New Balance began as an arch support company in the early 1900s, developed into a manufacturer of specialized shoes in the 1970s, and is now a leading athletic products company worldwide. Since the beginning, New Balance has been focused on meeting the needs of the everyday athlete. Part of this focus is the company’s commitment to manufacturing shoes to fit all sizes and widths, since a better fit produces better performance. You’re sure to find a New Balance shoe that’s comfortable for you at Journeys. If you're seeking New Balance shoes "near me" you'll find Journeys online store the most convenient place to buy shoes.
What Are the Most Popular New Balance Shoes?
Modest and budget-friendly, the New Balance 574 series is often regarded as the most iconic style of NB shoes. Find the 574 in a variety of colors to complete your look. Recently the 530, CT302 and 327 athletic shoes are rising in popularity. From their stylish yet athletic look, their undeniable comfort and fun shades, we understand why these are such in high demand.
What Do the Different Letters and Numbers on New Balance Shoes Mean?
The letters on New Balance shoes are used to indicate the purpose of the specific style. For instance, “MW” would mean that the shoe is for men’s walking. The numbering system following the letters is split into two different parts and is used as a way of identifying the performance level and style series of the shoe. The first one or two numbers indicate the technology level used in developing the shoe, and the last two numbers are for identifying its style. For example, a “40” at the end means the shoe was designed for optimal control, whereas a “90” means it was built for speed.
Do New Balance Shoes Run Big or Small?
Most people who shop our New Balance store find that these shoes run true to size. New Balance shoes are often praised for being a great fit right out of the box, especially since they come in a variety of different widths, meaning that you can find a perfect fit no matter what your size might be.
Are New Balance Shoes Orthopedic?
While New Balance shoes aren’t specifically marketed as orthopedic shoes, doctors have long recommended them for a variety of footwear needs. New Balance got its start as an arch support company, and their shoes are known for providing optimal cushioning and support. The 990v5 running shoe, a neutral sneaker with high-energy cushioning, and the 847v4 walking shoe, which provides good motion control and is great for overpronation, are both considered to be great choices for orthopedic purposes.