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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
    $90
  • Weight
    Men: 13.6oz
    Women: 11.5oz

    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.

  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 13mm
    Women: 13mm
  • Width
    Men: X-Wide, Normal, Wide
    Women: X-Wide, Narrow, Normal, Wide
  • Release date
    Unknown
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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.

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