Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes
Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes
Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes
Cross-trainingMulti-purpose training shoes which can be used for a wide variety of exercises. See *cross-training shoes*
For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes
For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes
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.
WeightMen: 12.5ozWomen: 10.5oz
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 dropMen: 10mmWomen: 10mm
WidthMen: X-Wide, Narrow, Normal, WideWomen: X-Wide, Narrow, Normal, Wide
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- The New Balance 624 is designed to be a comfortable and durable cross-training shoe. This release features a highly cushioned sole unit which comprises of three parts. They include an ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) footbed, an injection molded EVA (IMEVA) midsole, and an ABZORB heel. All these technologies aim to reduce the shock from impact during workouts while also providing a comfortable and stable platform.
- The underside of this footwear is lined with a non-marking rubber. This compound is durable and delivers adequate traction for training.
- The upper of this model is made of leather. This material provides a supportive structure to keep the foot steady during workouts. It also uses the Phantom Liner to increase comfortability.
The New Balance 624 comes in men’s and women’s versions and runs true to size. Like most training shoes from New Balance, it is available in various width options. The men’s model is obtainable in B - Narrow, D - Medium, 2E - Wide, 4E - Extra-Wide, and 6E - Extra-Wide for men. The women’s variation is offered in 2A - Narrow, B - Medium, D - Wide, 2E - Extra-Wide, and 3E - Extra-Wide.
The New Balance 624 employs a full-length rubber outsole. This compound is designed to be durable, flexible and grippy. This non-marking rubber also has Flex Grooves in the forefoot area to promote foot flexion. The tread pattern on this model is designed to enhance traction on most surfaces.
This trainer uses the IMEVA foam for its midsole. It is lightweight and durable and can absorb shock to prevent injuries or discomfort to the lower extremities.
The EVA footbed adds another layer of cushion to the trainer. It enhances the sole unit’s shock attenuation and provides a comfortable base for the foot.
In between the footbed and the midsole is an internal shank which acts as a support structure in the platform. It forces the foot to bend at the forefoot and not in the arch area to prevent discomfort or pain.
ABZORB, a foam-based polymer, is found in the heel area between the midsole and outsole. This material disperses the force from the impact to reduce shock and prevent pain from occurring in the foot, ankle, knee or even back.
The New Balance 624 utilizes a leather upper. This material is water-resistant and more rigid compared to mesh. It is not breathable, but there are perforations for heat dissipation.
Round laces secure the top portion of the shoe and allow users to adjust the fit to their preference. They pass through a slot on the padded tongue to keep it from moving out of place during workouts. The plush collar supports the ankle and keeps the heel locked down, so it does not slip out while training.
The inside employs the Phantom Liner, a smooth and lightweight fabric that keeps the foot comfortable. It hides the seams to prevent it from rubbing against the foot and causing blisters or irritation.