Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
WeightMen: 7.2ozWomen: 6.3oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 8mmWomen: 8mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
- The New Balance Cypher Run Knit is a running shoe that’s designed for fashion-forward individuals who still desire a performance-ready shoe configuration. The upper unit features a knitted fabric and a cleatie foot-port for a seamless wrap. It doesn’t have a lot of visual features save for the ‘NB’ logo sewn on the lateral section.
- Underfoot cushioning of this New Balance shoe is provided by a full-length EVA foam. It is responsible for supporting the foot throughout the running session and keeping it free from the impact forces during the landing phase. This foam is also the one in charge of surface traction.
The knit version of the New Balance Cypher Run has a standard shoe length. When it comes to size, it can adhere to the regular preferences of consumers. Widthwise, the variant for men is D – Medium; for women, the option is B – Medium. The semi-curved shape of the last and the form-fitting nature of the knitted upper contribute to coverage that accommodates medium foot-dimensions.
The outsole unit of the New Balance Cypher Run Knit features a ground-contact ethylene vinyl acetate. The full-length foam serves as both the midsole and the external layer. Its purpose is to provide traction through jagged protrusions and patterns.
Flex grooves permit the platform to bend in conjunction with the wearer’s foot. It’s a convenient mechanism for whenever the forefoot gears itself for the toe-off phase of the gait cycle.
The full-length EVA platform carries the foot and keeps it secure. It’s an industry-standard unit that has proven to be reliable when it comes to mitigating impact shock and enabling the runner to have energized forefoot lifts. The medial and lateral sections of the rear have raised fins that act as steadying walls, preventing the foot from quavering while in the Cypher Run Knit.
A knitted material makes up the upper unit of the New Balance Cypher Run Knit. This cloth-like fabric makes sure to hug the foot in a secure yet non-restricting manner. It has breathing pores to accommodate air into the foot-chamber. Light padding reinforces the left and right sections, but they’re mostly to hold the foot in place.
The foot-port is made of a single opening. It is often called a cleatie construction, and its purpose is to allow the inner and exterior fabrics to encompass the foot like a sock.
The collar itself extends to the lower part of the leg so it can sustain the ankles and the heel.
A ghillie lacing system with discrete eyelets ensures a snug wrap that doesn’t bunch up the interior lining. Such a construction prevents hot spots in the foot-chamber or rumpled sections which may cause blistering.
Pull tabs are stitched to the front and back parts of the collar. These loops make it easy to wear and remove the Cypher Run Knit.