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Terrain

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.

Arch support

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who do 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 need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

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.

Price
$145
Weight
Men: 15oz
Women: 11.9oz
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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 6.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

8 reasons to buy

  • The 587 is a great all-around shoe as tested by some runners.
  • It is a shoe designed for flat-footed runners.
  • It is one of the best and most comfortable motion control shoes, according to testers.
  • This is a perfect shoe for heavy runners and for extreme over-pronators.
  • Runners who need orthotics can run without one in this shoe.
  • The New Balance 587 provides good support.
  • The support and protection needed by overpronating runners are excellently provided in this shoe as commented by a reviewer.
  • It has maximum stability.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The cushioning foam has a chemical smell as complained by testers.
  • The heel part wears out first after long runs.
  • This shoe is too wide is a common comment from testers.
  • The shoe is quite expensive.

Bottom line

The New Balance 587 is a great comfortable and supportive shoe for runners who have flat and wider foot. Its cushioning foam is thick to provide the protection and comfort needed by extreme over pronators. Although it is pricey, it is worthy investment for those who have excessive inward rolling of the foot.


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3.8 / 5 based on 436 ratings

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Expert Reviews

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94 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 94 / 100 by Run Pals • Run Pals • Level 4 expert

    Designed with the classic retro look, the shoes combine multiple technological advances from New Balance to provide the stability and cushioning that its users require.

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Updates to New Balance 587

  • New Balance introduces an extremely stable ride for large runners and heavy overpronators. In the 587, runners get superb medial and lateral supports coming from a high-density foam and a TPU midsole insert to truly hold excessive overpronation to a minimum.
  • More than just supporting the medial part, New Balance adds another post on the lateral side of the shoe to keep the stride in the center of the platform. It is a feature that, together with the medial support, acts like the wall that really guides the feet every step of the way.
  • Adding stability to the shoe is the wide and flat outsole. With a better platform for the toes to work on, the shoe gives the runner a better chance of staying neutral when running.
  • In order to deliver some measure of flexibility, New Balance uses substantial flex grooves that run horizontally in the 587. It keeps the shoe from running or feeling like a block of wood as it still allows some sort of bend and comfort.
  • Making the run more comfortable is a soft and responsive foam in the ABZORB. It is located in the heel and forefoot and gives the shoe another hint of flexibility and softness that are rarely found in motion control shoes.

New Balance 587 size and fit

New Balance offers a standard fit for the 587. There is more than adequate space in the heel and forefoot with a very snug midfoot. The spacious toe box accommodates runners with inflexible or wider feet. Runners have plenty of options to get their most comfortable zone as it comes in medium, wide, and extra wide widths. Sizes are standard with options starting from 6 to 15 for the men’s and 5 to 12 for the women’s.


Outsole

The outsole is made of solid rubber with deep, horizontal grooves. As the New Balance 587 is built for heavy-framed runners and serious overpronators, the full contact outsole gives another element of stability in the shoe. For much needed natural flex coming from a motion control shoe, the deep and horizontal flex grooves do their job very well.


Midsole

The proprietary ABZORB foam from New Balance in the heel and forefoot sprinkles a dose of flexibility to an otherwise very stiff shoe that is designed for heavy runners with excessive overpronation. It makes the run a bit softer with decent rebound features. Maximum control is delivered through a high-density foam on the medial side. A TPU shank extends from the lateral to the medial side to hold the heel, stabilize the ride, and provide superior structure in this shoe.


Upper

New Balance uses standard mesh for sufficient breathability with synthetic overlays all over the upper to really add support and structure. In the rear, an external heel counter works with the lateral and medial posts to truly lock down the foot from excessive overpronation. 3M reflective materials enhance low-visibility running.