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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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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WeightMen: 10.5ozWomen: 8.4oz
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: 35mmWomen: 35mm
Forefoot heightMen: 23mmWomen: 23mm
WidthMen: normal, wideWomen: normal, wide
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Updates to New Balance 610 v5
- New Balance completely revamps the outsole in the 5th version of the 610, giving it a stronger bite and more versatility on the trail. Using the new AT Tread Outsole that features moderately aggressive and multi-directional lugs, including the perimeter of the shoe, the new version promises to tackle all sorts of off-road surfaces. The deep flex grooves are incorporated in the outsole for enhanced flexibility and better transitions from the heel to the forefoot.
- In the 610 v5, New Balance removed many of the numerous overlays and simply strategically placing the remaining ones. It helps reduce the weight of the new version and lessens the risks of hot spots and irritations as there are also lesser stitches.
- The mesh is also more open, which should automatically enhance the shoe breathability.
- New Balance introduces a new midfoot loop in this model that allows runners to fully get personalized fit and comfort.
New Balance 610 v5 size and fit
The fit of the New Balance 610 v5 is a trademark of this line. It has locked in support in the heel and midfoot with a spacious toe room. The average fit should be something most runners will find comfort in. Versatility regarding fit is provided by the medium, wide, and extra wide options. The shoe length is standard and offered in sizes 6 to 15 for the men’s and 5 to 12 for the women’s.
The outsole features lugs of moderate size that delivers plenty of versatility for the runner. With this kind of tread pattern, runners can effortlessly move from the road to the trail. The new feature is called AT Tread Outsole and is significant because of the bite the perimeter lugs provide. Running on technical trail will be as easy as running on dirt roads.
The midsole features the ABZORB crash pad for shock-absorbing features and the company-exclusive ACTEVA LITE for resiliency and cushioning. An XLT Footbed lies between the outsole tread and the ACTEVA LITE midsole for added cushioning and durability.
The upper presents a more open mesh for enhanced breathability while strategically placed synthetic overlays provide support and structure. A near seamless interior and good padding in the heel and tongue offer excellent comfort.