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

7 reasons to buy

  • A lot of reviewers gave this pair high overall satisfaction scores.
  • Majority of those who had used the New Balance 580 Deconstructed Mid appreciated the comfort that it had always provided.
  • A considerable number of those who left reviews said that the pair effectively protects their feet from the harsh winter cold.
  • There were mentions of how sleek and attractive this highly simplified pair looks.
  • The mid-cut deconstructed version of the New Balance 580 is reasonably priced.
  • The New Balance 580 Deconstructed Mid runs true to size.
  • There are a number of attractive tonal colorways to choose from.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Quite a few reviewers reported that the toe areas of their shoes were very vulnerable to wear and tear.
  • There were few reviewers who raised concerns about how the collar of the New Balance 580 Deconstructed Mid looks like a folded sock, which they found funny.

Bottom line

The New Balance 580 Deconstructed Mid really delivers on the promises of its quite reasonable price. Its neoprene and leather upper provides the much-needed protection against the harsh winter cold. Its sleek pared-down appearance and tonal colorway provide that coherent winter look. Giving this pair a try will not be a bad idea.



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New Balance 580 Deconstructed Mid History

The original New Balance 580 had a fairly successful run when it was released in the mid 90’s. In 2016, New Balance released a series of deconstructed versions of the 580.

Stripped of the usual vibrancy and bulk, the pared-down versions retain only the features that are essential in delivering value to their wearers. The New Balance 580 Deconstructed Mid, for its part, retains the REVlite sole to ensure comfort and stability. Its mesh and neoprene upper still has a premium leather overlay that effectively captures the silhouette of the 580. The materials used on the upper also protect the wearer against the cold.

The New Balance 580 Deconstructed Mid’s stripping down to the bare essentials, however, does not compromise appeal. Without the usual vibrancy, the monochromatic colorways present a new futuristic look that many appreciate.[/prduct_history]

New Balance 580 Deconstructed Mid Style

The New Balance 580 Deconstructed Mid not only protects its wearers from the harshness of winter; it also promotes or even enhances their stylishness. Its sleek silhouette and tonal colorway easily go with almost any cold-weather ensemble. Plus, its debossed version of the unmistakable New Balance logo confers to every wearer the reputation of activeness that the brand will forever be known for.

Fit & Sizing

This New Balance 580 Deconstructed Mid is available only for men. Each pair has the standard width. The gents can choose their best fit from sizes 7.3 to 13.

Notable Features

The premium leather upper of the 580 Deconstructed Mid serves a dual purpose. It offers a contemporary look with the capacity to make the user comfortable during the cold months. As with most premium leathers, this one also adds even more durability to the upper.

Additional Info

  • The New Balance 580 Deconstructed Mid uses EVA for its midsole to ensure top-level cushioning.
  • The pared-down appearance of the leather overlay was achieved using a laser technology, which eliminated much of the stitching.
  • Pull tabs on the heel and tongue allow for convenient on and off motion.
  • The tongue and ankle collar have sufficient padding for more comfort.