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

8 reasons to buy

  • ‘Nostalgic’, ‘trendy’, and ‘stylish’ were the words used to describe this retro lifestyle sneaker.
  • Several customers noted the comfortable cushioning coming from the EVA foam midsole of the new balance 620 70s Running shoe.
  • Sneakers feel cool and comfortable due to the mesh and microfiber material inside the shoe some wearers claimed.
  • The rubber sole of this shoe has good grip and superior traction suited for all day walking activities, a few reviewers noted.
  • Some commented the new balance 620 70s feels lightweight and suited for wearing every day.
  • A few reviewers noted that while the shoe feels snug at first use, it molds well to the feet and feels really comfortable after days of use.
  • A good number of buyers heaped raises for the light tones of the New Balance 629 70s Running colorways that are not too vibrant and popping but are neutral to the eye.
  • Some purchasers of this shoe noted how despite its suede and mesh upper, the shoe doesn’t get dirty easily and is easy to wipe away dirt when it gets dusty.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The back portion of the New Balance 620 70s Running rubbed on the back heel as disclosed by some users but these were resolved after breaking in.
  • Some wearers claimed the shoes run small and narrow so ordering a half-size larger is recommended.
  • Some noted that there is not much padding or arch support that is not suitable for long walks or runs.
  • A couple of users commented that it runs longer and is oddly shaped compared to other New Balance shoes.

Bottom line

For its affordable $75 price tag, New Balance 620 70s Running shoe fans get a versatile retro lifestyle sneaker suited for daily use. The good combination of mesh and suede upper and a reliable EVA foam midsole that supports the foot including the sensitive Achilles makes this shoe a great throwback sneaker for every woman. With its neutral tones and subtle presentation of its colorways, it’s a sneaker intended not to overpower your outfit of the day but instead compliment your fashion style with its subtle tones and overlays.


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New Balance 620 70s Running History

Boston-based New Balance has long held to its “Endorsed by No One” philosophy since it was established in 1906 as the New Balance Arch Company in Massachusetts  up to its breakthrough growth in the 1970s when it first came into the running consciousness of the public.

Banking on their time tested idea that better fit and technology results to quality performance shoes, the brand has invested on research and new technology and initially released the ripple-soled running shoe, the Trackster in the 1960s up to the 1970s.

The growth of the company actually started in the 1970s when it was purchased by Jim Davis in 1972 at the start of the growing jogging and recreational running lifestyle in the United States. Starting with this growth opportunity, New Balance churned out impressive running hoe designs starting then with the New Balance 320. Soon other running shoe designs from the New Balance were released bearing its unique numbering system and easily recognizable N logo on the side panels.

Paying tribute to the first breakthrough of running shoes from the brand released in the 1970s is the New Balance 620 70s Running released in the first quarter of April 2017. Compared to other designs of New Balance that had several retro releases, the NB 620 line has only a few and limited ones making it an under the radar and low key over the years.

This same inspiration prompted New Balance to release the New Balance 620 early 2017 as its tribute to 1970s running with its neutral colorways and subtle tones that does not distract us with vivid colors but by only by its mere simplicity. Also notable on this particular retro design is that it only caters to the female audience. With many women wanting sneakers that are often clean, sleek, and unassuming that would not overshadow their unique clothes for the day, the New Balance 620 70s Running sneaker fits the perfect description for this need.

New Balance 620 70s Running Style

For that subdued and low-profile look, the New Balance 620 70s Running sneaker pays tribute to the era of running sneaker sophistication without an overpowering colorway that distracts people from looking at the woman and not on the shoe.  Instead, the shoe’s style compliments the outfit with its neutral colorways that are easy to mix and match. Among its popular colorways include Vetiver/Pink, Navy/Pink, Khaki, and White Asparagus/Pink.

Fit &Sizing

The New Balance 620 70s Running shoe runs true to size with a snug fit. It runs in medium width – B for women. The shoe is kept secured by a traditional flat lace and mesh tongue. The shoe comes in US size 5 to 11 for women.

Notable Features

Displaying a supple suede and mesh combination for its upper, the retro looks of this sneaker was influenced by the 1970s when the American recreational running craze started. This unique vintage-inspired looks and finish are among the best features of this shoe. Aside from the looks, the shoe also has an EVA foam material in the upper that delivers a good mix of virtual contrast and a reliable support and cushioning for the sensitive Achilles.

Additional Info

  • The New Balance 620 70s Running lifestyle sneaker also cushions the ankle as it prevents heel blisters with reliable cushioning from the same EVA that surrounds the collar.
  • Classic rubber outsole with wave pattern has good grip and traction on the surface.