• Terrain


    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    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.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    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.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
  • Weight
    Men: 8.7oz
    Women: 7.5oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 8mm
    Women: 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.

  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Narrow, Normal, Wide
  • Release date
  • Special editions
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  • The New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz Retro Hoodie is a road running shoe that’s designed for the neutral pronator. It features a contemporary and street-ready design that caters to casual shoe enthusiasts and urban fashionistas. However, its components and its construction allow it to have a quality that’s expected of performance footwear.
  • The upper makes use of a stretchy heathered fabric for a soft wrap that’s reminiscent of hoodies. A terry-knit saddle holds the midfoot in place. Muted color schemes provide a unique visual configuration that’s seldom seen in sports apparels.
  • A responsive midsole foam makes up the cushioning system of the special version of the Fresh Foam Cruz, and its purpose is to ensure a consistently comfortable ride. Covering this full-length unit is a rubber exterior that acts as a shield against abrasion and a source of traction.

Standard measurements were used in the making of the New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz Retro Hoodie. It follows the usual choices of runners when it comes to size. The women’s version features the B – Medium and D – Wide profiles, while the one for men offers the D – Medium and 2E – Wide options. The semi-curved shape of this running shoe mimics the natural curve of the human foot.

The external pad features a traction-ready compound. Its purpose is to protect the foam platform from wear and tear. It is also the one responsible for delivering surface traction, a vital trait for running shoes.

Hexagonal patterns and flex grooves allow the sole unit to bend and adhere to the natural flexibility of the wearer’s foot.

The midsole unit features a full-length compound called Fresh Foam. Its goal is to provide a plush yet responsive underfoot experience for the runner.

A cushioned insole offers additional support. It can be detached or substituted with another insert of the wearer’s choosing.

A stretch heathered upper offers a soft wrap for the foot. It’s lightweight and thin, so air can smoothly go through it. Furthermore, the unique texture and look of this material heighten its aesthetics.

A terry-knit midfoot saddle is sewn on the sides. It connects to the lacing system, adjusting in union with the runner’s fit preferences.

This shoe doesn’t have a traditional tongue unit. Instead, a slip-on design brings a sock-like feel.

The back portion of the upper has a stretchy fabric that’s meant to hold the heel securely. Thin padding cushions the sides of the foot while also warding off in-shoe wobbling.

A pull tab on the rear section of the collar makes it easy for runners to wear and remove the New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz Retro Hoodie.