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
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
Weight
7.50 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The New Balance Fresh Foam Beacon is a lightweight daily trainer that is softer than other Fresh Foam shoe options. It can be a versatile shoe and is one of the best New Balance releases in years.” Read expert review
Andrew Leibowitz
Running Expert
Weight
7.10 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Racing
“The 1400 v6 continues to deliver the same peppy solid execution runners expect from a go-to racing flat. The 1400 v6 is a solid choice for the road runner serious about performance.” Read expert review
Jim Coulson
Fast Road and Trail Runner. Career Firefighter.
Weight
9 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The 890 returns with a list of improvements from its predecessors. The shoe has a lot of the same attributes that made it a solid daily performance shoe but is definitely more attractive than ever.” Read expert review
Jim Coulson
Fast Road and Trail Runner. Career Firefighter.
Weight
11.90 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Trail
“The New Balance Hierro v3 is a beast of a trail runner that can log lots of miles on multiple surfaces. At an affordable price point, it is worth a look.” Read expert review
Michael Mason-D'Croz
Long distance runner, shoe expert.
Weight
10.60 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“Once again the 1080 appears to be a very promising premium cushioned daily trainer, but misses the mark. Changes to the geometry of the midsole which promised to soften the shoe unfortunately...” Read expert review
Jim Coulson
Fast Road and Trail Runner. Career Firefighter.
Weight
8.80 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The New Balance 1500v4 is what you'll be wearing race day to chase that next PR. It is the perfect execution of a racing shoe with a dash of stability.” Read expert review
Jon Ober
Serial Marathoner and Stability Running Shoe Expert
Weight
8.50 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v4 is a lightweight neutral trainer that strikes a balance between being a soft cushioned ride and a fast snappy responsive feeling.  It is such a versatile...” Read expert review
Andrew Leibowitz
Running Expert
Weight
10.90 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Trail
“The New Balance MT910v4 is a worthy update to its predecessors as it improves the fit, breathability, and ride from past versions. However, this remains a fairly uninspired trail shoe with a pretty...” Read expert review
Thomas Caughlan
Ultrarunner and 10-Year Running Shoe Tester
Weight
11.70 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Stability
“The New Balance 1260v7 is the trainer that is there for the long haul. High amount of support paired with a lower drop make this the go to premium stability shoe.” Read expert review
Jon Ober
Serial Marathoner and Stability Running Shoe Expert