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
9.10 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
“The New Balance 1080v5 is a comfortably cushioned shoe that does not sacrifice ground feel. However, I expect a greater degree of cushion from a shoe held up as a line’s most cushioned shoe. I enjoy...” Read expert review
Kelly Shelton
Running Expert
Weight
10.23 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Stability
“The New Balance 860V5 is a dependable trainer that offers fluid movement without sacrificing support, which is a middle ground that can be hard to attain. ” Read expert review
Jon Ober
Serial Marathoner and Stability Running Shoe Expert
Weight
10.5 oz (men's size 9) 9.2 oz (women's size 8) oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The New Balance Fresh Foam 980 Trail uses a new foam technology to produce excellent cushioning in a lightweight package. ” Read expert review
Thomas Caughlan
Ultrarunner and 10-Year Running Shoe Tester
Weight
5.1 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Racing
“This update from the NB competition line fills the gap well between the company’s track spikes and heftier long distance racing footwear. The 1600 v2 is slightly lighter than its predecessor, and...” Read expert review
Peyton Hoyal
Running Expert
Weight
11.1 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Stability
“The New Balance 1260 v4 is a solid running shoe offering superior stability for those runners that overpronate while delivering ample cushioning from heel-to-toe allowing for a smooth ride and quick...” Read expert review
Travis Trampe
Running Expert
Weight
9.5 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The 880v4 is a lightweight cushioning shoe with a 12mm heel to toe drop. This shoe performs well on both pavement and trails while providing substantial cushioning in a neutral package.” Read expert review
Frank May
Fast Runner, Triathlete and Engineer
Weight
9.1 oz (men's size 9) 8.1 oz (women's size 8) oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The New Balance Fresh Foam 980 uses a new foam technology to produce excellent cushioning, protective enough for all types of running, in a lightweight package.” Read expert review
Thomas Caughlan
Ultrarunner and 10-Year Running Shoe Tester
Weight
8 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Minimalist
“The Minimums 10 GT is a favorable shoe that can serve most anyone in a variety of fitness goals. The GT is ideal on wet and snowy roads or trails keeping feet warm and dry while providing good...” Read expert review
Jim Coulson
Fast Road and Trail Runner. Career Firefighter.
Weight
8.1 oz (men's size 9) 7.1 oz (women's size 8) oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“I thought that the 890 series could not be improved up; I was wrong. The 890V4 is a lighter version of one of the best neutral cushioning shoes on the market, and the improved fit will appeal to a...” Read expert review
Thomas Caughlan
Ultrarunner and 10-Year Running Shoe Tester
Weight
5.3oz Women; 6.3oz Men oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The New Balance 1400v2 is a decent light-weight racer option for neutral runners who enjoy a responsive ride and have a narrow forefoot.” Read expert review
Taylor Gupton
Cross-country and track coach