New Balance Walking Shoes and Bamboo Apparel for Women.

Around the globe, New Balance is recognized as a leading manufacturer of high-performance athletic footwear and apparel. The company’s objective is straightforward -- equip the elite and everyday athlete with footwear, apparel and accessories that provide the best performance, fit, quality and comfort. New Balance, headquartered in Boston, MA has the following mission: Demonstrating responsible leadership, we build global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host.

New Balance offers a full selection of fitness products for men, women and children. The focus of todays articles will be on New Balance walking shoes for women and the NEW Bamboo Clothing line for women.


Motion Control. The next generation of the 843, the 844 packs even more comfort with a full length of Abzorb FL advanced cushioning, and unsurpassed motion control with the ROLLBAR support system. The ultimate walking shoe featuring breathable, stretch upper and a Rollbar designed especially for walking. Motion Control. The next generation of the 843, the 844 packs even more comfort with a full length of Abzorb FL advanced cushioning and unsurpassed motion control with the ROLLBAR support system.This shoe runs short. Consider ordering ½ size larger than your regular athletic shoe size.

In 2008 New Balance will contribute 15% of wholesale sales from the Lace Up for the Cure® Apparel & Footwear Collection, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $500,000 up to a maximum of $1 million to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.


A motion control shoe with the ROLLBAR® Support System - ideal for the walker seeking both maximum stability and exceptional cushioning. The ultimate stability walking shoe featuring Rollbar and rich full grain leather. The 926 features the ROLLBAR® for enhanced motion control, and advanced cushioning Abzorb® SBS in the heel for exceptional shock absorption.The 926 is Medicare/HCPCS approved. Most diabetics who received Medicare qualify for this diabetic shoe and other diabetic shoes from New Balance, as a result of the Medicare Shoe Bill. Ask your doctor/podiatrist for assistance in selecting the right shoe for your health needs.
Available in both velcro and lace options. This shoe runs true to size.


Consumers can find retailers that carry New Balance products by visiting or by calling 1-800-253-SHOE.

Our test panel had the opportunity to test 2 pairs of walking shoes and some bamboo apparel over a period of several months. Here are some comments from our testers:

"A visit to the doctor 6 months ago highlighted the fact that I have put on 10 pounds over the past year. My doctor encouraged me to start an exercise program and slowly reduce my food portions, so that I could lose the weight slowly and effectively. Although I have a gym membership, I find it quite a hassle to find the time to go, with 2 young kids at home. So, I dusted off the double all-terrain stroller, put on my New Balance WW844 Walking Shoes, strapped my kids in the stroller and off I went. I was really impressed with the support of the New Balance Walking Shoes 844. My old cheapo walking shoes were so uncomfortable and my feet started to ache and hurt after just a few minutes. I can honestly say that buying premium quality shoes make a HUGE difference and these shoes are by FAR the most comfortable walking shoes that I have ever owned. I feel wonderful knowing that this shoe is part of the Lace Up for the Cure®I collection, since a family member of ours recently passed away from Breast Cancer. I made walking into a daily ritual to walk for 30 minutes at a fast pace and I can proudly say that after 6 months I have lost the 10 pounds and am feeling wonderful. My stress levels have been lowered and I am generally a much happier person. We are all very busy and struggle to find the time to exercise. Try walking and you will soon be on the road to great health!"

"I am a diabetic and suffer from arthritis, mainly in my hands. I have very poor fine motor coordination which translates to difficulty with manipulating things like buttons, laces etc. I have had a very difficult time finding walking shoes that have velcro fastenings instead of laces and was really happy to have found the WW936 shoes from New Balance! Now I don't have to struggle trying to tie my shoes laces and I can save my energy for my walks. My feet feel very well cushioned in this shoe and protect my diabetic feet very well. When I first began walking, I was only able to walk for 15 mins, but now, I can proudly say that I am up to 40 mins and feeling great. My health care team are very pleased with how well my walking program is lowering my blood sugars and I have even dropped 10 pounds to date. I attribute this to my WW926 walking shoes, which make walking fun, and something that I look forward to each day. Walking is something that we can all do, and now that summer is here, there is no excuse."

Bamboo Apparel

Want to look stylish while you exercise, yet remain comfortable and cool at the same time? Check out the Bamboo Fitness Apparel from New Balance. Our test panel reported that they looked forward to working out while wearing pieces from the bamboo collection and commented that it was quite a strong motivator in encouraging them to continue their exercise program. The fabric kept them cool and comfortable throughout their workout, yet still allowed them freedom of movement.

These are our picks for Bamboo Fitness Apparel from New Balance which are hot off the press!

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Sarah said...

Gorgeous tops! Some of them can double as casual wear! As a mom of 3 young kids, I can definitely relate to finding it difficult to get to the gym. Since it is summer, and we have more daylight, I am going to have my husband look after the baby, while I take my other 2 kids in their all-terrain stroller, for a walk. Walking is great for mom and kids! I am in desperate need of new walking shoes and the NB store is the first place that I am going to hit while running errands tomorrow. Thanks you for motivating me!!!!

Nina said...

The Lace up for a cure program is awesome. I think that each one of us must know of someone who has died from this disease and I think that it is very cool that NB is making this commitment.

Emily said...

I am also guilty of having a gym membership that I never use. I am also going to start walking. Many studies are coming out showing how effective walking can be for our health. The bamboo clothing is super cute as well. Nothing motivates me like cute and stylish clothes!

Mia said...

I am impressed with the testers comments and can relate to them. I am going to try on some NB walking shoes this week and begin my journey to good health.

Gretchen said...

I LOVE my NB walking shoes. Top quality, top construction! They have made exercising FUN.