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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
$100
Weight
Men: 6.5oz
Women: 5.5oz
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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 8.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Most runners applauded the lightweight and durable construction of the New Balance 1400 v3.
  • The 3rd version of the New Balance 1400 features a no-sew overlays for added security.
  • It is very comfortable and flexible as mentioned in some reviews.
  • A significant number of runners mentioned that the shoe is very responsive because of its Revlite midsole.
  • The shoe feels light and fast for competition, as noted in some reviews.
  • A reasonably-priced shoe.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners did not like the new color combination of the shoe.
  • It is too narrow and too tight for several runners.

Bottom line

The New Balance 1400 v3 is a light and fast running shoe that works incredibly well on race day. It offers minimal arch support, a secure fit, flexibility and comfort.


Rankings

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Ratings

4.3 / 5 based on 152 ratings

5 star
75%
4 star
3%
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2 star
13%
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Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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88 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews

  • 88 / 100 by Runblogger • Peter Larson • Level 5 expert

    It simply disappears on my feet, and that's pretty much the best compliment I can give to any shoe.

  • 85 / 100 by Runner's World • Runner's World • Level 5 expert

    This update removes the offending overlays, allowing room for forefoot splay while still holding the foot securely enough for fast-paced turnover.

  • 86 / 100 by Klein Runs • Matt Klein • Level 4 expert

    The New Balance 1400v3 is listed at 6.1 ounces and that is how it feels. 

  • 98 / 100 by Running Maven • Derek Oxley • Level 3 expert

    At 6.5oz with a 10mm drop the 1400 rides well and offers additional cush in the heel for the latter half of a marathon when your form may breakdown and you start to heel strike.

  • 80 / 100 by Active Gear Review • Niels Oomkes • Level 1 expert

    These fit my mold and could work for others as well I think. Even though it is 10mm, I am really not coming down on my heel very much, but the drop supports my Achilles, so I can keep running.

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Updates to New Balance 1400 v3

  • Except for the upper, the 3rd version of the 1400 is basically a mirror image of the prior model. New Balance made a very wise decision in this regard as the previous version was hugely popular. The changes in the upper enhances both aesthetic appeal, comfort and performance in the 1400 v3.
  • One notable development in the upper is the presence of more welded, but thinner overlays, particularly in the heel. The idea is to retain basically the same support and structure without the bulkiness of the slightly larger overlays of the earlier model. As there are more welded and printed overlays, the upper also has lesser stitching, which should lessen the risks of blisters.
  • The biggest change, however, has to be found in the interior of the shoe. Whereas the previous version was not conducive for sockless running, the new model has a very smooth interior that is lined with very soft and comfortable fabric. Running sockless is definitely an option in this shoe. The comfort level is clearly raised with this update.

New Balance 1400 v3 size and fit

The fit is through and through a trademark of the 1400. It is medium with a little tendency to move towards being snug from the heel to the forefoot. Runners with average to narrow feet should be at home in this type of fit. The standard width of D for the men’s and B for the women’s is available in this shoe. Sizing is accurate by industry standards.


Outsole

The outsole of the 1400 v3 continues to be a great mix of blown rubber in large areas of the underfoot while Ndurance carbon rubber is placed in high-impact areas. This tried and tested combination gives a nice blend of cushioning, responsiveness, and superior durability.


Midsole

New Balance’s renowned Revlite midsole occupies the heel to toe length of the shoe. It is quite responsive and very well-cushioned despite its extremely light weight. As with full-length midsole foams, the Revlite increases the efficiency and smoothness of the transition from landing to takeoff.


Upper

Simplicity is the order of the new upper construction. The open mesh never fails to deliver excellent breathability while the combination of welded and minimal stitched overlays provide superior comfort, structure, and support. Flat laces with good texture keep the security tight from start to finish.