Other brands focus on the outward appeal of their sneakers; New Balance’s priority is to make sure that they serve their purpose in addition to being fresh. Around for more than a hundred years now, the company is already well-versed in sneaker culture yet is still relentless in its research and development.
This is why the brand is preferred by many athletes across the world, and remains among the best and most respected among its kind. With its Medicare-approved MX608v4, New Balance promises that it will provide the perfect workout buddy. The pair is offered in many colorways to suit your taste aesthetically, but whether it will give your feet the support it needs is still to be known.
Release Date & Price
Release date: 2011
Price: US$30.00 – US$100.00
With New Balance MC608V4, you won’t be forced to settle into a style that you don’t like. In terms of colorways, New Balance offers variety. The shoes are offered with either leather or suede uppers, so going for a casual or conservative look is completely your call. This also makes them ideal for everyday use even when you aren’t surrounded by workout machines.
The kicks may appear slightly bulky, but don’t be fooled: they won’t drag you because they’re lighter than they look. Lauded for their fit, the New Balance MC608V4 is also great for those blessed with wide feet as the brand offers sizes that are especially made with more breathing space. All these make the New Balance MC608V4 great training kicks, in addition to offering support and comfort to your tired feet. An extra bit of good news for diabetics who need to be extra careful: the MC608V4 is Medicare-approved, which means that the shoes have removable fillers that cover the entire foot.
Your mileage may vary, but the big company logo and the bulky silhouette may be unappealing even if there are different colorways to choose from. For the casual user, the shoes provide ample cushioning but it may be a downside when used extensively. There were also reports that the materials tend to wear out faster than expected, especially the insole and the outsole.