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: 9.2ozWomen: 9.2oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 6mmWomen: 6mm
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: StandardWomen: Standard
Updates to New Balance Fresh Foam Lazr Legacy
- The New Balance Fresh Foam Lazr Legacy is a running shoe that’s created in commemoration of the NB Nationals Indoor, a track-and-field competition featuring student-athletes from the United States and Canada. It has a unisex design, though the measurements used were for the men’s version.
- The forefoot section of this road companion makes use of a flexible and form-fitting material called HypoSkin while the medial and heel sections feature a breathable mesh. A bootie construction allows for an easy on-and-off.
- Cushioning is provided by the proprietary Fresh Foam midsole. It has laser-engraved siping on the sides to heighten flexibility and responsiveness. A rubber compound with flex grooves protects the rest of the platform from wear and tear.
A rubber outsole serves as a shield against the abrasive nature of the roads. The material runs the entire length of the Fresh Foam Lazr Legacy. It is also responsible for doling out traction and surface control. This outsole material is also present in the New Balance 880 v8.
Hexagon-patterned grooves allow the sole unit to move in conjunction with the wearer’s foot, maximizing the efficacy of the heel-to-toe transition.
The midsole unit features the Fresh Foam technology, which is comprised of a one-piece material. It offers cushioning and shock attenuation. It also makes sure to last long because it’s born from high-quality compounds.
Running from the forefoot to the lateral section of the upper is the HypoSkin, a soft material that conforms to the shape and motion of the foot. It can change color when heat is applied to it.
The medial-to-heel area is covered by a breathable mesh. It aims to wrap around the foot in a secure yet non-irritating manner as it doesn’t feature any aggressive layers or stitching.
A bootie construction allows the wearer to put on the shoe quickly. The absence of a traditional tongue unit evokes a sock-like feel.
A ghillie lacing system graces the New Balance Fresh Foam Lazr Legacy. It utilizes round laces and a discrete system of eyelets to stave off material bunching and hot spots.
Locking the heel in place is an external counter. This component also prevents in-shoe quavering and accidental shoe removals.
Pull tabs are stitched to the front and rear sections of the one-piece collar. The purpose of these add-ons is to help the runner when it comes to wearing and removing the shoe.