Verdict from 9 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • Comfortable: Most wearers say that the low-top version of the NB OMN1S is really comfortable.
  • Versatile: Aside from basketball, some players use this shoe for other activities such as walking and working out at the gym. 
  • Stylish: Many users say that they can definitely use the OMN1S casually because of how stylish it is.
  • Highly rated: Many users give this shoe five-star ratings. Some of them are even willing to recommend this pair to family and friends.
  • True to size: A number of users report that this New Balance shoe fits them well.
  • Supportive: Many wearers notice that these low-top basketball shoes are quite supportive. 
  • Traction: Just like its high-top counterpart, the OMN1S Low is also said to grip the floor well.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Not orthotic-friendly: A few wearers lament that their orthotics can't be used with the New Balance OMN1S Low. 

Bottom line

The low version of the New Balance OMN1S makes good impressions, just like its high-top counterpart. Many wearers notice just how comfortable and stylish it is. They also take note of how grippy the outsole is. It seems that the technologies that New Balance added to this shoe really deliver. 

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New Balance OMN1S Low: A great comeback for NB

The low-top version of the New Balance OMN1S features innovative technologies that offer the following:

Superior comfort and speed. The full-length FuelCell foam in the midsole of this NB model provides both impact protection and maximum energy returns on the hardwood.

Locked-in fit and stability. The combined power of this low-top shoe's FitWeave upper and midfoot band ensures a secure fit. Support is reinforced by the shoe's 3D Ultra Heel. 

NB OMN1S: Why the low version?

The popularity of low-top basketball shoes in the NBA and the sport in general is attributed to Kobe Bryant, who won many games in his signature low-tops. Do low-top shoes improve performance? Science says no. Why then did NB decide to create a low version of the OMN1S? According to the company's design director for basketball, a lot of people comment on the brand's social media accounts that they want low-tops added to the OMN1S collection. New Balance is indeed a company that is sensitive to the demands of its market.

Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.