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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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New Balance 574 Retro Surf History
The New Balance 574 is regarded as the most popular shoe among the brand's lineup. First launched in 1988, it was introduced as a running shoe but quickly became popular outside the sport of running due to its unique colorways. New Balance's signature ENCAP innovation also further solidified the shoe's popularity for its excellent comfort and support.
The word about the shoe's advanced technology quickly spread, and it was popularly used in races and training by a lot of professional runners in the 80s. One of the more famous runners who used the 574 is the legendary Dick Beardsley who finished second in the Boston Marathon with the 574s on his feet. This occasion helped put the New Balance 574 on the running map.
The shoe was re-introduced to the public in 2003 and is favored nowadays by people in the working class who are always on their feet such as nurses and doctors. It is preferred due to the excellent comfort and support it provides. Furthermore, it also became prominent in the sneaker world as a classic and a Holy Grail kick.
The shoe also received different reinterpretations from various celebrities, artists, and brands. Some of the more distinguished 574 collaborators are Ricardo Seco, Ronnie Fieg, Mita Sneakers, Raekwon, and Concepts.
One of these iterations is the 574 Retro Surf, which is inspired by the beach's chill vibe. The shoe comes in classic primary colors with the tongue and heel counter having a lighter color that specifically gives off a surf-inspired look.
New Balance 574 Retro Surf Style
The New Balance 574 Retro Surf's contrasting tongue and heel counter provide a touch of the seaside to the shoe's overall design. Its streamlined silhouette and low-top profile make it easy to pair with multiple casual staples. Pair it with shorts and a shirt for a day at the beach or go with jeans or jogger for a relaxed day in the city.
Fit & Sizing
The shoe is exclusively offered in men's sizes that range from 4.5 – 18. Ladies who want cop can go 1.5 sizes down from their standard shoe size. It runs true to size, but a few found the shoe a bit too narrow so fitting it in person is best recommended.
The pair retains its time-tested and well-loved silhouette for a familiar fit. It also maintains the ENCAP technology for sturdiness and added comfort. Both the collar and tongue are padded for top foot and ankle comfort and cushioning. Lastly, the tongue and heel counter are contrasting in color for visual purposes.
- The shoe is available in Medium and Wide widths.