Who should buy the New Balance Rubix

The Rubix from New Balance is a motion-control running shoe that is reliable enough to go the distance. This shoe might be perfect for you if:

  • You want a road running shoe that can properly support and correct severe overpronation
  • You want a versatile running shoe that is cushioned and has the appropriate construction for flat feet

New Balance Rubix sockliner

Updates to the New Balance Rubix

  • It has a segmented cushioning platform that encourages responsive liftoffs, attenuated landings, and generally guided steps
  • A guidance ramp made of a dense material is fused seamlessly with the multi-sectioned sole, ensuring stability throughout the running session
  • The upper unit of this road companion features jacquard mesh, which has the texture of woven cloth, meant to provide a snug and secure wrap

New Balance Rubix rubix name

Protective and flexible rubber outsole

The areas of the outsole that are susceptible to wear-and-tear are covered with rubber. The protective construction prevents the surfaces from damaging the external pad, particularly the contact points. The rubber add-ons are also meant to provide traction.

New Balance Rubix rubber

The segmented design of the midsole yields deep grooves that encourage the foot to bend as naturally as possible.

New Balance Rubix grooves

Heightened flexibility for natural movements

The Acteva Ultralight is a full-length foam that is divided into six sections. This design heightens flexibility and the natural progression of the gait. The material itself is touted to be 32% less weighty than most foam compounds on the market.

New Balance Rubix acteva

Guidance Ramps act as the topside of the cushioning platform. These dense portions of the midsole are intricately placed as a means of following the biomechanical data of an overpronated foot, stabilizing the stance and preventing discomfort or injury.

A secure fit with the Rubix

The upper unit of the New Balance Rubix features a Double Jacquard Mesh, which has the structure of traditionally woven cloth. Its job is to wrap the foot and keep it secure. It has breathing pores that accommodate air into the foot-chamber.

New Balance Rubix double jacquard

The TPU (Thermoplastic polyurethane) Fine Mold is a set of overlays that are printed onto the façade. The curved patterns of these prints are meant to anatomically welcome the shape of the foot, cradling it and keeping it from rolling inwards in an irregular manner.

New Balance Rubix overlays

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 10.7oz / Women 8.9oz
Drop: 8mm
Arch support: Motion control
Pronation: Severe overpronation
Arch type: Low arch
Use: Walking, All-day wear / Jogging

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