New Balance 530 Encap
New Balance 530 Sneakers
The New Balance 530 has a sleek, modern silhouette. Its ENCAP midsole and ABZORB cushioning in the heel deliver extra comfort and stability. The traction and stability of a rubber outsole are excellent, and the classic lacing system provides a snug, wraparound fit.
This style is known for its durability, which makes it ideal for running or everyday wear. However, it can get scuffed easily. It isn’t as easy to clean as the Air Force 1, so it’s important to take proper care of it. To clean, simply run the laces through a laundry cycle. If you want to go for a more retro look, you can go with a pair of cycling shorts and a t-shirt, but it would look better with a blazer or a pair of khakis.
The 530 made its debut in 1992 and was designed for performance running. Its upper featured suede or mesh for added flexibility, and it featured special New Balance technologies. These included the ENCAP midsole, ABZORB heel cushioning, and a thick rubber outsole. It is currently available in a variety of curated colorways, making it an excellent choice for a runner who wants to make a style statement.
Another benefit of the 530 is that it fits true to size. Unlike some other sneakers that squish your feet and give you blisters, the 530 is comfortable and breathable. It’s a good choice for all-day wear, as it’s easy to dress it up or down, depending on the season.
The New Balance 990 series has changed over the years, and the 990v5 is one of the latest models in the line. While it borrows from previous versions, it is built in the USA. It’s closest cousin to the v4 version, with the difference being that the v5 has a roomier toe box and additional heel cushioning.