Pros: Flexible, comfortable, precise fit, good traction, supportive, stable, well padded, breathable
Cons: Not enough arch and sole support for some
Best Uses: Everyday training, lightweight walking, running, jazz exercise, indoor boot camps
New Balance believes in quality products, and the WX711 is no different. It has, however, departed from New Balance tradition, as it goes for a less bulky looking appearance with a lower cut. Nevertheless, it has all the great features that we’ve come to expect from New Balance, as well as some new ones.
Even for those who have been choosing New Balance for years, the WX711 packs a few surprises. Made from mesh fabric, it comes with a fantastic heel cushion that makes the shoe so comfortable. In fact, the heels have extra padding and the cushioning makes this a very comfortable cross-training shoe.
Fitting and Traction
With the forefoot flex groove, Cush+ midsole, and overlays made of thin film, you get a perfect, comfortable fit. It also comes fitted with a rolled collar, plus an impressive level of traction thanks to the outsole made of durable rubber.
To say that these shoes put a spring in your step is an understatement. These shoes offer some nice bounce when you’re running. For all the fitness enthusiasts out there, these shoes will make running a bigger pleasure than it already is. For those more reticent runners, these shoes will actually make you want to put yourself (and them) through your paces.
The WX711 is unfortunately not for those who require a substantial level of support in their shoes. It does, however, have a lot of great features for those who don’t need as much, including breathability, comfort, and responsiveness. From a pair of shoes that retail at times for less than $50 that’s more than you’d expect, right? In short, it’s an excellent shoe at an extremely reasonable price.
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