New Balance 247 Sport

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The New Balance 247 Sports shoe is the newest iteration of New Balance’s 247 line of sneakers, following after the 247 Luxe. The sporty version of these great shoes attracts customers with a more performance and sporty look, doing away with the leather inspired colorways and introducing more casual and fun color options. Customers are attracted to these shoes for the low price tag, but they stay because of all the wonderful things they offer. These sneakers are super comfortable, a few reviewers suggested that it was akin to walking on clouds. The responsiveness of these shoes is phenomenal, allowing you to run faster and longer with ease. Many customers felt like they made a good choice when purchasing the New Balance 247 Sports shoes and they have mentioned that they would recommend them to their friends and family. If you are looking for a good pair of lifestyle shoes then you have come to the right place.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Affordable
  • Snug fit
Cons
  • Shoe runs large
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of the New Balance 247 Sport is made out of rubber that is designed with a honeycomb pattern to help give you an amazing grip and fantastic traction when you are on the run. The outsole is made to be both durable and lightweight so you will not have to worry about your shoes falling apart mid-run or have to think about them weighing you down.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole of the New Balance 247 Sport is made out of REVlite cushioning to give you a supportive and comfortable ride. New Balance's REVlite foam is a compound that is made to give you the same great responsive ride and durability as many other midsoles on the market, with the added bonus of weighing about 30% less than the others. The midsole helps give you the same great ride that you need for running but also cutting back on the weight to ensure the shoes stay lightweight. Customers love the comfort and support they experience when they are wearing these sneakers.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The upper of the New Balance 247 Sport is made out of flexible mesh materials as opposed to the leather uppers of some of the previous versions of the same shoe. The mesh gives the shoes the ability to allow more airflow into the foot chamber to help keep your feet cool and dry when you are on the go. The upper offers you a lot of freedom to move, as it is flexible enough not to restrict your movement which runners greatly appreciate. Customers appreciate how comfortable the upper of these shoes is when they are wearing them.
Weight
Weight

Weight

Everything about the New Balance 247 Sport is made to keep the weight low for you when you are running. The upper is made out of a lighter material than past iterations to cut back on some of the weight. The REVlite midsole also provides all the great qualities you would expect from any midsole but also weighs significantly less than the others. You do not want to be in the middle of a long run or a race and have to worry about your shoes feeling like weights on your feet. You will not have to worry about that with these shoes.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The New Balance 247 Sport is made out of a mesh material that gives these sneakers amazing breathability. It is important for a pair of running shoes to allow for airflow to the foot chamber. You do not want to feel like your feet are suffocating in your shoes after you have been wearing them for any period of time. The well-ventilated upper of these shoes allows your feet to stay cool and dry even if you are in the middle of a long run. The air can flow into your shoes to keep your feet cool and the ventilation allows the sweat to evaporate off of your feet and escape the shoes to keep you dry.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Customers love how comfortable the New Balance 247 Sport shoes are when they are running. The soft cushioning of the REVlite midsole allows your feet to sink in and feel amazing with each step you take. Some customers have commented that it can feel like you are walking on clouds when you are wearing these sneakers. Something to note when purchasing these shoes, however, is that they tend to run a little small. It is recommended that if you have regular or narrow feet then you should consider purchasing a half of a size smaller than you would normally wear. If you happen to have wide feet then these are going to be relatively true to size and you should not have a problem with the fit.
Style
Style

Style

Customers like the look and style of the New Balance 247 Sports sneakers. New Balance pays tribute to their older models of running shoes by including the iconic reflective New Balance logo on the side of the shoe as well as on the tongue. The sporty version of these shoes attract customers who are looking for a nice pair of shoes for running, the gym, or just a pair of everyday casual shoes. There are a plethora of color options to choose from, there is something to fit everyone's personality and style. Many customers have purchased more than one pair just to have them in multiple colors.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The New Balance 247 Sport is made to take a beating. Customers love that these shoes can withstand the repeated beating into the pavement they get put through with each step they take. You do not want to have to worry about your shoes falling apart on you when you are in the middle of a run, nor do you want to have to replace a pair of shoes due to premature wear and tear. You do not have to worry about that with these shoes, as they were meant to last. This iteration of these sneakers was revamped to increase the durability and keep you, the customer, happy for longer.
Protection
Protection

Protection

When it comes to running shoes you are going to want a pair that is going to protect your feet. The New Balance 247 Sport shoes offer you some much-needed protection when you are on the run. The grippy outsole offers you protection from slipping and sliding around when you are wearing them which can lead to injury. The upper also features synthetic overlays that are attached to the lacing system which helps lock your feet into the shoes which can also help prevent injury when you are running. The cushioning in the midsole is thick and soft which is great for shock absorption. When you are running and coming down with each step, the midsole is going to absorb some of that impact and reduce the stress to your joints so there is less risk of injury and discomfort.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

One of the best features about the New Balance 247 Sport is the level of responsiveness that they can offer. The REVlite foam of the midsole allows your feet to sink into the cushioning and then promptly bounce back to their original shape propelling you forward giving you a high energy return with each step you take. The more energy you are saving per step can be used to help you run faster and longer which is ideal if you are running for speed.
Support
Support

Support

The New Balance 247 Sport shoes do not offer anything major in the way of support, as they are not performance shoes, but there are some basic features to give you some added support when you are running. There are some synthetic overlays around the midfoot area of the upper that are connected to the lacing system of the shoes which helps to lock your feet into place. The heel area of the shoe also uses some synthetic overlays that act as an external heel counter to help keep your heels in place. There may not be a lot of support in these shoes, but there is enough in all the important areas that most customers are satisfied.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

When it comes to running in the New Balance 247 Sport, it is recommended that you stick to relatively flat and non-abrasive surfaces such as roads, tracks, and treadmills. The outsole of these shoes will offer you some good traction on various surfaces but they will not do a lot to protect your feet if you step on a jagged rock or tree branch. If you are going to be wearing these shoes for running then it is best if you do not veer off the beaten path and stick to flatter and safer terrains.
Price
Price

Price

When you are considering purchasing anything, including shoes, you should keep in mind that it is an investment. You will likely be paying a decent amount of money up front but if you purchase something that is not going to fall apart too quickly you will not have to spend that lump sum again for quite a while. The great thing about the New Balance 247 Sport sneakers is that they are built to last so you will not have to worry about having to replace them too quickly. The shoes are also very affordable, with an MSRP (manufacturer's suggested retail price) of only $90 which draws customers in. Consumers have suggested that they feel that they got their monies worth out of these shoes and would recommend them to their friends and family.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The New Balance 247 Sport shoes have an outsole that is made out of a sticky rubber with a honeycomb pattern on the bottom to give you increased traction when you are running or walking. These shoes are considered to be lifestyle sneakers and as such, they offer an adequate amount of traction when wearing them. That being said, they do not offer you the best traction when compared to other similar shoes on the market. As long as you are using these for lighter training sessions or short runs then you will have no problem with the traction of these shoes.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The New Balance 247 Sport offers you some added flexibility that was not present in past versions of these shoes. The uppers in this generation are made out of a mesh material, as opposed to leather, which gives you more freedom to move your feet more naturally than before. Customers love the flexibility that they have when they are wearing these shoes. You do not want to have to feel like your feet are in prison when you are wearing sneakers for a long period of time and you will not have that problem with these.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The New Balance 247 Sport is not considered to be a stability sneaker and is more for runners with a more neutral gait. If you are one of the thousands of runners who have a problem with overpronation or supination, rolling your feet either out or in when running, then you may want to consider a different pair of shoes, as these will not give you the support that you need. However, if you walk with a neutral gait then these sneakers are going to be perfect for you.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The drop of a shoe is simply the measurement of the incline, the difference in the height of your toes and your heel from the ground. Running shoes generally, have an average drop of between 8mm and 12mm with the majority falling right around the 10mm mark. Minimalist shoes, however, try to give runners shoes that have very little to no drop at all. The New Balance 247 Sport feature no drop. They have no incline at all which some customers love.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

-Breathable and lightweight upper
-Comfortable midsole
-REVlite midsole for a responsive ride
-Honeycomb designed rubber outsole
-Affordable price tag
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

If you are looking for a good pair of lifestyle shoes then you have come to the right place. The New Balance 247 Sport shoes are perfect for a casual everyday shoe or if you are doing some light training or shorter runs. If you are looking for some hardcore training shoes or marathon shoes then you may want to consider another option. Customers love the look and feel of these shoes and with the affordable price tag, they just keep coming back for more.