Great gym shoe! I was tired of forcing my running shoes
to be all-purpose workout shoes
, so I did some research on cross-trainers. Since I love New Balance
(the 890 is my go-to running shoe) I bought the 813 in the black/blue combo. Initially I bought a 6.5 since that is the size of my New Balance
890's, but they were too short. The toe box is not as long in these as regular running shoes
, so you may need to go up a half size. Width is average, and there is little to moderate arch support. This are not motion-control/stability shoes
so if you over-pronate you might want to look elsewhere! This shoe supports me much better in aerobic classes, on cardio machines, and while weight lifting. With my NB 890s I will stick to road running, with these 813s I will hit the gym!