If you’re after a versatile athletic shoethat’s both comfortable and responsive, with a side of flexibility, then the New Balance Men’s 624 is a good choice. The popular trainer is ideal for a range of different activities including running, walking and CrossFit training.
The trainer features a mostly leather upper, so it is more rigid than other shoes and not as breathable. However, side perforations still do a good job of keeping your feet cool. One big advantage of the leather upper is that the shoes are water resistant. It’s a much appreciated feature if you’re running through grass or get caught in a sudden downpour.
The 624 comes with two forms of mid-sole cushioning, in IMEVA and EVA foams. The addition of an ABZORB foam layer gives you extra protection, absorbing shock as your foot meets a surface. The mixed midsole make-up also means you get a fantastic responsive spring with each step. This is really valued when you’re running long distances, or spending many hours training at the gym.
The 624 has a full length flexible rubber outer sole, offering you excellent traction. Flex grooves towards the rear of the shoe also give you a great amount of grip, so you don’t have to worry about your foot slipping as you lift that heavy weight, or pound the pavement.
Size and style
The 624s are designed in a simple, yet functional way. They also only come in two colours - black or white with navy trims. Many people find the shoe runs a little narrow, but they come in a wide and extra wide fit which may counter this somewhat.
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