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
    $90
  • Weight
    Men: 11.9oz
    Women: 9.6oz

    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: 12mm
    Women: 12mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal, Wide
    Women: Normal, Wide
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Updates to New Balance 824 Trainer

  • The New Balance 824 Trainer is designed to meet the demands of strenuous physical activities. The leather material provides a supportive upper while the inside is kept cool through the perforations in the quarter and mudguard sections.
  • It features the N2 midsole. This technology is a low-profile cushioning platform that is also durable and responsive.
  • The outsole is made from rubber with the addition of the QUIX technology in the medial forefoot area. QUIX is a flexible rubber compound that enhances traction and provides a sturdy base during lateral movements.

New Balance 824 Trainer size and fit

This workout trainer from New Balance is available in both men’s and women’s sizes and runs true to size. It comes in D - Medium, 2E - Wide and 4E - Extra Wide for the men’s version, while the women’s version is offered in B - Medium, D - Wide and 2E - Extra Wide. The leather upper, in combination with the padded tongue and collar, delivers a snug feel.

Outsole

The underside of the 824 Trainer is lined with rubber. This material is durable and slip-resistant. The tread pattern on this model enhances traction and ensures full contact with the ground for a planted feel.

The midfoot area features the QUIX compound. This flexible rubber provides a solid base during side-to-side movements and enhances traction of the outsole.

Midsole

The 824 Trainer uses the N2 technology. The brand claims that this platform is durable and delivers a responsive cushioning. It reduces shock directed at the foot to prevent injuries or discomfort.

The inside bottom is lined with a soft insert. It aims to reduce discomfort and adds another layer of protection for the foot.

Upper

The New Balance 824 Trainer utilizes a leather upper. The material causes the foot chamber to get warm while in use. To compensate for this, perforations are placed in the mudguard and quarter sections of the shoe to keep the inside ventilated.

Leather overlays reinforce such a high-abrasion area as the toe box. They are also used in the midfoot to enhance lateral stability of the upper. At the back, a leather overlay serves as an external heel clip that securely holds the back of the foot and prevents it from wobbling.

The trainer employs a traditional lace-up closure. The flat laces are threaded through punched eyelets, allowing users to customize the fit of the upper. The padded tongue is covered in mesh fabric to promote breathability. This structure also keeps the instep comfortable.

The collar is also padded. It serves to provide comfort and support in the ankle area.


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