Who should buy the New Balance 623 v3

The New Balance  623 v3 was designed with the user's hygiene in mind and to help wearers carry out difficult maneuvers with ease. It is a solid option if: 

  • You have an ongoing medical condition and are looking for a shoe that could accommodate orthotics.
  • You have been experiencing foot injuries lately and need a shoe that helps lessen its occurrence. 

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Updates to the New Balance 623 v3

  • The new iteration features the QUIX technology, which allows wearers to make turns and lateral cuts easy and smooth.
  • The new version uses perforations on the leather material to keep the foot fresh while the old model uses mesh in some areas of the forefoot

New Balance 623 v3 Updates

Enhanced outsole traction

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.

New Balance 623 v3 Outsole

Shock-absorbent midsole

This workout shoe from New Balance 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.

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Extra cushioning

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.

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Perforated 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.

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Snug lacing system

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.

New Balance 623 v3 Lacing System

Extra stability

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.

New Balance 623 v3 Heel Section2

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 12.9oz / Women 10oz
Arch support: Neutral
Use: All-day wear, Work, City
Closure: Lace-up
Material: Leather upper
Features: Orthotic friendly / Removable insole / Cushioned
Condition: Plantar fasciitis, Diabetic (A5500), Heavy person

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