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Who should buy the New Balance 1267

Crafted as a workout shoe for daily training, New Balance utilized scores of technologies and features and integrated them into their 1267 model to meet the needs of the fitness community. It is a solid option if:

  • Your workout routine involves twisting and turning and wants to carry them out with ease. 
  • You are after a shoe light enough to be worn as a day-to-day work and walking companion.

New Balance 1267 Logo

Enhanced outsole traction

The New Balance 1267 features a rubber outsole that is durable and traction-ready. It is non-marking which means it won’t leave scuff marks on the floor. It extends to the front of the shoe and serves as protection from impact and abrasion during workouts.

Flex grooves in the heel and forefoot areas allow for multidirectional movement. These small trenches also heighten traction.

QUIX is a technology found in the forefoot area. It acts as a pivot point, allowing users to smoothly and easily perform twists and turns.

New Balance 1267 Outsole

Supportive platform

The New Balance 1267 uses a mix of cushioning technologies that provide different levels of support and comfort.

The PROBANK is a type of foam that is lightweight, but firm. This material provides a supportive platform, especially during lateral movements.

A lightweight foam compound called REVlite is used in the midsole. It delivers the same durability and responsiveness offered by other cushioning systems that are heavier. It absorbs shock during impact to prevent the force from traveling and potentially causing discomfort to the foot, leg or knee.

Another technology is the N2, a responsive and durable cushioning unit. It is designed to be low-profile, allowing the foot to be closer to the ground.

The midsole partly extends on the lateral side of the midfoot to support the foot during side-to-side movements.

New Balance 1267 Midsole

Ventilated upper

The upper of the New Balance 1267 uses a combination of mesh and synthetic materials. The mesh fabric ensures that the inside is kept fresh by allowing heat to dissipate and air to come in. The synthetic overlays cover high-wear areas that include the toe box, the eyelets, and the medial and lateral sections. They serve as protection from impact and abrasion associated with training.

New Balance 1267 Upper

Secured fit

The collar is designed to be asymmetrical, the medial side being higher than the lateral side to prevent too much inward rolling of the foot. To compensate for the irregular collar construction, it features an Asym Counter, a structure that cups the back of the foot to keep it locked in place while working out. The plush collar locks down the back of the foot and prevents any chafing of the Achilles.

New Balance 1267 Collar

Snug lacing system

The lace-up closure uses flat laces that allow wearers to adjust the fit quickly. It ensures the foot won’t slip out while the user is on the move.

The tongue is padded to keep the instep comfortable after tightening the laces. 

New Balance 1267 Lacing System1

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 318g / Women 295g
Drop: 8mm
Use: Workout / Gym / Cross-training
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: New Balance
Colorways: Black
SKUs: MX1267BK / MX1267BY / MX1267GO / WX1267BP / WX1267PP

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Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick combines 10+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry and a background in the sciences in his role as the Fitness Research Director. During his competitive powerlifting years his PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Bodybuilding.com, LiveStrong, Healthline, WebMD, WashingtonPost, and many more. Along the way, collaborating with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.