Facts

  • 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
    $75
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 9.6oz
    Women: 7.5oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    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
    Width
    Men: normal, wide
    Women: normal, wide
  • Release date
    Release date
    Jun 2017
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Summary

We spent 10 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • A lot of runners felt that the New Balance 775 v3 was true-to-size.
  • It had an apparently lightweight nature, noted several consumers.
  • The variety of color schemes that are available for this shoe gained positive remarks.
  • ‘Comfortable’ was a word that was used frequently to describe this running shoe.
  • The soft mid-sole foam accommodated long running sessions, a consumer wrote.
  • The outsole’s grip capability worked well, according to several runners.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The rubber tread-pattern in the heel section wore off after only 2 months of use, stated a tester.
  • A few consumers reported that it was tight around the mid-foot and forefoot areas.

Bottom line


The New Balance 775 v3 was generally well-received by those who have tried it. Many were appreciative of its performance on the roads. Neutral runners also welcomed its soft and comfortable mid-sole unit. But a few complained about the easily-worn outsole rubber and the apparent narrowness of its construction.

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Expert Reviews

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Updates to New Balance 775 v3

  • The New Balance 775 v3 is a running shoe that’s created for those who have a neutral pronation. It features a few design updates, but it’s mostly similar to its predecessor. In terms of its façade, while it still uses mostly printed overlays, they’re thinner this time around and they do not encompass a huge area of the upper unit. The heel section still uses a stitched overlay for more concrete foot lockdown.
  • Two technologies make up the mid-sole unit of this running shoe. The first one is the CUSH+ and it’s where the foot stands on. The second one is EVA and it extends to the ground, making it a part of the outsole, as well. A memory foam insert adds a bit more cushioning, as well.
  • Rubber is placed in the forefoot and rear sections of the New Balance 775 v3, where wear and tear are most common. Deep flex grooves make the entire platform more flexible.

New Balance 775 v3 size and fit

The New Balance 775 v3 as a standard running shoe length. It follows the regular preferences of runners when it comes to size. For the men’s version, the available widths are D – Medium, 4E – Extra Wide. The women’s version has B – Medium, D – Wide as the width options.

Outsole

Durable rubber is used in the outsole unit of the New Balance 775 v3. A strategy is employed here as they’re located in the forefoot and heel sections, areas that are more prone to wear and tear. The rubber is also efficient when it comes to delivering traction.

The bottom part of the mid-sole unit’s EVA foam is exposed to the ground. It also doles out traction via its patterned surface and its durable nature.

Flex grooves line the entire surface of the outsole. They make the platform more flexible and agreeable to the natural bending of the foot.

Midsole

The CUSH+ is a soft top-layer unit that offers responsive cushioning for the entire foot. It’s made to last long and resist sagging.

Ethyl vinyl acetate or EVA is an industry-standard foam. It serves as part of the mid-sole and outsole of the New Balance 775 v3. It delivers full-bodied cushioning and shock absorption, while also ensuring traction as it’s exposed to the ground.

The NB Memory Sole Comfort is an insert that adds a bit more cushioning to the runner. It follows the natural shape of the underfoot, therefore giving some mild support the curved that aren’t usually cushioned.

Upper

A mix of breathable mesh and synthetic materials makes up the main fabric of the New Balance 775 v3. Air is easily accommodated by the open construction of this layer, effectively keeping the foot cool and dry throughout the run.

Thin overlays are printed on the upper’s main fabric. They provide structure to the shoe’s façade, and yet they help in hugging the foot snugly and securely.

The interior lining is made up of a soft yet breathable material. It maintains a smooth and agreeable interior for the foot.

A traditional lace-up closure allows the runner to make the fit as tight or as loose as desired.

The padded tongue and collar cushion the top sections of the foot. They also prevent the foot from accidentally exiting the shoe by locking it down and keeping it in place.