• 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: 8.8oz
    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: Narrow, Normal, Wide
    Women: Normal, Wide
  • Release date
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  • The New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz v2 Knit features a few updates for a more satisfying experience. Integrated into the shoe is the heathered knit upper. This component of the footwear is strategically designed to ensure more breathable coverage.
  • With the aim to provide additional comfort, the Fresh Foam cushioning technology is used in crafting the shoe. The primary focus of this material is to provide a more natural ride that the user will enjoy from start to finish.

The New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz v2 Knit is built using the standard running shoe measurements. Because of the running shoe's upper construction, a secure and comfortable fit will be experienced by the user.

The available widths for the women’s version are B – Medium and D - Wide while the options for the men's version are D – Medium and 2E  Wide.

Integrated into the outsole of the New Balance Fresh Cruz v2 Knit is a blown rubber material. It has a spongy configuration that is built to deliver the right amount of durability and traction. It also offers an additional layer of cushioning for a more efficient and enjoyable ride.

Along with the blown rubber are the flex grooves. These grooves are essential in encouraging the rest of the shoe to adhere and adjust to the flexibility of the human foot.

In the midsole is the notable Fresh Foam technology. This single piece midsole foam is meant to provide a more natural and plush cushioning. It performs consistently even on long runs.

Integrated into the shoe is the two-way stretch flat knit upper. This material is meant to provide breathability, keeping the human foot cool and dry during the running session.

The fabric lining is utilized in the running shoe. This material is significant in providing additional comfort to the foot.

Designed to enhance the runner's stride, the cleatie construction is utilized. This is essential in delivering a secure fit throughout the run.

New Balance added the lace-up closure. This system is focused on providing a more secure and adjustable fit as well.

Easy on and off is encouraged by the slip-on construction. This feature of the shoe is essential for those who are always on the rush. The slip-on-construction will give them less time and effort to wear the shoe.