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.
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WeightMen: 9.1ozWomen: 7.2oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 12mmWomen: 12mm
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 heightMen: 33mmWomen: 33mm
Forefoot heightMen: 21mmWomen: 21mm
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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While it can be found at a great price, I simply do not think I adjusted well with the level of comfort from these M3190v2’s.
- New Balance kept the update to a minimum in the 2nd iteration of the 3190. One very clear modification is the new synthetic mesh with smaller, but countless holes. This mesh is a bit softer than the past version for enhanced adaptability and durability while retaining the same kind of breathability.
- The really rigid toe protection is replaced by some form of rubber material for improved protection without the stiffness of the plastic or the stitches that came along with it. New Balance makes the toe room less susceptible to irritation or hotspots with lesser stitches in this area. The lessening of the risks to irritation is enhanced further by the removal of the previously stitched overlays in the forefoot.
- The new 3190 also offers an external heel counter not found in the original model. It provides better heel security while flexibility is still evident to adapt to the runner’s foot.
New Balance brought back the fit and sizing of the past model, which are of standard measurement, in the 3190 v2. The heel and forefoot areas have enough space with a nice snug fit in the midfoot. Most runners have a very good chance of finding their best fit and comfort in this shoe. Available widths are medium, wide, and extra wide while sizes are from 7 to 15 for the men’s and 5 to 12 for the women’s.
A full-contact outsole with tame treads and covered entirely by blown rubber provide more than enough traction and durability on the road. There are also small flex grooves that add a little flexibility to the shoe.
The midsole showcases one of New Balance’s best foams in the Revlite. It is made of really sturdy and responsive material at 30% less weight than most of New Balance’s cushioning materials. The full-length Revlite makes cushioning consistent and contributes to the soft feel of the 3190 v2.
The Fantom Fit technology is the main feature in the upper. New Balance uses the term to refer to the combination of synthetic mesh with superb breathability and welded midfoot overlays that provide excellent support and structure. Toe protection is served by a rubber material with very minimal stitching. Comfort is effectively provided by a well-padded tongue and collar while the removal insole automatically increases step-in comfort and fit.