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: 9.6ozWomen: 8oz
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: Normal, WideWomen: Normal, Wide
- The New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz v2 Sport is a running shoe that’s designed for those who have neutral pronation. It has a modern look that may cater to those who desire an eye-catching yet sporty apparel for the roads. The forefoot and midfoot sections of the upper feature a knitted fabric while the rear has a smooth textile that’s fitted with cushioned segments.
- A full-length foam serves as the cushioning unit of this product. It mitigates the impact forces during the landing phase of the gait cycle, then leads the foot towards a smooth and enabled toe-off. A reactive rubber layer protects the midsole from the harsh and debilitating effects of continued use.
The New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz v2 Sport was constructed using the standard measurements, so it is able to accommodate the usual choices of runners when it comes to size. The available width for the women’s iteration is B – Medium; for men, the option is D – Medium. The semi-curved shape of this running shoe’s last and upper design welcomes the natural shape of the human foot.
The external portion of the New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz v2 Sport’s sole unit makes use of blown rubber, which is a material that offers traction and responsive cushioning at the same time. It has a spongy configuration.
Honeycomb patterns serve to improve the surface grip of the outsole. These blend of hexagonal shapes and grooves also encourage the rest of the platform to adhere to the natural flexibility of the wearer’s foot.
Fresh Foam is a proprietary technology from New Balance. It is composed of a high-quality foam that’s meant to carry the foot and keep it comfortable throughout the run. It is also responsible for attenuating impact shock during the foot-strike and energizing the toe-off with a kinetic lift.
A two-way, flat-knit fabric runs from the forefoot to the midfoot of the New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz v2 Sport. This stretchy material offers a smooth and flexible coverage. It also allows air into the foot-chamber through its numerous breathing apertures.
The rear part of the upper features a smooth textile that has padded sections. Its job is to hold the heel in place and prevent it from shaking inside the foot-chamber during the activity.
A slip-on construction allows the wearer to put on the shoe with ease. It doesn’t have a traditional tongue unit, an intentional omission that evokes the feeling of wearing a sock.
Flat laces provide a secure yet customizable fit, and they’re connected to plastic saddles that cause the midfoot section of the upper to go along with the tightening or loosening of the cover system.