Who should buy the New Balance 860 v7

The 860 v7 from New Balance is one of the brand's premium stability shoes for runners who want a firmer ride. This running shoe is recommended if:

  • You have mild to moderate overpronation who want a running shoe that is ready for long distances
  • You are on the heavier side and prefer a cushioned shoe that can support your low arch

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Updates to the New Balance 860 v7

  • A new cushioning technology that provides a responsive ride for longer miles
  • A lower heel drop for more natural movement and closer ground feel
  • Flexible engineered mesh for exceptional breathability and additional support

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Reliable traction and durability

The shoe utilizes a blown rubber compound that is strategically placed in the outsole unit. It delivers reliable traction while running on the road and it gives durability on high-abrasion areas. This outsole material is used in some popular New Balance shoes, like the New Balance 860 v9.

New Balance 860 v7 blown rubber outsole

A balance of support and cushioning in the 860 v7

The midsole of the New Balance 860 v7 features the new TRUFUSE cushioning technology. It is a combination of the softer ACTEVA foam and firmer ABZORB foam that provides a great balance of support and cushioning.

New Balance 860 v7 Trufuse midsole

The dual-density medial post designed to reduce overpronation and the T-BEAM technology offers torsional stability.

New Balance 860 v7 stability feature

Optimal comfort in the 860 v7's upper

The New Balance 860 v7 features an engineered upper mesh that provides breathability. It is also flexible to comfortably wrap the foot.

New Balance 860 v7 engineered mesh

It still utilizes the asymmetrical heel counter and the midfoot support.

New Balance 860 v7 heel counter

The shoe retains the neoprene stretch tongue and lace.

New Balance 860 v7 neoprene features

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 11.5oz / Women 9.6oz
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Stability
Forefoot height: 22mm
Heel height: 32mm
Collection: New Balance 860

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