Who should buy the New Balance Hook and Loop 813 

The New Balance Hook and Loop 813 is a walking shoe designed to deliver a comfortable ride. It is a solid option if:

  • Your day-to-day activities require you to change footwear every so often, and you need a shoe that can be put on and taken off quickly.
  • You want to see some improvements with your gait.
  • You need a pair that helps prevent supination or overpronation.

New Balance Hook and Loop 813 Logo

Updates to the New Balance Hook and Loop 813 

  •  This revised version introduces an alternative hook-and-loop closure.

New Balance Hook and Loop 813 Updates

Enhanced outsole traction

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.

New Balance Hook and Loop 813 Outsole

Damage-resistant midsole

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.

New Balance Hook and Loop 813 Midsole

Supple leather upper

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.

New Balance Hook and Loop 813 Upper

Extra comfort

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.

New Balance Hook and Loop 813 Tongue and Collar2

Snug two-strap closure

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.

New Balance Hook and Loop 813 Two Strap Closure

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 13.6oz / Women 11.5oz
Arch support: Stability
Use: For standing all day, City
Closure: Velcro
Material: Leather
Features: Cushioned
Condition: Flat feet, Overpronation, Plantar fasciitis, Diabetic (A5500), Heavy person

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