Facts

  • Use
    All-day wear, Travel

    All-day wear

    Shoes that maintain underfoot support for extended periods of wear. Great for long walks, shopping, running errands, and casual wear. See walking shoes for all-day wear

    Travel

    Lightweight all-around shoes that can be taken anywhere from a long plane ride to a city sightseeing tour. See walking shoes for traveling

    Work

    These shoes tend to be more supportive to withstand long hours on the feet. Some of them are marked as slip-resistant. They typically come in plain color schemes. See *casual walking shoes*

  • Arch support

    Neutral

    For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral walking shoes

    Stability

    For people with moderate overpronation (inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes

    Motion controll

    For people with severe overpronation. See motion control walking shoes

  • Closure
    Lace-up
  • Price
    $65
  • Weight
    Men: 7.2oz
    Women: 5.4oz
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Men and women looking for a walking shoe with an athletic vibe would be pleased with the New Balance Ralaxa. This trendy trainer was released under the brand’s Everyday Comfort Collection, a line that aims to diminish foot discomfort while walking.

The footgear is equipped with the Cush+ platform. It is softer and lighter than conventional ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam but works just as effective in reducing shock.

The New Balance Ralaxa uses a Ground Contact EVA outsole. It is crafted to be durable to tolerate treading on rough surfaces. It has flex grooves at the forefoot to promote flexibility and natural foot bending.

Hard-wearing areas such as the heel and the toe sections are reinforced with a layer of rubber. This element prevents the early deterioration of the protected areas and also enhances the traction of the outsole.

The New Balance Ralaxa uses the Cush+ midsole technology. This platform is made to be lighter and softer than other foam units. It is also designed to be responsive, preventing foot fatigue.

Inside the shoe is the Soft+Supportive insert which is made of polyurethane (PU) material. This element provides maximum underfoot coverage that enhances the shock attenuation properties of the midsole.

The upper of the New Balance Ralaxa uses a synthetic textile material. The tightly woven fabric ensures that ample support is delivered to the foot. The back panel uses neoprene which offers better foothold.

No-sew overlays are found on the toe box, the eyestay, and the rear part of the quarter. They reinforce the fabric without introducing stitches inside the footwear that could cause skin irritation.

At the midfoot, a traditional lacing system can be seen. This structure allows users to modify the fit at the middle to achieve a snug and comfortable feel.

As for comfort, various parts of the upper are lined with a cushiony material. It not only helps in delivering a cozy fit, but it also prevents chafing and blistering.

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