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  • Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    $95
  • Weight
    Men: 9.8oz
    Women: 7.6oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 6mm
    Women: 6mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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  • New Balance adds another fantastic shoe in the Vazee collection of shoes in the Breathe. As the name suggests, it is made of an open mesh that delivers maximum breathability in the most arid conditions. Running in very hot temperatures is not as daunting because of the wide, open holes of the mesh and the Heat Foil, which keeps off heat away from the foot.
  • A new foam in the Rapid Rebound keeps every run dynamic in a lightweight package. The combination of superior breathability and an energizing run is something that will automatically catch the attention of most runners.

New Balance offers a locked in feel in the heel and midfoot with just a slightly wider forefoot. This is what most runners look for in their running shoes as it gives that racing shoe-type feel, but with still enough room for the toes to wiggle. Medium is the available width of this shoe. Sizing is on the money in this shoe with options 7 to 17 for the men’s and 4 to 11 for the women’s.


The full rubber outsole is covered with blown rubber in the forefoot for better traction. New Balance uses huge forefoot grooves for enhanced flexibility. The same outsole configuration is also used in the Vazee Breathe 2.


A Rapid Rebound technology makes running more responsive. As it runs the whole length of the shoe, it also creates a more efficient movement from the heel to the toes. New Balance’s innovative Heat Foil helps with the maximum breathability as it deflects the heat from paved surfaces or light trail.


The upper is made of open, synthetic mesh. It has huge holes that deliver over the top breathability. To hold the midfoot down, a synthetic rib cage that is perforated, secures the area in comfort. There is substantial padding in the ankle collar and tongue for optimal comfort while flat laces ties the runner’s most comfortable fit.

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