KNOW YOUR TECH breaks down the scientific technology used in your favorite sneakers and activewear. Let’s demystify your next purchase: today’s technology is New Balance Stabilicore. This medial support system delivers stability and pronation control for runners who tend to overpronate. The unique design allows for precision and consistency that foam support posts can't offer, which makes New Balance Stabilicore one of the best in its class.

What is it? New Balance Stabilicore is an injection molded engineered thermoplastic which is used in the medial area of several of the brand's running sneakers. It is designed to provide a smooth and effortless heel-to-toe transition, allowing for an efficient and comfortable run.

How does it work? New Balance Stabilicore's unique composition allows for a consistent range of stiffness through the gait, while traditional foam setups only allow for single or double-density support posts. New Balance Stabilicore caters to flat footed runners with its high levels of support.

Notable products: New Balance 1260v2, New Balance 1012, New Balance 940v2

Bottom line: There's no getting around being flat footed, but technologies such as New Balance Stabilicore can help to control pronation.

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