7 Best New Balance Running Shoes, 100+ Shoes Tested in 2022
New Balance has become a go-to brand not only for stylish lifestyle footwear but running shoes as well.
Given how easy it is to get lost in all those FreshFoams and FuelCells, we are here to narrow down your choices. We have tested 60+ road and trail running shoes from New Balance to select the best options in various categories.
Whether you’re after a well-cushioned trainer for daily runs, a budget-friendly all-arounder, or a speedy shoe for personal bests, we’ve got them all covered.
See the carousel below with our top picks in various categories.
How we test running shoes
With over 150 New Balance running shoes to choose from, it's our mission to help you find the one and only.
Each shoe on our website comes with a proprietary CoreScore, a number from 0 to 100, which indicates how good it is. Sounds simple. But here is the work that goes into it:
- Our independent shoe testing lab literally puts every shoe through the wringer, cutting it open and measuring over 30 different aspects on flexibility, softness, durability, etc.
- A team of dedicated runners logs at least 30-50 miles in each pair before sharing their experience.
We also aim to keep our scores as objective as possible:
- All New Balance shoes are purchased with our own funds, helping to minimize brand loyalty and bias.
- Over 100,000 expert and user reviews from all over the web have been accounted for in our scoring system.