Originally manufacturing arch supports and comfort styles, New Balance shoes grew from a solid foundation of foot health. Now a leader in global athletic shoes and products, New Balance continues to meet the needs of everyday athletes. New Balance running shoes focus on technology and innovation to offer you the best fit for today’s active lifestyles. New Balance dedicates itself to the pursuit of excellence, emphasizing function over fashion. Their sneakers and walking shoes are noted for a wide range of sizes and widths to fit nearly every foot because a better fit results in a better performance.
New Balance Fit and Widths
How do they fit? New Balance is the only manufacturer to offer a majority of shoe models in multiple widths, from narrow 2A to extra-extra wide 6E. Just like people, feet come in all shapes. New Balance knows that proper fit means multiple widths, not just multiple sizes.
There is a ½” difference between a B and D width and a 3/8” difference between a 4E and 6E. It is important to note that this is the maximum difference in width. This occurs across the ball of the foot. There is less of a difference towards the top of the shoe and towards the heel.
What is Pronation?
It’s the natural rolling of the foot when walking at any pace faster than mall walking. (When mall walking, one walks heel to toe at a very slow pace.) The way one actually walks is by hitting the outside of the heel and gently rolling in, pushing off your big toe on the inside. That natural roll is called pronating.
Overpronation vs Underpronation.
If you step on the outside, curl right in and wind up on the inside of your foot-that’s over-pronating. New Balance builds up the arch on specific models to force your foot out so as not to let your whole arch collapse too soon. Other people hit on the outside of their heel and stay on the outside of their foot as they walk-like a duck almost-that’s called under-pronating or supinating.
How do you know when you are?
You can look at old shoes and see where the front of the shoe is worn.
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