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

11 reasons to buy

  • A significant number considered the NB 620’s in-shoe feel as comfortable.
  • ‘Stylish’, ‘trendy’ and ’cool’ were words that were commonly used by reviewers to describe the sneaker’s silhouette.
  • Many were pleased that the New Balance 620 can be worn with various types of clothing.
  • The shoe looked better in person than online, several observed.
  • Nearly all were satisfied with the sneaker’s durable and lightweight construction.
  • The New Balance 620 is great value for money, some purchasers expressed.
  • When worn in the gym, for running, for tennis and for golf, the shoe held up, a few users advised.
  • Others thought the shoe was easy to clean.
  • A few wide-footed NB fans tried the shoe and were happy with the sneaker’s fit.
  • One high-arched user advised that the New Balance 620 felt comfortable even without additional insoles.
  • Several retail stores are selling the shoe at a discounted rate.

7 reasons not to buy

  • Some exclaimed that the shoe’s size runs larger than expected.
  • The sneaker’s toe box was narrow and failed to provide ample toe room, more than a handful of consumers mentioned.
  • Compared to other New Balance shoes, this model offered little support, noted by a few users.
  • The sneaker’s heel rubbed on the foot, causing blisters, a couple of wearers disclosed.
  • Based on some of the reviews, purchasers wished there were more colorways available for this sneaker.
  • The New Balance 620 did not provide ample cushioning, a handful advised.
  • According to a small number of buyers, the NB 620 made their feet look long.

Bottom line

Thanks to the brand New Balance, average Joes can afford to look stylish without the need to break the bank. Known as a brand for everyone, this business continues to design and manufacture high-quality yet inexpensive footwear. The New Balance 620 is among the many budget-friendly yet top-grade creations of this company.

This vintage running-inspired silhouette was considered as state-of-the-art during its initial release. However, no longer perceived as ahead of its time, this shoe is currently loved for its athletic and stylish aesthetics.

Despite issues with the shoe’s width, length and cushioning, many maintained their liking for the product. Those who remained loyal chose to ignore its defects and to give more importance to the 620's fashion-forward looks, affordability and versatility.


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New Balance 620 History

Earning trust takes time. The brand New Balance, with an impressive lifespan of over 100 years did not go through any shortcuts to gain this. In the face of the grueling battle between sneaker brands, New Balance was able to earn the loyalty of a significant number of sneaker enthusiasts and maintain their status in the market.

This global brand is not only commended for their high-quality products that boast of innovative design and better performance. Prioritizing quality over quantity, this company is also esteemed for keeping at least 70% of their production in the US. In addition, they are also admired for living up to their “Endorsed by No One” philosophy.

Among the least common track runners of the brand is the New Balance 620. Originally released in the year 1980, this lightweight running shoe, fitted with a mesh/suede upper, a Vibram sole and a thick and cushioned heel, was viewed as technologically-advanced and advertised as “Lighter than Air”.

Over the years, this retro-styled silhouette has morphed to gain a modern and sleek look. Released in never-before-seen colorways, NB fans around the globe are excited to see what other color schemes the brand has up their sleeves.

New Balance 620 Style

Expect to receive heaps of compliments when you pair your favorite everyday clothing with this low-profile round toe sneaker. Perceived as a wardrobe staple by many supporters of the brand, this sporty yet chic shoe can be worn dressed up or down. Try this kicks with your dresses, leggings, skinny jeans and shorts if you wish to kick your style up a notch.

The NB 620, built with a breathable mesh upper with suede accents and a cushioned midsole, also ensures keep your foot happy all day.

This lace-up sneaker is offered in a variety of color combinations. Those who want to keep it simple can opt to buy the navy, black and gray while those who prefer fun and unique color schemes can choose to purchase the 620 with metallic accents.

Fit & Sizing

This sneaker, which doubles up as a running shoe, promises to provide ample support. Its airy mesh construction also offers adequate airflow. However, the New Balance 620’s narrow toe box may not be able to provide adequate toe room.

The shoe is available in women’s sizes 5-12, standard B width. Men’s models are also offered. It generally runs true to size and width.

Notable Features

Apart from the NB 620’s classic silhouette, loyal fans of the brand will instinctively distinguish the shoe for the famous “N” logo found on the sneaker’s lateral and medial side. It gives the shoe that distinctive look that can only be associated with New Balance and the 620.

Additional Info

  • The sneaker’s EVA Foxing construction extends up to the shoe’s collar for better support and visual contrast. It also provides improved cushioning for the ankle and the Achilles tendon.
  • The shoe’s outsole is made of durable rubber that offers reliable grip and traction.
  • For added comfort, the New Balance 620’s interior is lined with breathable mesh and the collar and tongue are lightly cushioned.
  • Optimal fit can be achieved with the sneaker’s traditional 6-eye lace-up closure.
  • The weight of this shoe in size 8, Medium B width, is 8 oz.