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
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.
Weight
8.6 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Trail
“In the New Balance Summit Unknown, I was pleased with the lightweight (under 9 oz) design of this all-terrain shoe. The padding, narrower heel and mid-foot, and the protected toe box made it easy to...” Read expert review
Sarah Colligan
Trail Running Expert.
Weight
8.9 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Trail
“The Fresh Foam Gobi v3 was not the trail shoe for me. I do love the way the shoe looks, it's very fashionable. I do not usually buy shoes because of the look, I buy them because of the feel. ” Read expert review
Athena Farias
Exercise Physiologist, Strength and Conditioning Coach, and Run Coach.
Weight
11.2 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Trail
“The New Balance Summit KOM/QOM (“King/Queen of the Mountain”) is a firm and durable trail running shoe that offers maximum stability and protection on hazardous terrain. While this may not be the...” Read expert review
Katherine Takai
Long Distance Runner, former Sprinter.
Weight
7.20 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The fourth version of the New Balance Fuelcore Coast features a low-profile, lightweight design that makes it an ideal entry-level trainer for daily use.  This budget-friendly, stylish shoe...” Read expert review
Taylor Gupton
Cross-country and track coach
Weight
10.50 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Stability
“The New Balance Rubix v1 combines exceptional support with a light step, utilizing key design features to get the best of both traditionally opposed fields.” Read expert review
Kristin Lassen
Fast Runner and Stability Shoe Expert
Weight
8.10 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The New Balance FuelCell Impulse is designed for speed. Ideal for forefoot strikers it is a great option for race day, road tempo runs, and track workouts.” Read expert review
Andrew Leibowitz
Running Expert
Weight
8.30 oz.
Drop
5 mm.
Category
Racing
“New Balance has taken all the things that are great about the 1500 and elevated it by adding the BOA closure system upper.” Read expert review
Jim Coulson
Fast Road and Trail Runner. Career Firefighter.
Weight
10.95 oz.
Drop
4 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo v3 has broken out of its sophomore slump with a shoe that is equal parts comfortable and stable. While it feels bulky at times, a non traditional varus wedge...” Read expert review
Jon Ober
Serial Marathoner and Stability Running Shoe Expert