Joe's New Balance Outlet
Joe’s New Balance Outlet is the official source for discounted New Balance merchandise. We offer thousands of footwear and apparel styles up to 70% off, plus daily deals and exclusive promotions. Our inventory includes a broad range of sizes and extended widths for footwear at affordable prices.
Joe’s New Balance Outlet is also the online home of the classic 993. The 993 is made in the US* from premium materials and boasts advanced cushioning, stability and of course, style.
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Running requires the support of at least two to three times your body weight, and each stride has moments where neither foot is on the ground. With each step, the outer heel absorbs most of the impact. For this reason, running shoes often have more cushioning in the heel and midsole with more flexibility in the toe area than walking or cross-training shoes. This helps transfer energy from legs to feet and into the ground as runners move along. The soles of running shoes are curved so that the front tip of the shoe is arched upward and has distinct treads-both of which also aid in the forward running motion.
The amount of heat generated in the running motion is greater, so running shoes are also made with a higher amount of mesh to keep feet cool during exercise.
When you walk, your body's weight is distributed more evenly on your feet than when you run. When walking, your weight rolls from the heel through the ball and continues to the toe in one foot after the other. This gentler, rocking chair-like motion requires your feet to absorb the shock of only one to two times your body weight with each step. During walking, there are also points where both feet are firmly on the ground, dividing the body's weight.
Walking shoes are designed with the specific body mechanics and strike path of walking in mind. They are constructed to be more flexible through the ball of the foot to allow a greater range of motion through the roll of the forefoot. They also have greater arch support to protect where the force is heaviest on the foot.
Cross-training exercises take advantage of repeated movements to condition specific parts of the body. This could mean anything from lateral moves in an aerobics class to the high impact of kickboxing to the repetitive motion of weight lifting.
Cross-training shoes are designed with this variety of uses in mind. They feature characteristics like flexibility in the forefront of the shoe to allow for more agility and added support on the sides to aid in lateral movement, with added cushioning placed in key areas of the shoe for shock absorption. This combination of support, flexibility and cushioning allow athletes to easily move from weight lifting exercises like squats along to more flexible movements like lunges, while accommodating linear movements for warm-up such as a brief walk or light jog. The soles of training shoes usually have a very supportive heel and slight treads because they are not intended for running on the road.