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: 7.2ozWomen: 6.1oz
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: Standard, Extra wideWomen: Standard, Wide
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Updates to New Balance FuelCore Coast v4
- The New Balance FuelCore Coast v4 is a running shoe that’s made for those who have neutral pronation. It features an up-to-date design that caters to casual shoe enthusiasts and sneaker junkies who want style and functionality in one package.
- The upper unit makes use of breathable mesh and a bootie construction. These elements work together to hold the foot in place and provide ventilation. The lack of a traditional tongue unit evokes the feeling of merely wearing a one-piece material that embraces the foot.
- Contrary to the design of the FuelCore Coast v3, this iteration doesn’t have a synthetic saddle stitched over the main textile. Instead, it has a stretchy material that is lightly padded.
- Soft cushioning and propelling power are the responsibilities of the full-length foam midsole. The material extends to the ground, working in tandem with rubber layers to provide traction.
New Balance FuelCore Coast v4 size and fit
Just like the New Balance 990 v4, the FuelCore Coast v4 is true to size. Runners can purchase a pair using their usual sizing preferences. When it comes to width, the available options are D – Medium and 4E – Extra Wide for men, and B – Medium and D – Wide for women. The semi-curved platform and the form-fitting mesh accommodate the natural curvature of the human foot.
Ground-contact ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) makes up the majority of the outsole unit. It has various textures and ridges that encourage surface traction.
Rubber is placed on the forefoot and heel. These add-ons prevent the high-wear sections from succumbing to the debilitating effects of surface contact and continued use.
EVA is the New Balance FuelCore Coast v4’s cushioning unit. It has a dual-density nature that contributes to a more efficient performance on the roads. A soft segment cushions the foot and attenuates impact shock while a firm portion handles forward propulsion.
The NB Response 2.0 is a sockliner that adds a bit more cushioning for the underfoot. It doesn’t sacrifice the weight and flexibility of the platform.
A standard mesh is used for the forefoot section of the upper unit. This flexible textile has visible breathing pores that accommodate air in and through the foot-chamber.
Running from the midfoot to the heel is a stretchy and smooth fabric. Its job is to deliver a form-fitting wrap. It has lightly padded sections that hold the foot in place.
A bootie construction removes the traditional tongue unit from the instep. A single opening converts this shoe into a slip-on road companion.
Flat laces loop through discrete fabric eyelets. This fit-adjustment system aims to manipulate the tightness or looseness of the in-shoe experience without causing any hot spots or irritation to the instep.
A pull tab at the back portion of the collar helps the runner when it comes to wearing and removing the New Balance FuelCore Coast v4.