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  • Terrain
    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
    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
    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
    Price
    $60
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 10.4oz
    Women: 8.2oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    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.

  • Heel height
    Heel height
    Men: 30mm
    Women: 30mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 18mm
    Women: 18mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 7.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

8 reasons to buy

  • The breathable mesh of the upper was welcomed by many because it didn’t let their feet feel warm, even during all-day use.
  • A lot of the testers generally described their experience with the New Balance 670v1 as very comfortable.
  • Runners noted that the width was adequate and that it didn’t feel tight or restrictive.
  • One user stated that the upper fabrics and the mid-sole prevented foot and ankle pain.
  • Runners acknowledged its appealing design because it was able to blend well with their casual attire.
  • The toe area was roomy, as noted by some testers.
  • The ABZORB® cushioning technology in the heel was able to provide support during each step, said users who tried it.
  • Runners said that this shoe’s price was affordable, even though it features high quality components and technologies.

3 reasons not to buy

  • One tester complained that it felt small, even when they ordered one size bigger than what they were used to.
  • Some runners felt that the lack of stability mechanics—or even an arch support unit—added risk for underfoot discomfort, especially after long running sessions.
  • A small number of users felt the upper fabric tear apart after only a few months of use.

Bottom line

The New Balance 670v1 is a running shoe that’s greatly enjoyed by many because of its appealing design, its comfortable components, and responsive performance on the roads. It may run a size smaller than preferred, but neutral runners generally praised its service and quality.

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Updates to New Balance 670v1

  • The upper unit of the New Balance 670v1 uses a mix of synthetic materials and mesh. Open pores enable environmental air to enter the foot-chamber in order to keep the foot cool and dry. A thin net-like layer covers these open ports to prevent dust or small debris from entering the shoe. Stitched overlays wrap the upper fabrics. These add-ons provide structure to the upper, but they also give a snug and secure fit that’s tuned to the preference of the wearer because they’re connected to the lacing system.
  • IMEVA or Injection Molded Ethylene vinyl acetate is a foam unit that is able to deliver firm cushioning to the runner. It doesn’t sacrifice flexibility, because it still allows natural foot movement to take its course. It is durable, so it won’t break down easily. A substantial thickness in the rear area allows heel strikers to enjoy more comfortable landings on the ground. The ABZORB® cushioning tech adds more support to the rear, enabling the foot to go through the gait cycle with ease and comfort.
  • The outsole unit of the New Balance 670v1 features a durable rubber compound that’s able to protect the foam mid-sole from the abrasive nature of the asphalt. It also covers the ABZORB foam, so that unit stays safe, as well. Flex grooves in the front area facilitate the natural movement of the foot as it gears up towards the toe-off.

New Balance 670v1 size and fit

The New Balance 670v1 runs a bit small, so it is recommended for runners to get one size larger to achieve a more relaxed fit. It is available in medium and wide widths, thus giving the runners more choices when it comes to how it fits. Its semi-curved shape naturally mimics the curve of the human foot.


Outsole

Durable rubber covers the sole unit and protects it from the potentially damaging nature of the asphalt. It is used liberally in this model, so it even covers the tip of the upper forefoot section. As it shields the mid-sole, it also gives reliable traction on the roads.

Flex grooves run horizontally in the forefoot area. They make the platform more adherent to the natural movement of the foot, which is especially helpful and efficient during the toe-off phase.


Midsole

Injection Molded Ethylene vinyl acetate is a full-length foam that is able to cushion the foot entirely during the running session. It has a firm nature, so it won’t feel very springy. But such a design contributes to its overall durability. It is also flexible, so runners won’t feel restricted when it comes to their movements.

The ABZORB® foam unit uses a mix of isoprene rubber and proprietary materials. This material is placed in the heel area to help absorb impact, deliver cushioning, and make the foot’s transitions much smoother.


Upper

A breathable mesh material makes up the main cover system of the New Balance 670v1. It allows air to provide ventilation to the foot by going into visible pores on its façade. A thin net-like layer made from synthetic materials protect the interior from being infiltrated by dust or small road debris.

Synthetic overlays are stitched onto the upper fabrics. They provide a snug and secure fit because they adapt to the tightening or loosening of the lacing system.