Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes
Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes
Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes
For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes
For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes
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.
WeightMen: 13.6ozWomen: 11.5oz
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 dropMen: 13mmWomen: 13mm
WidthMen: Extra wide, Standard, WideWomen: Extra wide, Narrow, Standard, Wide
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Updates to New Balance Hook and Loop 813
- 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.
- The upper is made from real leather which provides a supportive element to the top of the foot. The tongue and the collar are both padded to prevent any discomfort.
- The footwear uses the same Rollbar technology in the heel. Wedged between the outsole and the midsole, this posting system prevents both overpronation and supination.
- Another similar feature that it shares with the original version is the Walking Strike Path found in the outsole. It ensures that the foot correctly transitions from the heel to the forefoot during the gait cycle.
- The main difference between the Hook and Loop 813 and the older version is the closure. The previous model uses a lace-up closure while this version has two straps that secure the foot in place with the help of the hook and loop mechanism.
New Balance Hook and Loop 813 size and fit
The New Balance Hook and Loop 813 comes in both men’s and women’s sizes and typically runs true to size. It is available in D - Medium, 2E - Wide and 4E - Extra Wide for the men’s version. The trainer is obtainable in 2A - Narrow, B - Medium, D - Wide and 2E - Extra Wide for the women’s variation.
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.