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 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 gained positive remarks from its users, but there are also a few negative comments geared towards the shoe's narrow and tight fit. Overall, the 1400 v3 has proven to be a successful release. The shoe is a light and fast running shoe that works incredibly well on race day. It is ideal for those who are looking for comfort, flexibility, and secure fit. 

Facts

Update: New Balance 1400 v6
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 6.5oz | Women: 5.5oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 10mm | Women: 10mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Strike Pattern: Heel strike
Distance: Competition
Heel height: Men: 23mm | Women: 23mm
Forefoot height: Men: 13mm | Women: 13mm
Brand: New Balance
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $100
Colorways: Grey, Pink
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

A top rated Road running shoe

Expert Reviews

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87 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews

  • 88 / 100 | Runblogger | | Level 5 expert

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

  • 86 / 100 | Doctors of Running | | Level 5 expert

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

  • 85 / 100 | 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.

  • 98 / 100 | Running Maven | | 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 | Active Gear Review | | Level 2 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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  • 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 this neutral running shoe is that 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.

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.


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.  The same outsole is also featured in the shoe's latest version the New Balance 1400 v6.  This tried and tested combination gives a nice blend of cushioning, responsiveness, and superior durability.


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.


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.

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