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
    $130
  • Weight
    Men: 11.6oz
    Women: 8.8oz

    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.

  • Width
    Men: Extra wide, Narrow, Standard, Wide
    Women: Extra wide, Narrow, Standard, Wide
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Updates to New Balance 847 v3

  • The New Balance 847 v3 is designed to provide users with long-lasting comfort during long walks. Like its predecessors, it uses several motion control technologies that aim to deliver a steady platform. In between the midsole and the outsole is the Rollbar posting system which ensures that the foot does not excessively roll in or out while walking. The polyurethane (PU) Strobel board enhances the cushioning provided by the ABZORB midsole.
  • Protecting the midsole from outside elements is the Ndurance outsole. This rubber compound provides traction on various surfaces.
  • As for the upper, it is still made of mesh and synthetic materials, but it has been redesigned to improve its aesthetics. The mesh keeps the inside is well ventilated. The synthetic overlays give the footwear structure and support where it is needed.

New Balance 847 v3 size and fit

The New Balance 847 v3 caters to both men and women. It is true to size, and the width is available in a wide range of options. For men, it comes in 2A - Extra Narrow, B - Narrow, D - Medium, 2E - Wide, 4E - Extra Wide, and 6E - Extra Wide. On the other hand, women can choose from 2A - Narrow, B - Medium, D - Wide, 2E - Extra Wide, and 4E - Extra Wide.

Outsole

The underside of the New Balance 847 v3 is lined with Ndurance, a proprietary rubber that is designed to endure the abrasion associated with daily use for long-lasting durability. It is also non-marking, so it does not leave scuff marks on polished floors.

The forefoot section features flex grooves that promote proper foot flexion. The back of the shoe is beveled for softer heel landing and smoother heel-to-toe transition. The tread pattern enhances the traction of the Ndurance rubber on different surfaces.

Midsole

The New Balance 847 v3 employs a full-length ABZORB midsole. This foam-based cushioning platform disperses the force from the point of impact to reduce the shock felt by the foot and the leg. Atop the midsole is the PU Strobel board which enhances the shock-absorbing properties of the sole unit for better comfort during prolonged use.

At the heel section, in between the midsole and the outsole, is the Rollbar posting system. It has a molded plate under the heel that connects the medial and lateral posts to prevent the unwanted rearfoot movement. This structure ensures that overpronation and supination are controlled.

A very similar platform construction can also be found in the New Balance 928 v3 motion control walker.

Upper

The New Balance 847 v3 uses mesh in most parts of the upper. The breathable fabric keeps the inside of the footwear ventilated. Synthetic overlays give the shoe its structure. They reinforce the toe box, the vamp, the side panels and the heel, protecting these areas from abrasion.

The lacing system integrates with the medial and lateral side panels. This kind of setup enhances the lateral support offered by the trainer when the laces are tightened. The padded tongue is also covered with mesh which helps in maintaining the freshness of the foot chamber, while at the same time prevents the laces from irritating the instep.

The Ortholite foam is used in the collar of this model. This technology is mostly used for insoles because it is lightweight, breathable and durable, and has anti-microbial properties to keep odor-causing microorganisms at bay. In this footgear, the Ortholite serves as a support structure for the ankle and stops the heel from slipping out while the user is in motion.


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