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
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.
Weight
9.6 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Stability
“The New Balance 870v5 is a straightforward lightweight stability trainer. The no frills approach may not be for everyone but ideal for those who yearn for simpler consistent lightweight stability...” Read expert review
TJ Jones
Road and trail runner, stability shoes expert.
Weight
7.6 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Fresh Foam Beacon v2 is a great option in the lightweight cushioning category but there are alternatives available if you prefer a softer ride.  Fans of the previous version will be...” Read expert review
Sean Felty
Long Distance Runner, Neutral Shoe Expert
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.