This New Balance 1906R has a breathable white mesh base. The synthetic leather overlays that crisscross the shoe are a combination of white and metallic silver. The ribbon-like “N” logos on both the medial and lateral quarter panels are white with metallic silver outlines. The tongue labels are metallic silver, matching the eye stay accents. An orange insole shows off white and orange NB and 1906R branding and an orange NB logo stands out on the heel spines. The off-white and grey midsole features orange and grey ABZORB cushioning at the heel. A grey and orange rubber outsole with N-ergy shock absorption and Stability Web tech caps off this release.
What is New Balance 1906R?
The 2002 debuted in 2010 and was considered one of New Balance’s most luxurious running sneakers. It featured a full-length gel midsole tooling, and funnily enough, the New Balance 1906 did too! Why? That is because the 1906 was the original pair that influenced the 2002 model.
From heel to toe, the shape of the New Balance 1906 and its breathable mesh base continued over to the New Balance 2002.
With “R” added to its title to represent its modern-day appearance, there are a few modifications made. You’ll notice that New Balance 1906R now only has the ABZORB gel cushioning unit beneath the heel and not at full-length — just like the 2002R. The design is then complete with New Balance’s N-ergy and Stability Web technologies.
In fact, this midsole is taken from the New Balance 860V2, which entered the market the year after the 2002. Of course, expect the 1906R to come with the same lightweight experience and comfortable cushioning underfoot.
Are New Balance shoes high quality?
A top choice for fitness walkers, New Balance shoes are known for their plush comfort and quality construction. The brand also offers sneakers in a wide range of styles that provide extra support for different types of wearers, like those with flat feet or fallen arches.
Why is New Balance so comfortable?
Walking shoes should provide comfort and support while minimizing foot pain and issues like plantar fasciitis. New Balance’s walking shoes generally have thick, cushioned midsoles that absorb impact, as well as well-designed footbeds that provide arch support (although some of their models are more minimal).