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
10.60 oz.
Drop
4 mm.
Category
Stability
“The New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo is a highly cushioned stability trainer with a comfortably snug upper and low drop height.  It’s super comfortable and shines in its niche but most...” Read expert review
Kristin Lassen
Experienced Runner and Stability Shoe Expert
Weight
10.80 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Fresh Foam 1080 v7 is once again filled with potential. Unfortunately the Fresh Foam cushioning still felt to firm and the upper, although slightly improved from last years model, still caused...” Read expert review
Sean Felty
Long Distance Runner, Neutral Shoe Expert
Weight
8.60 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Zante v2 is a really good lightweight cushioned shoe that can be used as a multipurpose trainer and racer. To top that off, it comes in at a great price point.” Read expert review
Sean Felty
Long Distance Runner, Neutral Shoe Expert
Weight
11.50 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Stability
“The NEW BALANCE® 1260v6 is a dependable workhorse as opposed to a derby winner. It has a solid foundation and a very pleasant -yet firm enough- cushion throughout. While overall it's a bit clunky,...” Read expert review
Kristin Lassen
Experienced Runner and Stability Shoe Expert
Weight
9.30 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The New Balance Fresh Foam Gobi is new light-weight all-terrain shoe which provides a secure fit along with stable and smooth ride capable of handling both road and light to moderate trails.” Read expert review
Travis Trampe
Running Expert
Weight
9.40 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The New Balance Vazee Pace v2 is a great no-frills, performance daily trainer. This model should be on the shortlist of options for a seasoned runner looking for a shoe that can handle major mileage...” Read expert review
Lionello Bardina
Running Expert
Weight
9.90 oz.
Drop
8 mm.
Category
Stability
“The New Balance Vazee Prism is a shoe that is fast and light. It is a sleeper hit; both with superb performance and price.” Read expert review
Jon Ober
Serial Marathoner and Stability Running Shoe Expert
Weight
10.30 oz.
Drop
9 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Fresh Foam 1080 is filled with potential. Unfortunately the Fresh Foam cushioning still felt to firm and the upper caused rubbing issues on the inside of my foot.” Read expert review
Sean Felty
Long Distance Runner, Neutral Shoe Expert
Weight
oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The New Balance 490v2s is a budget shoe that delivers on everything that it promises. It’s a reliable neutral trainer with adequate cushioning and support, with a low price point.” Read expert review
Frank May
Fast Runner, Triathlete and Engineer
Weight
11 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The New Balance 880v5 is a daily, high-mileage trainer that has ample cushioning for all kinds of runs.” Read expert review
Michael Mason-D'Croz
Long distance runner, shoe expert.