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
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.
Heel to toe dropMen: 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: NormalWomen: Normal
- The New Balance Fresh Foam Lazr Nations is a running shoe that’s made for those who have neutral pronation. It is also a product that the brand is touting to be a part of their stylish performance line. It makes use of modern aesthetics to make it as appealing for casual use as it potentially is for exercises.
- A flat-knit upper offers a soft and flexible coverage while also evoking a premium, street-ready look that’s unusual in most performance shoes. A stretchy cleatie-collar permits the feeling of wearing a seamless sock.
- Underfoot cushioning is the responsibility of the Fresh Foam, which is a full-length unit that is made of premium materials. It attenuates shock and energizes the toe-off. A rubber layer shields the foam from wear-and-tear.
The New Balance Fresh Foam Lazr Nations is true to size. It welcomes the natural preferences of runners when it comes to length. Regarding width, the option is D – Medium as it is only available for men. The semi-curved shape of this running shoe welcomes the inherent curvature of the human foot.
A rubber compound covers the midsole, protecting it from the abrasive nature of the asphalt. It also makes sure to provide traction, which is an essential trait of any shoe that aims to perform well. This material also covers the outer sole of the New Balance 890 v6.
Shallow grooves that cause the rubber outsole to have hexagon-shaped nodes are responsible for heightening the flexibility of the entire platform.
The New Balance Fresh Foam Lazr Nations makes use of the Fresh Foam cushioning unit which runs the entire length of the platform. Its goal is to keep the foot cushioned throughout the run. It also energizes the toe-off because of its bouncy nature.
The sides of the foam have laser engravings. These seemingly made-only-for-viewing additions embody a cushioning technique: they cause the foam to compress beyond its natural capacity when weight or force is put on it, then allow it to spring back into its original shape when the load is removed. Such a mechanism smoothens the gait and enables the forefoot lift.
A flat-knit material is used for the forefoot section of the New Balance Fresh Foam Lazr Nations’ upper. It is soft and flexible. It has the purpose of giving a form-fitting wrap that’s lightweight and breathable.
Going from the heel to the midfoot is a stretchy fabric that evokes the structure and texture of a sock. It has a one-piece cleatie configuration to enable the capacity to hug the foot securely. A traditional tongue unit isn’t present because of such a design.
A ghillie lacing system is employed in this running shoe. It is made up of round laces, discrete fabric eyelets, and printed reinforcements.
The front and back of the one-piece collar have pull tabs that help the runner when it comes to wearing or removing the shoe.