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
8.50 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
Weight
8.4 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The New Balance FuelCore Sonic has all the makings of a solid trainer for logging big miles, a firm responsive midsole, beefy outsole, and durable upper with a great fit.  The Boa lacing...” Read expert review
Lionello Bardina
Running Expert
Weight
8.6 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The New Balance Vazee Summit Trail v2 is a soft, sleek and fast trail shoe that allows the runner to confidently run as quickly as the terrain will allow.  The Vazees’ combination of speed...” Read expert review
Henry Howard
Ultra runner and certified running coach.
Weight
10.70 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“New Balance’s FuelCell shoes are great start to a new line of fast and responsive daily trainers that feature an energy efficient outsole paired with a sleek looking upper.” Read expert review
Frank May
Fast Runner, Triathlete and Engineer
Weight
11.50 oz.
Drop
4 mm.
Category
Stability
“The New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo v2 offers high cushion with a low offset and a comfortable feel but provides very low stability for a shoe in this category despite the Varus Wedge sole.” Read expert review
Kristin Lassen
Experienced Runner and Stability Shoe Expert
Weight
10 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The New Balance Vazee Prism v2 is another home run from New Balance’s Vazee line. It is equal parts fast and supportive.” Read expert review
Jon Ober
Serial Marathoner and Stability Running Shoe Expert
Weight
8 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The New Balance 1500 v3 is a fast racing or up-tempo training shoe with a superb fit and quick transition, smooth for those runners needing a little extra stability during races from 5k’s to...” Read expert review
Travis Trampe
Running Expert
Weight
9.60 oz.
Drop
4 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The New Balance Boracay v3 is a lightweight trainer designed to help you push your pace yet feel comfortable. At a good price, this shoe can help you with tempo and speed runs or races up to a half...” Read expert review
Michael Mason-D'Croz
Long distance runner, shoe expert.