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Leadville v3

10.4 oz. (295 gr.)

Heel Drop

List Price
125 US$

Our Verdict

Designed with the Leadville 100 ultra marathon in mind, this shoe incorporates just a touch of medial support for overpronators and a very wide profile for runners with wide feet and to accommodate swelling during ultra marathons.

The Leadville v3 also sits at 10.8 ounces and has an 8mm heel drop which should work for most runners.

New Balance employs their plush N2 and Revile cushioning which hold up well for 500 miles, however some runners complain about the lugging wearing down early. Also, this is a shoe that does especially poorly in muddy, sloppy conditions, but that isn’t necessarily what it was designed for.

Who is it for?

If you’re a runner with full volume feet and you’re having difficulty finding trail running shoes in widths to suit you, the Leadville v3 is a must try. It's made for the long haul of ultra marathons and the added support is something largely missing from the current trail running market unfortunately.