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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 normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low 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.

  • Use

    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: 7.3oz
    Women: 6.2oz
  • 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.

  • Heel height
    Men: 25mm
    Women: 25mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 15mm
    Women: 15mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Mar 2016
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Rankings

Expert Reviews

Experts are runners, 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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86 / 100 based on 7 expert reviews

  • 89 / 100 | Average Dude 604 | Level 2 expert

    I ran my first marathon in this shoe and let me tell you I absolutely, absolutely loved it!

  • 98 / 100 | Road Trail Run | | Level 5 expert

    They are one of the smoothest, sleekest, fastest and most comfortable running shoes I own. With the extra padding up front they are now more viable as a lightweight trainer  and they are a terrific shoe on race day. They feel good at any speed and have a perfect balance of cushion and stiffness.

  • 82 / 100 | Runner's World | Level 5 expert

    New Balance didn’t mess much with the perennially popular 1400 lightweight trainer and racer. This version simply refines the upper using softer fabrics for a supple, closer-to-the-foot feel.

  • 80 / 100 | Running Shoes Guru | | Level 5 expert

    Now in its 4th incarnation, the 1400 is similar to the 1500 but with a less extreme attitude. It is softer while still incredibly light (closer to 7 oz. than it is to 8) and the 10mm drop is more forgiving than the 6mm of the 1500. 

  • 80 / 100 | Running Product Reviews | Level 3 expert

    Familiar fit. Works very well. Nicely cushioned without being too much shoe.

  • 90 / 100 | Redable | Level 1 expert

    Overall, I enjoyed this shoe quite a lot. This is the best running shoe I have ever put on my feet.

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  • The New Balance 1400 v4 is a feast for the eyes, thanks to its use of vibrant hues, as well as its modern design. Contemporary runners are going to enjoy the visual presentation of this model. Still, its components and features contribute well to its contemporary look; a solid set of systems and technologies work together in order to provide efficient running experiences on the roads.
  • The upper unit of this cheap running shoe makes use of a lightweight mesh as the main fabric. This smooth material is responsive to the movements of the foot, yet it’s durable enough to resist tears and other effects of continued use. The no-sew application greatly reduces the weight of this shoe because it doesn’t need bulky add-ons and threads; instead, a thin overlay system has been fused directly to the mesh, giving the shoe more structure and providing the runner with a snug and secure fit.
  • The platform of the New Balance 1400 v4 utilizes the RevLite, a responsive yet durable foam unit that’s 30% lighter than most mid-sole foams. It is capable of delivering a full-bodied underfoot experience without sacrificing flexibility or weight. Blown rubber shields the foam unit from wear and tear. It also provides traction, which is greatly important for every running session.

Regular measurements were used in the making of the New Balance 1400 v4. It comes in sizes that adhere to the standard preferences of men and women. The available width is medium. It is able to accommodate those runners who have medium sized feet. Its semi-curved shape follows the natural shape of the human foot.

Blown rubber is a responsive material that’s actually meant to add a bit more cushioning for the foot, on top of its protective purpose. It also provides surface traction, enabling the wearer to easily take control of their movements on the asphalt. Flex grooves allow the platform to be more adherent to the natural movements of the foot. They make the toe-off phase more agreeable because that is where the foot bends the most.

The RevLite technology consists of a foam that’s 30% lighter than the standard cushioning units used by New Balance. It’s responsive and durable. It won’t sag easily, even after many uses. This midsole element is also used in the NB 1400 v6 running shoe.

Above the main mid-sole unit is the Traditional Sock Liner, which provides additional cushioning to the immediate underfoot area. It doesn’t sacrifice flexibility or the overall efficacy of the platform below it.

The Open Mesh affords the runner with breathable support. Environmental air is easily able to enter the shoe in order to keep the foot cool and dry. The No-Sew application of the overlay system greatly reduces the overall weight of the shoe. It also does away with the bulky look caused by stitched layers and seams. The synthetic overlays connect directly to the lacing system. They adjust in accordance with the tightening or loosening of the lacing system, making the coverage more agreeable to the preference of the wearer.

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