New Balance 847 v4: Steady as a rock

If you're prone to rolling your ankles, it might be time to consider walking shoes with a motion control feature like the NB 847 v4. The Rollbar posting system is a staple in the NB 847 line.

The system uses two posts, on either side of the heel, connected by a plate that runs under the heel. Because the postings are rigid, they do not easily compress, preventing your foot from rolling inwards or outwards unnecessarily.

Updates to the New Balance 847 v4

  • Instead of Abzorb, the NB 847 v4 uses TruFuse. This material is a combination of two foams to deliver a lightweight unit that is flexible, responsive, and excellent at absorbing impact when your foot strikes the ground.
  • The upper is now mostly mesh with the synthetic overlays confined at the toe and the heel sections for protections and foothold, respectively.
  • The tread pattern in the rubber has also been refreshed to offer more traction on pavements ad indoor floors.


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Laci is a contemporary dancer turned shoe aficionado. She is the most knowledgeable person when it comes to athletic shoes, size conversions and details people nitpick about footwear. She keeps the RunRepeat content gears turning 24/7. And she walks 20miles/week.