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  • Terrain


    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


    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

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


    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
  • Weight
    Men: 9.9oz
    Women: 7.8oz
  • 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: 27mm
    Women: 27mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 15mm
    Women: 15mm
  • Width
    Men: normal, wide
    Women: normal, wide
  • Release date
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We spent 7.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Some runners liked the comfortable and lightweight construction of the New Balance 780 v5.
  • The upper construction of the shoe is very lightweight and breathable.
  • Most runners noticed the enhanced cushioning and improved ground feel of the shoe.
  • The midsole have the dual layer foam that provides added cushioning for long distance runs.
  • An affordable shoe.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners felt that the 5th version of the New Balance 780 has a too wide toe box.
  • Others don’t like the laces of the shoe.

Bottom line

The New Balance 780 v5 is a road running shoe designed for neutral pronators. The updated version of the shoe offers added cushioning and promotes a responsive ride. This shoe is reliable for high-mileage runs and good as a daily training partner.


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Updates to New Balance 780 v5

  • New Balance made a few minor changes in the upper of the 780 v5 to make it more adaptive to the runner’s fit. Very noticeable in the modification is the lesser number of overlays in the midfoot and forefoot. The remaining overlays still hold the midfoot well while the shoe has better adjustability and more room in the interior.
  • The heel, this time around, gets more support and structure in the form of a more substantial overlay covering the area. It greatly helps secure the heel from slippage without being too stiff for comfort.

New Balance 780 v5 size and fit

The fit of the 780 v5 is in the mold of the previous version. It is fairly standard in the heel and forefoot with a really secure midfoot. The almost natural last in the shoe makes this a very comfortable fit for most runners. Available widths are D and B while the regular sizes are from 6 to 14 for the men’s and 4 to 12 for the women’s.


The outsole is divided between the traction-friendly blown rubber and the sturdy Ndurance rubber for protection against wear and tear. New Balance uses moderate treads in a full-contact outsole for moderate grip on different surfaces, even in wet conditions.


The Dupont Engage Isoprene Rubber-made ABZORB provides great shock attenuation and is very resilient. Runners will get to enjoy premium shock-dispersal features with this midsole tech. Running the whole length of the shoe is a standard EVA for adequate cushioning and responsiveness.


The topmost layer of the shoe is made of synthetic mesh for excellent breathability while the lesser TPU overlays make the upper more adaptable to the runner’s foot. A traditional sock liner and Strobel Last offer additional underfoot cushioning. The seamless upper and the well-padded tongue and collar offer great comfort from start to finish.