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New Balance 520

The New Balance 520 is a crowd-pleaser, and provides entry-level runners with a surprisingly pleasant running experience at a low cost because of its solid array of design features.

The New Balance 520 has all the design quirks and ingredients of a solid running shoe. It is light weight, weighing in at only 11.3 oz. It is designed with comfort and support in mind, and has a well-cushioned insole and upper for a better fit. Its outsole has traction control features and ABZORB cushioning for good shock absorption, particularly at the shoe’s heel area.

Users of the New Balance 520 were blown away by the shoe’s comfortable fit. They liked the arch support and breathability, which probably lent to the shoe’s surprisingly snug fit. Users thought it was a great shoe for walking as well as running, and was enjoyed by many casual shoe wearers for activities such as working out, working, and hiking.

Users were also delighted at the shoe’s bargain price. Users with wider feet liked the accommodating toe box. Some users commented that the shoe fit a little big, and needed to buy the shoe at a half a size smaller to get the right fit.

Others were hoping for more stability in the shoe, but said it was okay for the neutral runner. Most were impressed with the shock absorption at the heel, and commented at how it even alleviated ankle problems and pains. The shoe’s relatively light weight also surprised entry-level runners.

The New Balance 520 retails for only $65 usd, but can be found even lower here.

In conclusion, the New Balance 520 is a great host for people new to the comfort of running shoes, and can bring about a solid welcome wagon of features to entice entry-level runners to take up the sport. It is also great as a casual walking shoe. Highly recommended for comfort and value for the neutral, entry-level runner, but not recommended for advanced runners looking for particular feature tweaks in their ride.

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