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Advice for Road Runners: The New Balance Men's Fresh Foam X 860v13 are stability running shoes. This franchise is renowned for delivering a balanced underfoot feel. By balanced, we mean just the right mix of soft and responsive.Read full description
Advice for Road Runners: The New Balance Men's Fresh Foam X 860v13 are stability running shoes. This franchise is renowned for delivering a balanced underfoot feel. By balanced, we mean just the right mix of soft and responsive.
The New Balance 860v13 features two cushioning compounds. To explain further, the majority of the midsole is Fresh Foam X. However, a portion of the forefoot area features a slightly firmer and more responsive foam.
This delivers soft landings and energetic toe-offs. Hence why the New Balance 860 have gained their reputation as well-balanced feeling running shoes.
You should expect a great level of arch support in the 860v13. That's because these stability running shoes feature a medial post. This simply means the midsole has a firmer material added to it. This is one of the most effective ways of reducing greater ranges of pronation.
There's not a lot to say about the New Balance Fresh Foam X 860v13 upper. The lightweight engineered mesh upper should support your feet and feel comfortable. Core mileage running shoes, such as these, tend to have uppers that are robust and fit the feet well.
As the New Balance Men's Fresh Foam X 860v13 are stability running shoes, they're best for runners who have greater ranges of pronation. This style of support also normally works well for instability at the feet and ankles. That's because the firmer medial post provides a very stable platform.
For the avoidance of doubt, the New Balance 860v13 cushioning is most suited to slower paced runs. This is being emphasised as there have been various references to the cushioning feeling responsive.
Shoe size is a personal preference and everyone's feet are different, but we want to ensure you avoid any pain or discomfort from bruised toenails, rubbing, blistering or pins and needles.
Your running shoes should have enough width to allow you to spread your toes and should have some space at the front (we recommend having a half to one thumb's width of space from the end of your longest toe to the front of your running shoes).
This usually means that your running shoe will be at least a half size bigger than your regular shoe size though this can vary from brand to brand.