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: 9.9ozWomen: 7.8oz
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
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Updates to New Balance FuelCore Urge v2
- The FuelCore Urge v2 is a sleek and smart running shoe with durable construction that aims to withstand the stress from fast-paced runs. It is a road running shoe with a straightforward design and features. It is ideal for runners with a medium to high arch or those who are not looking for a lot of arch support.
- This affordable shoe for running features a lightweight mesh upper that offers a relaxed fit, as well as a fresh and breathable on-foot sensation.
- The injection-molded EVA midsole is designed to utilize impact energy as fuel for stride, resulting in an equally energized bounce back.
New Balance FuelCore Urge v2 size and fit
The New Balance FuelCore Urge v2 employs a standard running shoe length. The shoe’s overall structure makes it agreeable to runners who have a small foot volume. Available widths are D – Medium and 2E – Wide for the men’s version, while the women’s version has B – Medium and D – Wide.
The outsole is made of a durable rubber compound, bringing just the right amount of traction for both smooth and rocky pavements. It features a pattern that encourages an exceptional ground grip, and an energized forward motion while also promoting a stable running speed.
The shoe uses the Rapid Rebound midsole, a lightweight, dual-density cushioning unit that claims to deliver more rebound compared to standard foams of New Balance. This technology ensures a responsive underfoot feel for high-energy forward motion.
It also has an NB Response 2.0 performance insert, which is a removable sock liner that offers additional support as well as extra cushioning for an even more plush propulsion.
The mesh upper of the FuelCore Urge v2 is designed to make the shoe breathable. Together with an internal fabric lining, which is from a soft material, it promotes a superior in-shoe feel.
On top of the mesh are synthetic no-sew overlays strategically placed in high wear areas. It intends to provide durability while still enabling the foot to breathe and stay cool.
The tongue and collar are padded. The purpose of this design is to provide some cushioning to the top portions of the foot while also preventing accidental shoe-removals.
A traditional lacing system is utilized to provide a snug yet customizable fit.