Facts

  • Use

    Workout

    Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes

    CrossFit

    Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes

    Weightlifting

    Heavy-duty shoes with a wedge and an elevated heel that create a sturdy platform and promote ankle mobility. See weightlifting shoes

    Walking

    Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes

  • Arch support

    Neutral

    For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes

    Stability

    For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes

    Motion control

    Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes

    Good to know

    Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.

  • Price
    $70
  • Weight
    Men: 12.9oz
    Women: 10oz

    Weight

    Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.

  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 10mm
  • Width
    Men: Extra wide, Narrow, Standard, Wide
    Women: Extra wide, Narrow, Standard, Wide
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Updates to New Balance 623 v3

  • The New Balance 623 v3 banks on the success of its predecessor. It inherits the non-marking rubber outsole, the full-length injection molded EVA (IMEVA) midsole, and the bonus ABZORB heel for impact absorption.
  • The new version features the QUIX technology, which allows wearers to make turns and lateral cuts easy and smooth.
  • The most significant difference between the second and third versions is the upper. The old model uses mesh in some areas of the forefoot while the new version uses perforations on the leather material to keep the foot fresh.

New Balance 623 v3 size and fit

The New Balance 623 v3 is available in both men’s and women’s sizes and runs true to size. Those looking for wide training shoes will be delighted to find out that this model comes in different width options: D - Medium, 2E - Wide and 4E - X-Wide for men, and B - Medium, D - Wide and 2E - X-Wide for women. It uses leather, a non-stretchable material, for its upper, so consumers are advised to try the shoe in person before purchasing to acquire a comfortable and secure fit.

Outsole

The New Balance 623 v3 features a non-marking rubber outsole. This type of component does not leave scuff marks on the floor. It extends partly to the front of the upper and serves to protect the toes from impact and abrasion during workouts that need pushing off the ground.

It has flex grooves in the forefoot to promote inherent flexibility. It also has tread patterns present in the entire outsole, which add traction.

The shoe also uses the QUIX technology, which is an almost smooth part located at the front of the outsole. It serves to make turns and lateral cuts fast and easy.

Midsole

The New Balance 623 v3 uses a removable ethylene-vinyl acetate insole. This material is lightweight, durable, and has shock absorption properties to keep the foot comfortable.

The full-length injection-molded EVA provides a firm and stable platform while still being flexible enough to accommodate natural foot movement.

In between the insole and midsole is an internal shank located in the midfoot area. It stiffens this part of the sole unit which forces the foot to bend at the forefoot and not stretch out the arch. It aims to prevent foot discomfort and injury.

The heel uses an additional cushioning unit called ABZORB. This foam technology uses particles that are uniform in shape and size, preventing it from quickly compressing and losing its form. It absorbs shock and immediately dissipates it, avoiding discomfort to the lower extremities.

Upper

The New Balance 623 v3 comes in both leather and suede versions. They feature perforations in the heel and forefoot areas to stop the foot-chamber from getting too hot.

It uses a traditional lace-up closure that secures the foot and prevents it from accidentally slipping out while the user is in motion. It has a lightly padded tongue that ensures the instep does not become uncomfortable when tightening the laces.

The collar, which is also slightly padded, averts the chafing of the ankle. It also locks down the back of the foot to keep it from slipping out.

The counter at the back cups the heel, keeping it stable during workouts.


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