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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 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

    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: 9oz
    Women: 6.9oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 8mm
    Women: 8mm

    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.

  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 6.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The upper unit’s so-sew mesh and synthetic application makes for a comfortable and durable coverage.
  • Runners appreciated that the overlay system has been directly applied onto the upper unit, making it one with the fabric.
  • A good number of testers noted that the different color schemes available for this model made it more visually appealing.
  • The mid-sole unit is comprised of a variety of cushioning systems that provide sure underfoot support and comfort for a variety of activities.
  • The New Balance 775 v2 has a budget-friendly price.
  • A smooth fabric lines the inner sleeve of this model, keeping the foot comfortable even when wearing it without socks.

3 reasons not to buy

  • There were runners who thought that the tongue and collar didn’t have enough padding to help keep their feet locked in place.
  • The thin rubber on the outsole wore out quickly for some testers.
  • A few testers noted that it was half-a-size smaller than the usual.

Bottom line

The 2nd version of the 775 from New Balance offers a more robust cushioning system, an appealing upper design and an overall comfortable running experience. Flexibility and responsiveness are its strengths. It’s a solid option for daily running and training.

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Expert Reviews

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Updates to New Balance 775 v2

  • The upper unit design of this new version has been updated. Unlike the 1st version of the New Balance 775, this one exposes the mesh material at the front area. It more effectively takes in air to maintain a well-ventilated environment for the foot.
  • In contrast to the lowered forefoot shape of the previous version, the 775 v2 gives more space for the runner by having the forefoot area raised. It’s a design that accommodates those who have a more rounded foot shape.
  • In addition to the superb CUSH+ and Ground Contact EVA cushioning systems, this version now has IMEVA for added firmness and flexibility to the platform.
  • The tip of the shoe has been reinforced with rubber, as well as synthetic coverings. It prevents the tearing of the material and protects the toes of the runner from debris when running on the roads.

New Balance 775 v2 size and fit

The New Balance 775 v2 was made to follow the standard running shoe length. Runners can get the size that they’re more acclimated to. It’s also available in medium and wide widths, so it can accommodate a variety of foot shapes. The front area of this shoe has been raised to give more space for the forefoot and wiggle room for the toes.

Outsole

The outsole works in tandem with the mid-sole. They are essentially one single unit, providing comfort, security and protection to the wearer. Blown Rubber is placed in critical areas of this shoe to protect the sole unit from wear and tearing. This type of rubber still provides a bit of cushioning and reliable traction over the roads.

Deep flex cuts in the sole unit distributes the cushioning well, so that the entirety of the foot can benefit from it. It also lets the wearer feel a more natural sense of flexibility, enabling them to move more freely during their activities.

Midsole

The CUSH+ is the New Balance brand of soft and responsive cushioning. It’s resilient against breakage and it capably carries the foot. It offers comfort, balance and springiness to every step.

Ground Contact Ethylene vinyl acetate or GCEVA offers full-bodied cushioning that comes from the ground up. Having a full cushioning system for the entire sole unit ensures long-lasting underfoot comfort, efficient protection and better performance.

To add more durability and flexibility to the cushioning system, the Injection Molded EVA foam has been incorporated in the 775 v2. It’s a high quality foam that injected into the unit itself and not just layered in, ensuring a quality platform that lasts.

Upper

Mesh and synthetic materials make up the upper unit of this running shoe. These materials ensure breathable, comfortable and secure coverage. These materials are strong and efficient and they do not easily break or lose structural integrity.

The no-sew application of the upper materials provide a clean and seamless wearing experience for the runner. It also reduces the overall weight of the shoe. No additional layers mean that flexibility and efficacy in running becomes more prominent.

The smooth inner lining keeps the interior soft and non-irritating to the skin of the wearer, making the 775 v2 great for those who want to wear it without socks.