Facts

Terrain

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Arch support

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

Price
$140
Weight
Men: 13.5oz
Women: 11.4oz
Heel to toe drop
Men: 10mm
Women: 10mm

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 8.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Most runners liked the new look of the New Balance 1340.
  • It has a multi-density polyurethane insert that gives support, flexibility and comfort.
  • The 1340 features a blown rubber outsole for impressive grip.
  • The shoe utilizes a rubber compound for durability especially in high wear parts.
  • It has extended web technology that gives additional midfoot support, additional stability and average pronation control.
  • Some runners liked the wider toe box of the New Balance 1340 v2.

3 reasons not to buy

  • An expensive pair of shoe for some runners.
  • Others found the New Balance 1340 v2 heavy.
  • Some runners felt that the upper is not as breathable as the previous versions.

Bottom line

The New Balance 1340 v2 is a running shoe designed for overpronators. It has impressive motion-control technologies that help runners survive mile after mile of rigorous training. With this shoe, runners will be comfortable and in control while running.


Rankings


Ratings

3.8 / 5 based on 234 ratings

5 star
56%
4 star
4%
3 star
8%
2 star
25%
1 star
7%

My Rating


Updates to New Balance 1340 v2

  • The New Balance 1340 v2 comes up with a completely revamped outsole to make up for past issues regarding traction of the past model. Featuring a bigger diamond-shaped configuration that extends all the way to the crash pad, New Balance essentially guarantees a more confident run the road and even on light trails.
  • An improvement over the first version is the strategic placement of overlays so the upper provides support right where the runner needs it and freedom in most of the areas. The forefoot does not have the same number of overlays, while the heel gets a boost in support. These changes provide more forefoot flexibility, additional room, and at the same time, ramp up the support of the heel.

New Balance 1340 v2 size and fit

New Balance recalls the fit of the original 1340 in the 2nd version. It has standard heel and forefoot rooms and a snug midfoot. Most runners will find the fit perfect for their needs. Available widths are medium, wide, and extra wide. The sizing is also the same as the previous version, which means that it is half a size larger. Sizes are from 7 to 15 for the men’s and 5 to 12 for the women’s.

Outsole

Like most New Balance shoes, the 1340 v2 offers the mix of Ndurance rubber in high-wear areas and blown rubber in the forefoot for traction and a little cushioning. The new outsole has diamond-shaped treads running all over the place, including the heel pad.

Midsole

The midsole is heavily reinforced by cushioning and stability features. New Balance combines the N2 cushioning for its low to the ground responsiveness and midsole durability and the ACTEVA Lite that spans the entire midsole. A full-length ABZORB foam, which is made of Dupont Isoprene rubber and New Balance materials, disperse shocks. These are extremely light midsole foams and are very resilient. Providing stability and torsional rigidity is a TPU shank called the T-Beam. It runs from the lateral to the medial side to hold off overpronation and separates the heel from the forefoot. Another TPU unit called the Stabilicore is located in the heel to the midfoot. It helps hold off rearfoot movement and enhances smoother transitions.

Upper

A synthetic mesh provides breathable coverage while the stitched overlays guarantee enduring protection, support, and structure. The Ortholite Sockliner provides step-in comfort and a foot-hugging wrap.