Men's New Balance Shoes

Cutting-edge technology meets tried-and-true comfort in New Balance, a trailblazer in the active shoe industry since 1906. Renowned for unwavering performance, remarkable comfort, and appealing design, New Balance shoes are favored by elite athletes and everyday runners and walkers alike.

Whether your primary movement is running, hiking, or walking, New Balance has a shoe designed to support you! Many styles that we carry here at Stan’s also purposefully address specific foot pain or other foot health concerns.

Here are a few of our top New Balance picks to propel you forward and comfort your feet. For personalized advice and style suggestions, visit a Certified Fit Specialist at any of our Stan’s locations. They’ll scan and measure your feet, listen to your needs, and help you try on the right shoes to find your perfect fit.

Check out a few of our top New Balance recommendations below, and then enjoy shopping for your perfect fit in store or online.

Best New Balance Shoes for Running

Whether you’re a beginning or advanced runner, you’ll want a shoe that combines the very best in comfort and performance. Two of our favorite New Balance shoes for runners are the Fresh Foam X 1080v12 and Fresh Foam X 880v13

Both shoes feature Fresh Foam X, New Balance’s signature midsole cushioning. Fresh Foam X is super soft, so the ground feels smooth underfoot and your feet are protected from harsh shocks. Between the two, the 1080 has slightly more Fresh Foam than the 880, so that’s the ideal shoe if you prefer a plusher feeling when you run. Both shoes have mesh uppers that fit your feet snugly while still providing flexibility, and rubber outsoles are durable for every mile you put in. These are great for both beginners and seasoned runners!

Shop the 1080v12 and 880v13 in store and online.

Best New Balance Shoe for Walking

Walking is a great exercise and a great way to get where you need to go, so you need shoes that can keep up with you. Every element of New Balance’s 928v3 is engineered to make your walks as comfortable as possible, no matter how far you go or how many steps you take along the way. 

Two aspects of the 928v3 are designed to make sure your steps are aligned correctly: ROLLBAR is a motion control feature that stops your feet from turning unnecessarily inward or outward (overpronating or supinating, which you can learn more about here). The outsole’s Walking Strike Path guides your feet in a natural stride from heel to toe. By gently directing your foot, the 928v3 helps prevent both fatigue and foot health concerns that can result from doing a lot of walking.

The 928v3 also has ABZORB cushioning in the midsole. This comfortable material is made of a combination of foam and rubber that absorbs impact, protecting your feet and joints from strain. It also is simply just comfortable! From outside to inside, the 928v3 is designed to make your walks feel effortless and pain-free.

Shop the 928v3 in store and online.

Best New Balance Shoe for Hiking and Trail Running

Hiking and trail running can provide an exhilarating experience for outdoor enthusiasts, and you need the right footwear to conquer the challenge. Our top pick from New Balance for hiking and trail running is the Fresh Foam Hierro v7

The Fresh Foam Hierro v7 boasts New Balance’s Vibram® Megagrip outsole, which lives up to its name by providing exceptional traction and durability on a variety of surfaces. This rugged sole ensures superior grip, even on slippery terrain, and effectively mitigates obstacles such as twigs and rocks. With the Fresh Foam Hierro v7, you can tackle the trails with confidence and overcome any challenges that come your way.

Shop the Fresh Foam Hierro v7 in store and online

Best New Balance Shoe for Everyday Movement

Athletic shoes are becoming as much a fashion trend as they are a functional piece of your wardrobe. If you’re looking for trendy lifestyle shoes that still offer all the shoe technology and comfort that New Balance has to offer, we recommend the 574 Core or 990v6.

Both the 574 Core and 990v6 have been fan-favorites for decades. Their classic and subtle style matches any outfit, from casual to chic, and they come in a variety of neutral and versatile colors. They’re hybrid-engineered to be a smooth ride across many terrains so you can go wherever you need to without having to switch your shoes. Like most New Balance performance styles, they feature ENCAP midsole cushioning for all-day support and a rubber outsole for durability. The 990v6 has the additional feature of FuelCell foam, which makes running a breeze by generating extra propulsive force with any stride. Basically, these two styles can go anywhere, anytime – perfect for everyday use. 

Shop the 574 Core or 990v6 in store and online.

Best New Balance Shoe for Overpronation

If you have a tendency to overpronate, which is an inward rolling motion of the foot when walking or running, wearing a motion control shoe may be an effective way to address this uncomfortable habit. Our top recommendation for overpronators seeking a New Balance shoe is the 1540v3

The 1540v3 uses New Balance’s ENCAP midsole, which combines soft cushioning with a firm outside rim. This ensures a balance of comfort and support for overpronators. Additionally, the ROLLBAR technology implemented in the shoe prevents excessive movement in the heel region, effectively countering the natural inclination of the foot to rotate inwards. By keeping the foot properly aligned, the 1540v3 helps alleviate overpronation-related issues, reducing the pain you may be feeling.

Shop the 1540v3 in store and online.

We’re Here to Help!

New Balance truly has options for every occasion, movement, and foot, so we hope these recommendations will help you choose which one is right for you! There are a lot of factors that go into picking shoes made for your goals and feet, so we welcome you to stop in our stores anytime or contact us online or by phone. We’re here to find the best fit for your feet!

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