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

    Cross-training

    Multi-purpose training shoes which can be used for a wide variety of exercises. See *cross-training 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
    $80
  • Weight
    Men: 8.2oz

    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: 4mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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  • The New Balance 99 v2 Trainer uses technologies developed in the company’s Sports Research Lab. One such tech is the FantomFit, which is a material that fits like a second skin and promotes proper foot movement. It is also breathable as it keeps the foot from getting overheated while training.
  • Though it may have a different upper than the 99 v1, they do share the same midsole. The Flexonic sole provides a flexible yet supportive platform that also absorbs shock from impact. This component, which also serves as the outsole, has flex grooves throughout the entire length of the bottom to support natural foot flexion.

The 99 v2 Trainer features an exposed Flexonic midsole that has prominent flex grooves throughout the entire bottom for added flexibility. The trenches increase the surface area of the outsole and enhance the traction that it offers.

Rubber pods are available in critical areas of the forefoot and heel. They are abrasion resistant and make the outsole grip the surface better.

The 99 v2 Trainer uses the Flexonic midsole, a cushioning unit that is responsive to impact and flexible throughout the movement. This material ensures a smooth and comfortable ride for the foot.

The shoe also uses the NB Response 2.0 insole. It contributes to the comfort and support delivered by the sole unit.

The New Balance 99 v2 Trainer features a lightweight and flexible material called FantomFit. This technology is the result of the fusion of two thin elements: mesh and synthetic overlays. It was engineered to provide precise support as well as sufficient in-shoe ventilation.

The trainer employs a traditional lacing system. It keeps the foot locked down while the user is on the move.

The tongue and collar do not have pads because they were designed to follow the contours of the foot for a second-skin-like fit. This design promotes agility as no material hinders the movement of the ankle.

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