about.
  • The FlipDuo reversible insole of the shoe allows the wearer to choose between the massaging pods or the comfortable foam.
  • A lot of the users were highly appreciative of the design of the shoe, saying that it looks stylish.
  • Some of the reviewers were pleased about the reversible insoles of the shoe.
  • One buyer was really glad how the shoe doesn’t look so bulky, but instead, it looked super feminine and delicate.
  • Many buyers loved that the shoe can match with different types of attires they picked.
  • There were some reviewers who claimed that the shoe offers great arch support.
  • Several users claimed of getting a lot of compliments when wearing the shoe.
  • The shoe is available in a variety of colorways for buyers to choose from.
  • A buyer can purchase the shoe at a quite affordable price.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Many of the users advised going at least a half size up since the shoe may run a bit small on foot.
  • Several reviewers pointed out that the shoe runs narrow even with the wide width.
  • The shoe is not ideal for running as what some of the buyers expressed.

Bottom line

This exclusive for women sneaker from New Balance in the form of the New
Balance 555 provides the wearer a customized all-day comfort with its FlipDuo reversible insole. The low-cut design of the shoe also offers an enhanced mobility for the foot. The fit of the shoe, though, may not be favorable for some wearers. But with a wallet-friendly price and versatility in style, the New Balance 555 still offers a good deal.


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New Balance 555 History

Another addition to the New Balance Women’s line is the New Balance 555. The shoe was given the low-cut design which allows the wearer to have more freedom with the movement of their ankle and foot. The FlipDuo insole was also added to the shoe which features massaging pods on one side and a plush comfort foam on the other side. The upper of the shoe is covered in suede material.

The brand released various colorways for the shoe providing the buyers a variety of colorway choices that would fit best with their taste.

New Balance 555 Style

This low-top shoe from New Balance, the New Balance 555, showcases a combination of sporty and casual style. Versatility in style is also offered by this women’s only shoe as it can go well with a variety of outfit choices. It is a great as a finish for a street style look when out for a stroll around town. The shoe also works well along with a semi-formal attire. It is also perfect if one opts for a rather casual look when running errands. It could also be great for everyday use. Along with an appropriate set of top, the New Balance 555 goes well with a pair of skinny jeans, fitted jeans, cuffed jeans, leather pants, short shorts, skirts, dresses, and leggings.

Fit & Sizing

With the traditional lace-up closure system, the New Balance 555 allows the wearer the lock down their foot in a rather snug yet comfortable fit. This shoe is exclusive to the women’s and offered in sizes 5 to 12. Half sizes are also available. The shoe is also available in both medium and wide widths. It may run a bit small for some, so going up at least half a size of the shoe is advisable.

Notable Features

One of the things that most of the buyers admired about the New Balance 555 is the comfort it offers to their feet. They were satisfied with how they can go all day with their feet feeling comfortable. Many also gushed about the stylish design of the shoe. They loved how it can go well with various outfits that mostly depend on their mood. But there were also those that the first thing they noticed about the shoe was the fit. They claimed that the shoe is just too slim and feels narrow on foot.

Additional Info

  • The New Balance 555 may be purchased at a discounted price in some retailers.
  • The padded collar and tongue which offers both comfort and lightweight support can be observed on the shoe.
  • The shoe is built with smooth textile lining.
  • The durable rubber outsole of the shoe provides good traction.
  • The shoe approximately weighs 6.7oz.