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Who is it for? New Balance markets the FuelCore NERGIZE Mule as an after-workout footwear. It is equipped with a soft footbed that allows the foot to recover after a grueling workout. But because of its aesthetics and slip-on construction, it has grown popular with women in advanced age and those who find it difficult to bend and tie laces.
What is it for? As a recovery shoe, the FuelCore NERGIZE Mule is meant to be used for light walking after workouts. But because of its cushioning unit, it can also be used as an all-day walking shoe for running errands. It is not advisable to be used for power walking since the mule style means there not much in terms of lockdown, even with the elastic strap.
The FuelCore NERGIZE Mule uses the same cushioning technologies as the New Balance FuelCore NERGIZE. The noticeable difference between these two models is that the FuelCore NERGIZE has a heel panel that provides more hindfoot lockdown.
Traction. Rubber shields the underside of the New Balance FuelCore NERGIZE Mule. It provides grip on both smooth and rough surfaces. Its tread pattern also increases the bite of the rubber to prevent slippage.
Flexibility. Deep grooves are present under the forefoot section. They aid in the smooth toe-off and natural foot movements.
Comfort. Inside the FuelCore NERGIZE Mule is a memory foam insole. This component is soft and conforms to the shape of the foot. It delivers maximum coverage to prevent slippage and provide consistent comfort.
Rebound. This New Balance walking trainer employs the REVlite cushioning unit. It is a foam technology that has the same shock-attenuation properties as foams that are 30% heavier.
Coverage. A textured mesh makes up the top of the New Balance FuelCore NERGIZE Mule. This material is soft, allowing it to accommodate various foot shapes and conditions to ensure comfort while walking.
Easy to wear. The slip-on style of this walking footgear makes on-and-off a breeze. It features an elastic strap at the midfoot, which can be used to secure the rearfoot when needed.
Breathability. Because of its open-back construction, keeping the foot fresh is not an issue. Plus, the textured mesh also allows air to cool the interior, so this model does not lack breathability features.
- The New Balance memory foam on this product is removable and can be replaced with custom orthotics to suit individual needs.