DiscontinuedUpdate: New Balance 1400 v6
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WeightMen: 6.5ozWomen: 5.5oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 10mmWomen: 10mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
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Heel heightMen: 23mmWomen: 23mm
Forefoot heightMen: 13mmWomen: 13mm
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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87 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews
It simply disappears on my feet, and that's pretty much the best compliment I can give to any shoe.
The New Balance 1400v3 is listed at 6.1 ounces and that is how it feels.
This update removes the offending overlays, allowing room for forefoot splay while still holding the foot securely enough for fast-paced turnover.
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.
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.
- 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.