New Balance Lightweight Running Shoes Reviews

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Weight
9.3 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The New Balance FuelCell Propel V2 is an affordable road running shoe that is comfortable, versatile, and offers excellent responsiveness and speed for a variety of run lengths and training styles.” Read expert review
Katherine Takai
Long Distance Runner, former Sprinter.
Weight
7.8 oz.
Drop
10 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The New Balance Fresh Foam Beacon V3 has been updated with a new upper, midsole and outsole configuration and is now closer to a proper daily trainer with softer cushioning and a more stable...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
8.5 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Fresh Foam Tempo is a refreshing and worthy replacement for the Fresh Foam Zante. Like the cover of a classic song, the Tempo keeps the same melody and rhythm but adds a modern...” Read expert review
Brandon Law
Marathon Runner and Shoe Expert
Weight
7.2 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The New Balance FuelCell Rebel is a super-fast racing flat that offers cushion despite the light weight packaging. Although it has a higher price tag, these are easily worth it if you run and race 5k...” Read expert review
Michael Mason-D'Croz
Long distance runner, shoe expert.
Weight
5.3 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The New Balance Fresh Foam Zante Solas is one of the most lightweight shoes in its class, and combining that with the nearly seamless upper gets you a quick and simple ride for your next run.” Read expert review
Frank May
Fast Runner, Triathlete and Engineer
Weight
7.2 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“This sleek featherweight shoe is designed for responsive comfort that provides just enough protection without losing connection to the ground.   Its minimal weight and immediate reaction to...” Read expert review
Jim Coulson
Fast Road and Trail Runner. Career Firefighter.
Weight
8.5 oz.
Drop
6 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Zante Pursuit perfectly balances weight, cushion and comfort. It is an absolute must have for fans of lightweight cushioned shoes.” Read expert review
Sean Felty
Long Distance Runner, Neutral Shoe Expert
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
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
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

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