Facts

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
$70
Weight
Men: 12.3oz
Women: 9.9oz
Heel to toe drop
Men: 12mm
Women: 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.

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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 8.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

8 reasons to buy

  • The New Balance 510 v3 was a very comfortable shoe, according to some users.
  • Some runners mentioned that they liked the eye-catching colors and design of the shoe.
  • More than a couple of runners made positive remarks on the shoe’s reliable grip on both wet and dry surfaces.
  • A number of users were impressed with the shoe’s reliable cushioning.
  • The 510 v3 was a versatile shoe; some users used it as a trail running and daily go-to shoe.
  • The shoe’s outsole unit was durable enough for off-road running, according to a handful of users.
  • According to few users, the 510 v3 was a breathable shoe.
  • An affordable running shoe.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A few number of runners mentioned that the shoe was heavy and looked bulky on their feet.
  • Most runners were disappointed with the sizing of the 510 v3. It was a half size smaller than their standard sizing.
  • The shoe was way too narrow, said some users.

Bottom line

The New Balance 510 v3 is a trail running shoe designed for neutral foot movement. The shoe gained positive remarks because of its durability, comfort and reliable traction while running on varied terrains. However, most of the runners were unhappy because of the tight fitting and off sizing of the shoe.


Rankings

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Ratings

4 / 5 based on 1303 ratings

5 star
50%
4 star
21%
3 star
11%
2 star
8%
1 star
9%

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Updates to New Balance 510 v3

  • Comfort was mainly improved in the 3rd version of the New Balance 510 v3. It comes with a new upper design and has an ultra-soft removable insert that is designed to give added comfort whenever necessary.
  • The outsole of the New Balance 510 v3 was also updated. Though it still uses the dual-use outsole tread, the lugs are more aggressive than the previous version for a more reliable off-road running.

New Balance 510 v3 size and fit

The size of the New Balance 510 v3 runs a half-size smaller. It comes with a comfortable fit in the heel and midfoot area. It accommodates a wide range of foot measurements since it comes in medium, wide and extra-wide widths for men’s version and medium and wide widths for women’s version.

Outsole

The outsole of the New Balance 510 v3 features the AT Tread, a dual-use outsole tread that is designed for both on and off-road running. The aggressive lugs of the shoe provides reliable traction on varied surfaces and the brand’s notable Ndurance rubber offers maximum durability.

Midsole

The 3rd version of the New Balance 510 still utilizes the full-length molded EVA midsole that is extended from the heel to the forefoot. It provides reliable cushioning with enhanced flexibility for a responsive ride. It is firm enough to provide comfortable underfoot protection while running off-road.

Upper

The upper of the New Balance 510 v3 comes with a breathable upper mesh coverage that provides maximum breathability while running. It also comes with synthetic overlays designed for added support. The shoe has a lace-up closure and the padded tongue and collar provide added comfort. The shoe also comes with a removable ultra-soft insole that is designed for added comfort.