Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overpronation / 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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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.
WeightMen: 10.6ozWomen: 8.4oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 12mmWomen: 12mm
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.
Heel heightMen: 30mmWomen: 30mm
Forefoot heightMen: 18mmWomen: 18mm
WidthMen: Standard, Extra wideWomen: Standard, Wide
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Updates to New Balance 560 v6
- Upon looking at the 560 v6 from New Balance, one won’t be able to immediately notice the differences. But the changes start at the sole unit. The heel area of the 560 v5 was slightly raised and that the whole platform was separated by a transition bridge in the mid-foot. Now, the mid-sole foam is full-bodied, from the forefoot to the mid-foot and heel, delivering balanced cushioning on all areas.
- A unit for stability is placed in the medial area of the sole unit, just above the outsole. It delivers support and cradling to the medial mid-foot for a better running gait.
- The overlays on the 560 v6 still very much encompass most of the upper, but they’ve been trimmed down. Now, the mesh material is more exposed, so breathability can be achieved. The overlays still provide responsible security.
- The Tech Ride in the heel area delivers shock absorption during the heel striking phase of the running cycle. This section in the rear of the shoe works with the mid-sole to protect the heel from impact.
New Balance 560 v6 size and fit
The New Balance 560 v6 has a standard running shoe length. Athletes will be able to choose the right size for them when it comes to this model. It comes in a standard and wide widths for women. The men’s version comes in standard and extra-wide versions.
The outsole of this affordable shoe for running uses the Ndurance rubber. This material delivers durable protection against wear and abrasion. It also gives traction over the roads, thus resisting slips and falls.
The medial wrap corrects the rate of over-pronation. It supports the foot and balances the stance. This stability unit reduces the risk of injury or discomfort from unbalanced foot positioning.
The ABZORB high quality mid-sole material offers superb cushioning and it retains its structural consistency even compressed with weight. It is a mix of isoprene rubber and some in-house materials that make up a sturdy yet efficient foam in the forefoot and heel area.
The IMEVA foam is a cushioning compound that is sturdy yet flexible. It gives some bounce-back qualities, shock attenuation and overall protection from the ground. The EVA was injection molded into the sole, making it a strong singular unit and not a separate material that’s only bonded onto the mid-sole. This design makes it more durable and reliable.
The Tech Ride in the heel area is an added pocket of cushioning in the rear of the foot. Heel striking becomes more agreeable and comfortable because of the inclusion of this unit.
The mesh material in the upper is open and more welcoming when it comes to air. It’ll keep the foot cool and dry through active activities and idle moments. A net-like cover protects the interior from any invading debris or tiny particles.
Synthetic Overlays supports the foot by giving security in the upper wrap. It acts as a strong foundation for the mesh and an added measure to secure the foot more snugly or loosely, depending on the adjustments made to the lacing system.
The tongue and collar hold the foot in place and keep it locked in, preventing accidental shoe-removals. They also prevent skin irritation or discomfort because they are padded.