Best New Balance Road Running Shoes in 2021
New Balance Men's Fresh Foam Roav V1 Sneaker, Natural Indigo/Light Aluminum, 12 M US
New Balance Women's Fresh Foam Roav V1 Sneaker, Black/Light Aluminum, 8 M US
- Truly Unique: The New Balance Fresh Foam Roav v1 running shoes are the ultimate in casual athletic style. Pairing a bold, attractive look with plush comfort, these cushioned running shoes are in a league of their own.
- Fresh Foam Midsole: Feel like you're running or walking in the clouds. The first of three proprietary technologies in this athletic shoe, Fresh Foam midsole cushioning is precision engineered to deliver an ultra-cushioned, lightweight ride.
- NDurance Outsole: Step up your game without wearing out your favorite running shoes. Ndurance rubber outsole technology provides superior durability in high-wear areas to help get more out of the shoes.
- Ultra Heel: These neutral running shoes boast a head-turning heel that performs as well as it looks. The Ultra Heel design hugs the back of the foot for a snug, supportive fit. This unique heel works alongside the bootie upper for all-day comfort.
- 8mm Drop: These lightweight shoes feature a heel-to-toe drop of approximately 8mm. Due to variances created during development and manufacturing processes, references to 8mm are approximate.
New Balance Men's Fresh Foam 1080 V10 Running Shoe, Black/Steel, 10.5 M US
- Fresh Foam midsole
- Hypoknit upper
- Data-driven design
New Balance Women's 520 V5 Running Shoe, Summer Fog/Guava/Team Away Grey, 8.5 M US
- Injection Molded EVA
- NB Response 1.0 Performance Insert
- Data Inspired Upper Design
- Rubber Outsole
- Synthetic/Mesh Upper with Comfort Collar
New Balance Women's 890 V7 Running Shoe, White/Guava Glo/Bleached Lime Glo, 9.5 M US
- Ground contact EVA outsole
- Gussetted tongue
- Lightweight, breathable knit upper
New Balance Men's Fresh Foam Beacon V2 Running Shoe, Orion Blue/Supercell, 11.5 M US
- Surface recommendation as firm ground and a low top height
- Not Water Resistant and a synthetic fabric
New Balance Men's 840 V4 Running Shoe, Silver Mink/Team Blue, 10.5 W US
- ABZORB midsole
- No sew overlays
- Removable insert
New Balance Men's 520 V6 Running Shoe, Black/Orca, 10 M US
- Synthetic/mesh upper
- Rubber outsole
- NB comfort insert
New Balance Women's DRFT V1 Running Shoe, Orca/Peach Soda, 8 M US
New Balance Men's 680 V6 Running Shoe, Pigment/RGB Green, 11 M US
- Synthetic/Mesh Upper
- NB Response 2. 0 Performance Insert
- Engineered Mesh
- Injection Molded EVA with ABZORB and 10 MM Drop
- No-Sew material application
Did You Know that You Can Be Legally Fired for Lifestyle Choices?
Weyco has instituted a policy of firing workers who smoke at home. Eagle Distributing Co. fired an employee for drinking a Coors instead of a Budweiser at a bar after work. Do you work for Nike? Better not be wearing Reeboks.
When the 60 Minutes reporter brought up the idea that this kind of intrusion into the private lives of employees smacked of Big Brother, the CEO responded: "Maybe Big Brother should be watching because we have to eliminate that problem."
If those words don't send chill down your spine, then maybe these will. In most states it is perfectly legal for most employers to fire you for something you do in your private life. Let me repeat that: Most employers in America have the legal right to fire you for something you do while off the clock, out of the office and on your own time behind your own closed doors. It's not bad enough that Pres. Bush is spying on every aspect of your lives, now we have to fear that Big Brother works alongside us. Yes, Big Brother is alive and living well inside the executive suite.
The justification at Weyco for their policy of firing people who smoke at home is that smoking increases health care costs. Big Brother has ties to the health care industry. Big Surprise. Smoking does raise health care costs, but so does eating a high fat diet, riding motorcycles without a helmet, and going to the beach without sunscreen. If Weyco can legally fire their employees for smoking, what's to stop Weyco or any other employer from regulating the private lifestyles of their employees?
At Weyco's web site, there is a big list of justifications for why the company feels they should be allowed to fire people based on their lifestyle. They want to encourage healthy lifestyles. In other words, they want healthy workers who never take a sick day, who aren't a drain on their woeful health care plan, and who commit fully to eight hours of solid work every day. Smoking undoubtedly is not conducive to those things.
Neither is homosexuality. A gay person faces multiple health-related risks that could reduce productivity and increase health care costs. For instance, the threat of contracting HIV. Surely, contracting AIDS would put a significant drain on any company's health care system. That much is obvious. But you know what else would present a productivity drain on a company hiring a gay worker? What if the gay worker got bashed by some right-wing neo-Nazi skinhead anti-gay marriage types? A crushed pelvis and punctured lung would probably keep that worker away from his desk for, what, a few months? So clearly companies should be able to fire gay workers.
Big Brother is an avid fan of extreme sports, I'm sure. If you regularly skateboard, or snowboard, or base jump, you'd better look behind you to make sure Big Brother doesn't have a camera pointed at you. Broken legs and arms reduce productivity. Weyco is probably looking into firing workers who skateboard, snowboard, base jump or, heck, even if they just engage in regular parachuting. After all, if smoking-which usually takes years and years to result in health problems related to productivity-can be used as an excuse to fire someone, why on earth wouldn't flying down stairs on a skateboard or jumping off the Sears Tower? Just one little updraft and you've got yourself a computer operator with a cast on his arm for six weeks.
Big Brother could potentially extend to each and every aspect of your life. If employers can fire you for any reason, including how you conduct your private life then what's to stop a company from firing you because you attended a political rally for the "wrong" candidate? What's to stop a company from firing you because you go out to clubs at night in a see-through blouse? Think that's a silly idea? Consider the true story of Ross Hopkins who worked for American Eagle Distributing Co. which distributes Budweiser beer. Hopkins experienced one of the most unfortunate cases of bad timing ever; he happened to be in a bar drinking a Coors when the son-in-law of the majority shareholder of American Eagle Distributing walked in and spotted him. Upon finding that Hopkins was drinking a Coors and not a Budweiser-on his own time and off the company clock-he was fired. Coke distributors take note: Never be seen drinking a Mountain Dew. McDonald's employees beware: avoid Wendy's like the plague. (And not just because Wendy's will get your order wrong every time.)
How is it possible in this day and age in America that employers still have the power to fire someone because of what they do on their own time? I'll explain it to you: The myth of private ownership. Do you want to know what every business owner would own if every employee in America took the day off tomorrow?
Jack. Nada. Zilch. Nothing.
Business ownership is a myth. These people don't own businesses; they own people! They can tell you how to dress, how to live your life, what to buy, where to shop. And there's not a damn thing you can do about it. Or is there? If you truly desire to take back control of your life from Big Brother who apparently has the legal authority to fire you for whatever reason he wants, then I've got just two words for you.
Which would you prefer to be? The property? Or the owner? The choice is yours; you've only allowed the boss to believe it has been his.