|Weight:||Men: 10.3oz | Women: 7.9oz|
|Heel to toe drop:||Men: 8mm | Women: 8mm|
|Arch type:||High arch|
|Strike Pattern:||Midfoot strike|
|Distance:||Daily running | Long distance | Marathon|
|Width:||Men: X-Wide | Women: Normal|
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.
Are you an expert? Apply to contribute here.
80 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews
As a mid-priced trail running shoe, we think these 690v2 Trail Running Shoes are an excellent choice for the money.
- The lugged ‘AT tread’ outsole is an optimal combination of traction and flexibility. The rubber performs exceptionally well on a variety of trail surfaces.
- The Injection Molded EVA Midsole adds an extra bounce to every stride and ensures great energy return. Resultantly, runners are able to perform well on longer distances without worrying about the fatigue.
- The tongue has been strategically placed and attached to the sides of the upper for additional protection against debris and better lockdown of the foot inside the shoe while running.
This very affordable running shoe is available in the standard running length. It comes in the medium width of D and B and the X-wide lengths of 4E and D for men and women respectively. The shoe offers sufficient space in the toe box for flexing of toes and also for the swelling of feet which usually happens after long distance running.
The ‘AT tread’ outsole is aggressively lugged for maximum traction and great flexibility on rough terrains. It is suitable for both rocky and loose surfaces. The lugged rubber, being highly durable and resistant to abrasion, bashes through the very harsh and tricky situations very well.
The Injection Molded EVA foam (IMEVA) happens to slightly lighter than a compression molded midsole. It also offers a better energy return and a springier ride for its users.
The smooth lining, cushioned insole feels very soft against the feet and the NB Response 2.0 performance insert is the brand’s exclusive sock-liner which offers additional comfort to the runners.
The 690 v2 trail has the synthetic mesh upper, which ensures an optimal mix of breathability and comfort. The seamless textile provides a sock-like fit to the users. The shoe’s upper works together with the midsole to avoid slipping of the foot inside the shoe from the sole’s edge especially on steep gradients.
There is also the padded collar and a gusseted tongue sewn in place for protection of midfoot from debris. The strategic attachment of the tongue to the sides of the shoe’s upper also helps in keeping the foot firm inside the shoe.