New Balance Men's MR993 Running Shoe

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Price: $139.95
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  • Leather and mesh
  • Rubber sole
  • ACTEVA is 12% lighter than standard midsole foam with DuPont Engage for exceptional durability
  • Single density polyurethane heel
  • ABZORB provides a superior blend of cushioning and compression set features with Dupont Engage and Isoprene rubber for the ultimate ride
  • Ndurance is a rubber compound for maximum durability in high wear areas
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Customers love the cushioned response of the New Balance MR993 Running. This men's running shoe features an engineered foam midsole and lightweight, supportive outsole.With a stable platform and smooth transitions, this men's shoe is readyto take on everything from a weekend run to a daily gym excursion. Thesynthetic and mesh upper offers durable, breathable comfort, while thelightweight Acteva midsole promises long-lasting support. Abzorb cushioning in the heel and forefoot lends support and maximum energyreturn. The Ndurance outsole of this New Balance running shoeprovides reliable traction on a variety of terrain. You'll love running even more with the New Balance MR993 Running!

Looking for a high-performance runner? Try New Balance's MR993. It has a single-density PU post to help keep you stable, and plenty of cushioning in its ABZORB DTS heel, ABZORB SBS forefoot, and C-CAP midsole. The Ndurance outsole adds durability to the mix.

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  • Product Dimensions: 14.7 x 9.4 x 5.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B001792H5O
  • Item model number: MR993
  • Date first available at September 12, 2003
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #61,163 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    By RenaissanceMan TOP 1000 REVIEWER on November 30, 2009
    I still remember the first time I slipped on a pair of 991s, it felt like putting on a pair of socks - fantastic. That was a couple of decades ago and I have not purchased a different brand or style of running shoe since then.

    I was a bit surprised when New Balance discontinued the foam cushining 991 and replaced it with the gel cushioned 992. It took a bit of getting used to but I made the transition to 992s. With the 992s also came the option to get several different colors of 992s: the 991s always only came in grey.

    I was elated to learn though that the company had again upgraded to 993s which includes a combination of foam and gel. I think they're lighter than 992s too and the feel on first putting on a pair of 993s is very similar to putting on a pair of 991s. They did keep the multiple color options of the 992 line so you can get these in black, grey, white.

    Overall, I am extremely happy with this product.

    Foremost on my loyalty is the commitment that the company has to local markets. The 993s are Made in the USA and in the back of each of these shoes you can see the prominent USA in bold against an American flag. They are a patriot's shoe and they are quite popular in the military. Unlike other shoe companies that use almost slave child labor to make shoes and then sell them at horrendous profits in America, New Balance provides good jobs in the US.
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    I have extremely flat feet and have suffered from plantar fasciitis for many years. I began wearing the New Balance 991's about 8 years ago. These shoes immediately relieved my symptoms of painful arches, heels, shin splints when walking and running. I would replace these shoes about every 18 months. When they replaced the 991 with the 992 I had some reservations because I didn't know if they would change the product. The transition from the 991 to the 992 was seamless and I was able to wear these shoes pain free for many years. When my 992's were in need of replacement I ordered the 993's from Amazon without a second thought. These shoes hurt my feet from the first moment I put them on. The first pair I ordered was size 13D the same as all of the 900 series sneakers prior. They were too small to the point of hurting my feet when I put them on. My arches felt tension from the base of the shoe and the sides squeezed my feet. I put a 992 on one foot and a 993 on the other foot and they did not have the same feel at all. I was able to exchange the 13D for a 14D and I believed that this would solve my problems. I would continue to have pain while walking and running. I assumed that my foot problems were getting worse and went to my doctor. He told me to take some time off and the pains would go away. I went back to my running plan several weeks later after having no pain in my feet and I immediately started having problems. I stopped wearing these shoes and started wearing my old 992's and I was able to exercise pain free. I have since condemned these shoes to the bottom of my closet because they are either defective or poorly designed. I was able to purchase a pair of 992's from a website that sells discontinued new balance sneakers and I will probably order a second pair to get me through the next couple of years.
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    First off these and all NB (I think) offer different width sizes so you can actually get the right fit. In addition the 992s (this model's predecessor) is designed for runners with a slight pronate which I have. Stability is what this shoe does and does super well for me. I didn't find that specification on NBs site for this shoe like the 992s, but it seems online sellers are still saying so, and I have no reason to believe my 993s have been changed either.

    As one seller described the shoe online:

    "Classic New Balance Men's 993 Tie Running Shoes mean pure stability
    Here's superior cushioning and enhanced stability for mid to moderate overpronators
    If your feet tend to roll inward more than necessary when you run, this New Balance Walker can help correct your motion and ease fatigue. This classic design comes loaded with technological features that cushion, stabilize, support and comfort active feet."

    I have worn these 990s for many years now and this model just seems as good if not better than its predecessors. The only reason I buy new ones is frankly from natural wear. And I don't mean wear that is obvious like frays or the sole is coming off. I mean MINOR wear on the tread (starting to affect ankle/foot alignment) and slight stretching of shoes fabric/leather (don't get quite as good support). What's is amazing is these shoes are built so well, that by the time I need a new pair for specific reason these shoes still look and feel great. So great I wear them for comfort for daily chores. I swear 1 year on this shoe is like 3-4 months on your average high end, Nike Airs.

    Simply put I have found the best shoe ever for me. If you know or think you need greater stability, I encourage you try them on at a local seller.

    PS. My feet, my knees and even my hips LOVE these shoes :)
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