The New Balance 900 comes as close to an all-in-one shoe as you can get in this guide. It combines the light weight of a game-day shoe with the plush cushioning of a practice sneaker. The N-ergy comfort system, which provides shock absorption in the heel, delivers an easy ride. New Balance keeps the weight down by using a light version of EVA foam, called Acteva, in the midsole. In addition to its 12-month outsole guarantee, which is double the length of the other brands’ warranties, the 900 has a variety of size and width options and a $95 suggested retail price. All this makes the New Balance 900 our choice for the best overall value for the spring.