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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
$75
Weight
Men: 7.6oz
Women: 6.3oz
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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 7.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Some runners were satisfied with the shoe's upper built that is highly breathable and the no-sew overlays offers a comfortable foot coverage.
  • A comfortable inner fabric, as well as a padded collar & tongue ensure a non-irritating experience for the foot.
  • The mid-sole foam that offers a lightweight yet durable underfoot platform gave some runners satisfaction.
  • Most runners appreciated the neutral construction of the 775, from its 8mm drop to its non-bulky platform.
  • Many reviewers appreciated the inclusion of rubber components in the outsole, which help in providing protection against wear and tearing.
  • The New Balance 775 feels light and fast based on some reviews.
  • A significant number of runners noticed the flexibility of the shoe.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners complained that it was a bit narrow in the forefoot area.
  • Others thought that it was a bit rigid, limiting the natural movement of their feet.
  • A few noticed that it was a half size smaller than what they were used to.

Bottom line

Many runners have acclimated to the 775 from New Balance because of its neutral platform, the durable materials, the cool look and the reliable upper coverage. It’s a great choice for daily exercises and races.


Rankings


Ratings

4.6 / 5 based on 104 ratings

5 star
81%
4 star
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3 star
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2 star
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Updates to New Balance 775

  • A combination of synthetic materials and mesh make up the upper unit of the New Balance 775. This section allows air to enter the shoe and provide ventilation to the runner. The overlay system is fused with the upper fabrics to deliver a comfortable fit that’s not marred by unnecessary stitching or obtrusive layers. Reflective coating is added to the logo, making the shoe more visible under low-light conditions.
  • The mid-sole unit of this running shoe makes use of the Cush+, a plush underfoot foam system that delivers responsive cushioning to the entire underside of the foot. It doesn’t break down easily, so it remains competent for longer periods of time. Underneath this revolutionary foam unit lies an EVA unit that’s in contact with the ground. It gives additional cushioning.
  • Durable rubber is placed in critical areas of the outsole. Its strategic placing enables it to protect the areas of the sole unit that are more prone to wear and tear. Deep flex grooves are cut to provide sure flexibility and freedom of motion.

New Balance 775 size and fit

The New Balance 775 has a standard running shoe length. It is available in sizes that adhere to the regular measurements. The men and women’s versions come in medium widths, which means that this shoe is able to accommodate those with medium sized feet. The semi-curved shape follows the natural curve of the human foot.


Outsole

The outsole of the New Balance 775 uses a durable rubber material in order to protect critical areas from wear and tear. It acts as a shield against the potentially damaging effects of surface friction. It also delivers reliable traction on the asphalt.

Deep flex grooves cut all over the surface of the outsole. They allow the platform to move in accordance with the biomechanics of the wearer’s foot. Freedom of motion is given to the runner.


Midsole

The Cush+ technology uses a foam compound that is soft and responsive. The foot immediately feels comfortable when standing on this unit. It cushions the foot-strike and helps the runner spring back up during the toe-off. It’s durable, too.

Ethylene vinyl acetate is placed underneath the Cush+. This full-length foam is in contact with the ground, so it is able to attenuate impact shock and deliver additional cushioning to the wearer.


Upper

A mix of synthetic materials and mesh make up the upper unit of the New Balance 775. The fabric itself is able to welcome environmental air into the foot-chamber in order to keep the runner well-ventilated.

The tongue and collar are padded, therefore giving additional security to the foot. They assist in locking the foot in place and preventing any accidental shoe removals.

Thin overlays are fused directly to the upper fabric. They help in giving a snug and secure fit to the runner. They are connected to the lacing system, so whenever the shoelaces are adjusted, they follow suit.

The N logos placed on the medial and lateral sides are coated with a reflective material, which heightens visibility in low-light conditions.