New Balance Running Shoes Reviews

New Balance started building running shoes in the 70's and grew to become one of the world's leading brands. Based in New England, where still some of the production takes place, has fitting every possible athlete as one of their core values.

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Weight
8.5 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Fresh Foam Tempo is a refreshing and worthy replacement for the Fresh Foam Zante. Like the cover of a classic song, the Tempo keeps the same melody and rhythm but adds a modern...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
11 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The New Balance 860 V10 belongs in the toolbox of a runner needing some stability in their running. It is versatile, light and comfortable giving the runner a responsive ride. Perfect for long runs...” Read expert review
Jon Ober
Serial Marathoner and Stability Running Shoe Expert
Weight
9.4 oz.
Drop
4 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The New Balance Fresh Foam More v2 is super plush runner that offers a lot of features you want in a daily and high-mileage trainer. The ride is soft and quick.” Read expert review
Michael Mason-D'Croz
Long distance runner, shoe expert.
Weight
8.4 oz.
Drop
4 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The New Balance 890 got a complete makeover for its 8th birthday. The lightweight mid-distance shoe now features a full-length FuelCell midsole and expanded blown-rubber coverage on the outsold for...” Read expert review
Taylor Gupton
Cross-country and track coach
Weight
9.9 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The New Balance 880v10 is a versatile trainer that hits almost all of its marks. From the regular run to the long distance, this shoe can cover it all. ” Read expert review
Michael Mason-D'Croz
Long distance runner, shoe expert.
Weight
12 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Trail
“The Hierro 5 is an attractive, comfortable, and durable trail shoe. For runners not looking to set any PR’s but look good on long easy trail runs the Hierro just might be the shoe for you. ” Read expert review
Jim Coulson
Fast Road and Trail Runner. Career Firefighter.
Weight
9.5 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The New Balance 1080v10 is a high mileage neutral trainer designed for runners looking for maximum protection with a fairly firm ride.  ...” Read expert review
Thomas Caughlan
Ultrarunner and 10-Year Running Shoe Tester
Weight
12 oz.
Drop
2 mm.
Category
Trail
“The New Balance 510 v4 was not the ideal trail shoe for my feet. The shoes were extremely stiff and felt heavy compared to the Speedgoat 3 and Speedcross that I have been training in. I didn’t...” Read expert review
Athena Farias
Exercise Physiologist, Strength and Conditioning Coach, and Run Coach.
Weight
7.6 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Racing
“The New Balance 1500 v6 is great shoe for someone who wants something fast with subtle amounts of stability support. It is as sleek as it is fast and continues to be a favorite of this reviewer.” Read expert review
Jon Ober
Serial Marathoner and Stability Running Shoe Expert
Weight
10.4 oz.
Drop
9 mm.
Category
Trail
“The New Balance Nitrel v3 gives you comfort and affordability, while still being an overall decent trail shoe. While it may not be best on wet rock and leaves, it does very well on dry single track...” Read expert review
Sarah Colligan
Trail Running Expert.