Facts

  • 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
    $110
  • Weight
    Men: 9.6oz
    Women: 8.3oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 6mm
    Women: 6mm

    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
    Men: 26mm
    Women: 26mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 20mm
    Women: 20mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal, Wide
    Women: Normal, Wide
  • Release date
    Unknown
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  • One of the updates incorporated by the New Balance 870 v5 is its engineered knit upper. This upper provides a snug fit, breathability, and flexibility. 
  • The New Balance 870 v5’s outsole is made out of ground contact EVA that features rubber pods. This provides durability to the shoe while providing good grip and traction on different surfaces.

The New Balance 870 v5 is available in standard sizing schemes for both men and women. To ensure accurate fit and sizing, trying on the fit of the shoe first and going through various user feedbacks are highly advised. 

The traditional lace-up closure of the shoe allows adjustable fit. The engineered knit upper of the shoe is also responsible for promoting the shoe’s adaptability to the foot, thus ensuring security and fit. 

The New Balance 870 v5 features a ground contact EVA outsole with rubber pods. The lightweight EVA outsole contributes to the durability of the shoe, while the rubber pods allow the shoe to have good traction and grip on different terrains. This technology is also incorporated in other New Balance running shoes

The 870 v5 exhibits a ground contact REVlite midsole that supports the stability while offering a lightweight ride. This also gives the shoe a firmer underfoot cushioning that helps prevent runners from overpronating. This technology is also featured in shoes like the New Balance 1400 v6 and New Balance 890 v6

A stabilizing medial post is also found in the 870 v5 that provides added stability to the shoe and offers lasting durability. 

To accommodate orthotics and add cushioning to the foot, a removable footbed is employed in the shoe’s midsole.  

The New Balance 870 v5 sports an engineered knit upper that allows the shoe to have more breathability and comfort. This feature also promotes the overall flexibility of the shoe. The knit upper is also known for its lightweight properties while comprising durability. 

Just like other road running shoes, it utilizes conventional lace-up closure for adjustable security and fit. 

For added cushioning and increased comfort, lightly padded collar and tongue are affixed to the shoe. 

A pull tab at the shoe’s rear is added to help assist the entry of the foot to the shoe. 

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