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
7.2 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The New Balance FuelCell Rebel is a super-fast racing flat that offers cushion despite the light weight packaging. Although it has a higher price tag, these are easily worth it if you run and race 5k...” Read expert review
Michael Mason-D'Croz
Long distance runner, shoe expert.
Weight
oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Stability
“The New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo v4 hits a precise balance between comfort and hold, avoiding shoe string issues that show up with thin tongues by utilizing traditional width laces with a touch of...” Read expert review
Kristin Lassen
Fast Runner and Stability Shoe Expert
Weight
5.3 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The New Balance Fresh Foam Zante Solas is one of the most lightweight shoes in its class, and combining that with the nearly seamless upper gets you a quick and simple ride for your next run.” Read expert review
Frank May
Fast Runner, Triathlete and Engineer
Weight
10.3 oz.
Drop
4 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The New Balance Fresh Foam More is a maximal trainer that still has a pep in its step. Cushion for the long run, but an aggressive design that will let you push the pace, it's a fun ride.” Read expert review
Michael Mason-D'Croz
Long distance runner, shoe expert.
Weight
7.2 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“This sleek featherweight shoe is designed for responsive comfort that provides just enough protection without losing connection to the ground.   Its minimal weight and immediate reaction to...” Read expert review
Jim Coulson
Fast Road and Trail Runner. Career Firefighter.
Weight
oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Racing
“The New Balance 1500 v5 is for the overpronator who wants to wear something fast on race day. It is fast, firm and responsive; with a sleek look.” Read expert review
Jon Ober
Serial Marathoner and Stability Running Shoe Expert
Weight
8.5 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Zante Pursuit perfectly balances weight, cushion and comfort. It is an absolute must have for fans of lightweight cushioned shoes.” Read expert review
Sean Felty
Long Distance Runner, Neutral Shoe Expert
Weight
10.8 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The New Balance 880v8 is a daily trainer for runner's of all levels. It has more cushioning yet is bulkier than competitors shoes in the every day every run type of shoe.  While best suited...” Read expert review
Andrew Leibowitz
Running Expert
Weight
11.5 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Stability
“The New Balance 860v9 is a moderate stability trainer that has undergone an impressive visual redesign. They are a good stability trainer, but have a few shortcomings which prevents it from being a...” Read expert review
TJ Jones
Road and trail runner, stability shoes expert.
Weight
10 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The New Balance 1080v9 is a high cushioned trainer that offers a lot technologies. You'll pay for them, but this cushioned shoe will also let you up the pace and get going in your training and racing.” Read expert review
Michael Mason-D'Croz
Long distance runner, shoe expert.