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The New Balance Hook and Loop 813 is a walking shoe designed to deliver a comfortable ride. This model is a revised version of the New Balance 813 which utilizes the same materials and technologies but introduces an alternative hook-and-loop closure.
A full-length rubber lines the underside of the Hook and Loop 813. This material is durable, flexible and does not easily slip on most surfaces.
Flex grooves are found in the forefoot area. They aim to promote foot flexion. The outsole also features a tread pattern that improves its traction.
Running along the center of the platform is the Walking Strike Path. These lines ensure that the foot transitions smoothly from the heel to the forefoot while walking to prevent improper shifting of weight and loss of balance.
A lightweight foam makes up the midsole of the Hook and Loop 813. This foam is designed to be soft for shock absorption but can resist damage or compression associated with walking.
The Rollbar technology is placed between the midsole and the outsole of the heel. It is made from thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), a type of plastic that is sturdy. This posting system braces the heel, steadying it to prevent supination or overpronation. It is the most popular stabilizing technology among New Balance walking shoes.
The New Balance Hook and Loop 813 employs a supple leather for the upper. This material gives structure to the shoe but is not too stiff to restrict mobility.
To prevent the foot chamber from overheating, a fabric mesh lines both the tongue and the collar to promote air flow. Both structures are also lightly padded to improve comfort.
The footwear utilizes two straps with the hook and loop fastener to keep the foot securely inside. This type of closure allows users to put the footwear on or remove it quickly. It also makes fit adjustments a breeze.