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About New Balance Shoes

New Balance shoes are made on different lasts to accommodate different foot shapes.

Men's New Balance Shoe Lasts

 
AL-1, SL-1, MB-001, MF-001, MF-004, MX-001, PL-0, PL-8, RL-1
Standard
Standard
Standard
Standard
CW-1, RL-2, RL-3
Narrower
Higher
Deeper
Wider
SL-2, MOL-1
Narrower
Higher
Deeper
Wider
NBJ
Standard
Lower
Reduced Volume
Reduced Volume
PL-1
AnatomicalLower
Reduced Volume
Reduced Lateral Forefoot Girth
PW-1
Anatomical
Lower
Reduced Volume
Reduced Lateral Forefoot Girth
PW-3
Standard
Lower
Standard
Standard
SL-3
Higher
Higher
Deeper
Standard
TSL-1
Narrower
Standard
Reduced Volume
Wider
NL-0, NL-1
Standard
Lower
Shallower
Wider
UL-1
Wide
Wide
Standard
Standard

Women's New Balance Shoe Lasts

 
AL-2
Standard
Higher
Deeper
Standard
NBJ
StandardLower
Reduced Volume
Reduced Volume
PL-1
Anatomical
Lower
Reduced Volume
Reduced Lateral Forefoot Girth
PW-1
Anatomical
Lower
Reduced Volume
Wider & Lower Profile than PL-1
PW-3
Standard
Lower
Reduced Volume
Wider & Lower Profile than PL-1
CW-2, PL-0, PL-8, RL-1, SL-1, WX-001
Standard
Standard
Standard
Standard
RL-2, RL-3
Narrow
Shallow
Shallow
Standard
SL-2, WOL-01
Narrower Higher Deeper Wider
SL-3
Higher
Higher
Deeper
Standard
NL-1, NL-0
Standard
Lower
Shallower
Wider
UL-1
Wide
Wide
Standard
Standard


New Balance Technologies

ABZORB® - Our top of the line foam.  A superior blend of cushioning and compression set features with DuPont™ Engage® and Isoprene rubber for the ultimate ride.

ABZORB® EX - A combination of New Balance's premium ABZORB® foam and a peripheral pocket of no-pressurized air that is encapsulated in the engineered thermoplastic.

ABZORB® FL - Our top of the line midsole foam.  An amazing blend of comfort and performance with DuPont™ Engage® and Isoprene rubber provides the ultimate ride.


ABZORB® SBS - Engineered non-cellular elastomer designed to provide optimal shock absorption and no compression set.

ACTEVA® - 12% lighter than standard midsole foam with DuPont™ Engage® for exceptional durability.

ACTEVA® LITE - 24% lighter than standard midsole foam with DuPont™ Elvaloy® and DuPont™ Engage® for optimal compression set properties.


ACTEVA® ULTRA LITE - 32% lighter than standard midsole foam.  An ultra-lite midsole material with optimal compression set made with DuPont™ Elvaloy® and DuPont™ Engage® for optimal compression set properties.

AT TREAD - A dual-use outsole tread combining both trail and running lug designs for on and off-road.

C-CAP® - Compression-molded EVA for superior midsole cushioning and flexibility.


ENCAP® - A core of soft cushioning EVA in the midsole with a tough polyurethane rim for more support and durability.

EXTENDED WEB™ - Structured lightweight arch support that extends into the medial heel and provides midfoot rigidity and medial rearfoot support.

GORE-TEX® - Performance Comfort Footwear lining offer waterproof protection and durability.


H2FLOW™ - A water evacuation system that contains peripheral perforated ports.

ISS® - Our internal support system hugs your midfoot for added comfort, fit, and stability.

LIGHTNING DRY - Superior fabric keeps you dry and comfortable by managing moisture transfer.


LOCKDOWN LINER™ - An adjustable, internal liner that is integrated into the lacing to provide a custom fit and securely hold the midfoot.

N2 - The new bottom unit cushioning technology. It's a responsive, durable, sustainable, cushioning system in a low profile execution. Delivering on all of these qualities but allowing the foot to be lower to the ground.

N-ERGY - A resilient engineered elastomer designed to provide shock absorption and responsiveness for the optimal ride.  Designed in multiple configurations to deliver unique consumer benefits.


N-FUSE® - Soft-cushioning foam layered with a firmer structured foam for a midsole with added comfort and support from heel-strike to toe-off.

NB PULSE - A cushioning system composed of an integrated thermoplastic cradle and ambient air filled pillars that compress and absorb shock on impact.

NDURANCE - Rubber compound for maximum durability used in high wear areas.


NLOCK® - Integrated lacing and webbing system that provides optimal fit, support and security.

PHANTOM LINER™ - Seamless lining.

REVlite - An innovative foam compound providing the same responsiveness and durability of foams 30% heavier. REVlite offers a lightweight ride without minimizing construction or sacrificing underfoot cushioning or stability.


ROCK&TONE - Exciting end-benefit technology that tones muscles through a unique rocker bottom that offers a stylish athletic look so you can look good and feel good.

ROCKSTOP® - A flexible protective layer that protects feet from rocks and shock, minimizing pressure, and dispersing shock energy.

ROLLBAR® - A TPU posting system to minimize rear-foot movement that, when combined with our TS2® system achieves the ultimate in motion control.


S-CURVE™ - A stability system designed for cutting movements. This system can provide optimal lateral forefoot, midfoot and medial heel support.

STABILICORE™ - A medial support system that provides an extremely smooth transition from heel-strike to toe-off. It is made from an injection molded engineered thermoplastic that offers a great deal of precision and consistency. Unlike traditional foam posting systems it provides a continuous range of stiffness for optimal transition.

STABILITY WEB - Optimal arch support that's both rigid and lightweight while preventing midfoot flex.


STRIDE BAR - Specifially engineered to complement the walking gait cycle, this single-density medial support creates a smooth transition from heel-strik to toe-off.

SURE LACE™ - A computer knit lace/chord designed with a reciprocating wave pattern that will not untie under high performance or inclement conditions.

TOE PROTECT - Upper technology that shields toes from impact with rocks, roots and other obstacles.


T-beam - A lightweight, flexible TPU shank engineered to deliver optimum torsional stability and arch support through a unique center beam design.

TRUEBALANCE - A breakthrough balance board technology offering superior comfort and enhanced toning and calorie burning while you walk.

WALKING STRIKE PATH® - Outsole feature that stabilizes and guides the foot through the walking gait cycle. Seamless lining.


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