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  • Use

    Workout

    Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes

    CrossFit

    Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes

    Weightlifting

    Heavy-duty shoes with a wedge and an elevated heel that create a sturdy platform and promote ankle mobility. See weightlifting shoes

    Walking

    Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes

  • Arch support

    Neutral

    For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes

    Stability

    For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes

    Motion control

    Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes

    Good to know

    Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.

  • Price
    $80
  • Weight
    Men: 13.6oz
    Women: 10.8oz

    Weight

    Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.

  • Width
    Men: Normal, Wide
    Women: Narrow, Normal, Wide
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Updates to New Balance Hook and Loop 577

  • The New Balance Hook and Loop 577 is a walking shoe designed for people who are always on their feet. It is identical to the original New Balance 577 model, except that it employs two Velcro straps to secure the fit. 
  • The midsole is made from polyurethane (PU), a type of foam that is dense and reduces the shock felt by the foot. It has the ABZORB foam technology in the heel area for enhanced shock absorption as most people strike the ground with their heels first.
  • The outsole is made from a solid rubber. It protects the midsole from the harsh elements on the ground and also provides traction on most surfaces.

New Balance Hook and Loop 577 size and fit

The Hook and Loop 577 comes in both men’s and women’s sizes and runs true to size. It comes in D - Medium, 2E - Wide and 4E - Extra Wide width options for the men’s version. The women’s model is obtainable in 2A - Narrow, B - Medium, D - Wide and 2E - Extra Wide width variants. The different widths, the leather upper and the interior plush materials should all be taken into consideration when acquiring the right size. Consumers are advised to try the shoe in person to obtain a secure and comfortable fit.

Outsole

The New Balance Hook and Loop 577 employs a full-length solid rubber outsole. This material is designed to be durable, flexible and slip-resistant on most surfaces. It has flex grooves at the forefoot area to promote foot movement. The tread pattern on this model enhances the traction offered by the rubber.

At the center of the outsole is the Walking Strike Path. This feature guides the foot and promotes proper gait. It ensures the foot transitions smoothly from the heel to the forefoot and prevents wobbling with each step.

Midsole

A full-length PU foam makes up the midsole of the Hook and Loop 577. This compound is dense and at the same time resilient which prevents it from compressing with use. Compared to other foam cushioning, it also lasts longers.

At the heel section is the ABZORB technology. This proprietary foam shares similar characteristics to ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam, but it is designed to be more durable and has a bouncy attribute. This component attenuates shock without flattening over time.

This model also features a removable sockliner. It allows users to put in their orthotic inserts which is crucial for people who need more support. It has perforations in the forefoot area to promote air circulation.

Upper

The New Balance Hook and Loop 577 utilizes a leather upper. This material is supportive, but not too rigid that it restricts movement. Leather can cause the interior of the shoe to get hot. To compensate for this, perforations are found on the vamp, the quarters and the back of the shoe to ventilate the foot chamber.

At the rear is a reflective detail which helps wearers to be visible in poorly lit environments. The material bounces the light back, making it noticeable to motorists.

The trainer features two straps with the hook and loop mechanism that keeps the foot securely in place. Using the straps, the fit in the instep area and the forefoot can be adjusted to a user’s preference. The lightly padded tongue evenly distributes the pressure made by the straps when they are tightened to keep the instep comfortable.

The collar is lightly padded to prevent irritation in the ankle area. It also prevents accidental shoe removal by locking the foot down.


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