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: 6.4ozWomen: 6.4oz
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: Normal, WideWomen: Normal, Wide, X-Wide
- The New Balance Fresh Foam Veniz is designed to endure extended activities – be it running, training, or even a simple day-to-day schedule. With the brand’s signature Fresh Foam technology, the midsole ensures a supportive foundation in each step.
- The upper of this budget-friendly running shoe features a streamlined layout made from a combination of synthetic and mesh. It aims to bring to the foot support and ventilation at the same time, and it strives to give the runner a fast and steady ride.
- It has a Fresh Foam midsole that supplies efficient shock absorption, as well as flexibility and cushioning for the underfoot. Outside is a sturdy, full-length rubber outsole that easily withstands wear and tear while successfully delivering traction.
This shoe has a standard running shoe length. It has a modest forefoot construction that targets to accommodate a natural toe splay that is not too wide nor too cramped. Runners will appreciate the width options that come in medium and wide for both the men’s and women’s versions.
Like many New Balance running shoes, the Fresh Foam Veniz employs a blown rubber compound as its outsole. This material guarantees durability while still allowing a natural movement with its flexibility.
The outsole pattern displays the brand’s signature hexagon shapes that vary in sizes – it starts elongated in the forefoot and decreases in size towards the heel area. This design ensures ground contact and stability during toe-off. The heel area has a flex groove to allow better movement, especially at the start of the stride.
The midsole of this shoe uses the brand’s Fresh Foam technology. It is an innovative element that comes from a single piece of foam, which provides a plush yet natural ride. The hexagon pattern on the side gives the foam its firmness and responsive quality; it also adapts the ride according to the running style of the wearer.
The Fresh Foam midsole complements the shoe’s sleek silhouette to allow a close-to-ground feel, as well as the sensation of speed and agility.
The Fresh Foam Veniz also includes an NB Response 1.0 Performance sock liner. This insert adds cushioning and comfort to the underfoot; it also aids the Fresh Foam midsole in shock absorption.
The breathable mesh upper promotes air circulation and ensures a relaxed, comfortable run. It has synthetic overlays attached to it using a no-sew application, thus making the shoe lightweight.
To further enable a plush ride, the tongue and collar are padded. It also provides more coverage and keeps debris from entering the shoe. The soft sensation also prevents skin irritation and bruising that is usually caused by rubbing.