New Balance Men's MX409 Core Training Shoe Review

Exercise like never before with these New Balance MX409 shoes that has been specifically designed for men that need a bit of a larger and wider shoe for their active lives. Most major companies make medium sized shoes and do not take into consideration that there are people that do need wider and bigger shoes to be active in the gym.  The specialists at New Balance have built a remarkable reputation for comfort, support and excellent craftsmanship while designing these core training shoes.  Need convincing! Then please read further to see if this core training shoe is the perfect fit for you.NEW BALANCE Men's MX409V3


New Balance Men’s MX409 Review:

If you are looking for good cross trainer shoes with EVA foam footbed and midsole, you have come to the right place. These are beautifully made cross trainers with a very reasonable price point.

New Balance Men’s MX 409 is one of the most popular shoes in this line. They are comfortable and durable. New Balance is famous for its wider feet size shoes and this one is another addition in those affordable yet very supportive shoes. They are very lightweight hence ideal for long walks and trainings. The downside are the insoles. Some may find them a little hard but the good thing is that insole is removable. Those who wear orthotics can easily replace them with those. In, short if you want to have affordable yet very comfortable shoes this New Balance MX 409 is for you.


  • Perfect Fit

This shoe has been designed to provide all athletes with larger feet a perfect fit while still feeling comfortable and providing durability while in training.  The New Balance 409 has been designed in 4E width and up to size 16 and weighing at approximate 16 Oz; State Width, medium or extra-extra wide 4E size providing you with balance.  These sneakers are available in 3 different colors.

  • Great Comfort

New Balance has made this core training shoe with durable synthetic leather mesh uppers that provide you with breathable and cooling ventilation to keep you moving through those tough workouts while still providing you with comfort, support and preventing any discomfort regarding perspiring feet.

  • Stability and Shock absorbent

The non-marking traction rubber outsole provides you with the grip needed while climbing, running or even weight lifting and is hardwood friendly too. The EVA midsole technology aids for extra comfort and bounce where needed while exercising. The moisture wicking lining helps to keep any athletes feet dry and cool while the Phantom liner helps to lightweight ease and fit for your everyday use.

  • Lightweight shoes
  • Perfect for wider feet
  • Removable factory insole for orthotic wearers
  • Value for money


  •  Narrower toe box

The main problem there seems to be with the New Balance MX 409 is that there are problems concerning the sizes that are being made as many customers have been using New Balance for years and find that the older sizes use to be a perfect fit, but the newer shoe is a bit narrower than the previous makes when purchasing.  This has been causing a bit of discomfort when the core trainer has been purchased online. This could be, because many of these shoes have been imported from other countries and shoe sizes differ with the USA standard shoe size.  We would suggest that when purchasing the shoe online that customers should buy a size bigger than they are use to.

What do the customers have to say about this core-training shoe? 

The customers purchasing this cross fit training shoe in general are very happy with the style of the shoe and say that it is very comfortable. Most customers are very pleased with the core-training shoe and find them durable even after wearing them for months on end. The core trainer is made with good quality, but too some a poor fit, especially as these customers have been avid users of New Balance brands. Other customers are happy with the shoe as they do not find any aches and pains in their feet when they have completed exercising.

Our Rating: Four start

The New Balance MX409 Core-Training shoe provides all athletes especially those who have a bigger foot with the comfort, ability, durability and style while participating in all types of cross fit training. The shoe is very versatile for any type of use.  Many consumers are happy regarding the quality of the shoe and it can be worn for a variety of activities from workouts to daily casual wear and even affordable for your budget.