Excellent trainer for wider foot and heavier person,
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This review is from: New Balance Men's Mx624ab- Width 2e Trainer (Apparel)
This is the first pair of New Balance trainers I've purchased. They are well made, reasonably priced, and discreet enough to be worn with normal clothing if necessary.
From my point of view, there are two specific attractions to the 624. Unlike almost all other inexpensive trainers, they are available in width fittings. I have a wide foot, and find almost all standard width trainers too narrow. I went for the 2E, and have found it almost a perfect fit: a wider 4E is available.
Secondly, the trainer has a comfort midsole that runs all the way through the shoe. This means that there is substantial padding under the forefoot, not just the heel, which enormously increases the comfort of the shoe, especially for the heavier wearer. The sole is relatively stiff - this isn't one of those shoes that you can bend in half easily - which means that stability is good, too.
They're quite warm: the upper isn't made of mesh, but in a more traditional style with solid fabrics. As the illustration shows, they are almost completely black (a mixture of gloss and matt blacks), including the sole and the normally rather obtrusive New Balance logo. A very similar item is also available in white.
I'm very pleased with this item and would buy another pair from the same manufacturer and supplier without hesitation.