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: 7.7oz
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 FuelCore Sonic Viz Pack
- The New Balance FuelCore Sonic Viz Pack is a running shoe that’s designed for the neutral runner. It uses a sporty yet unconventional design, with a bootie construction and a quick-lace adjustment system to heighten visual appeal.
- Cushioning is provided by a proprietary foam compound. The full-length foam is touted to be lighter than most conventional midsoles. Synthetic rubber serves as the outsole unit. It is responsible for doling out traction and protection against surface abrasion.
New Balance FuelCore Sonic Viz Pack size and fit
The Viz Pack version of the New Balance FuelCore Sonic was crafted using the standard measurements. It follows the usual preferences of runners when it comes to sizing scheme. The available width for the women’s version is B – Medium. For men, the width profiles are D – Medium and 2E – Wide. This shoe has a semi-curved shape which adheres to the natural curve of the human foot.
The outsole unit of the New Balance FuelCore Sonic Viz Pack makes use of a rubber compound that is grippy. Its job is to hold onto the surfaces with ease and sureness. It also protects the rest of the platform from wear and tear.
Flex grooves are patterned across the forefoot area. These shallow trenches allow the sole unit to bend in conjunction with the foot, principally when preparing for the toe-off phase of the gait cycle.
REVlite is a proprietary New Balance technology that’s created to deliver responsive cushioning and durable protection against impact shock. Moreover, it is advertised to be 30% lighter than most foam compounds that are on the market.
A cushioned insole is placed above the main midsole foam. It adds a bit more cushioning for the underside of the foot. It can be removed or replaced with any custom insert, should the wearer desire it.
The front part of the New Balance FuelCore Sonic Viz Pack’s upper uses a knitted material. It ensures ventilation and soft coverage. The instep and heel feature a more traditional grid-mesh to maintain structure and durability.
A traditional tongue unit is not present in this road shoe. Instead, it has a bootie construction to evoke a feeling of wearing a sock. The maw of the upper doesn’t have any separate sections; the foot is completely engulfed in a quasi-one-piece wrap.
A pull tab is added to the back part of the collar. This fabric loop helps the runner when it comes to wearing and removing the shoe.
The fit is adjusted via the BOA® Fit System. It is made up of bungee laces that are connected to and secured by a knob. The snugness is tweaked by twisting the knob and causing the strings to react.
A midfoot canopy serves as the anchor for the quick-lace system. This feature is made up of synthetic overlays that are stitched onto the sides of the upper. Tightening or loosening the unique lockdown mechanism generates a response from the canopy, fundamentally giving a customizable fit.
Reflective details permit nighttime runs and activities under low lighting conditions. It’s a safety feature that’s always believed to be a welcome addition.