New Balance Lightweight Running Shoes Reviews

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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
7.50 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The New Balance Vazee Pace is a lightweight trainer that pushes you along on your run. There is enough cushioning to get the job done, but no more.” Read expert review
Michael Mason-D'Croz
Long distance runner, shoe expert.
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
Weight
11.3 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The 880v3 is a light weight shoe with a 12mm drop from heel to toe. The shoe encourages a fluid forward roll. It is wearable on dirt but has an excellent performance on pavement in terms of returned...” Read expert review
Taylor Gupton
Cross-country and track coach
Weight
9.8 oz., men’s size 9 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The 870v3 is versatile running shoe with a wide audience” Read expert review
Daniel Cho
Running Expert
Weight
8.5 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The New Balance Minimus 80 is a fantastic multisport shoe which pairs adaptability with lightweight control and comfort.” Read expert review
Brian O'Connor
Running Expert
Weight
9 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“New Balance absolutely nailed it with the third version of this shoe which is sure to please a variety of runners from the fleet footed to the recreational jogger.” Read expert review
Thomas Caughlan
Ultrarunner and 10-Year Running Shoe Tester
Weight
9.0 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“-New Balance updates the popular 890 with a lower drop and stack height but many runners are complaining of the shallow toe box. Overall a great shoe for neutral or mild overpronators who are looking...” Read expert review
Thomas Caughlan
Ultrarunner and 10-Year Running Shoe Tester

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