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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 high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

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
$135
Weight
Men: 10.8oz
Women: 8.9oz
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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.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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.

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.

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.

Summary

We spent 9.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

4 reasons to buy

  • It features the protective forefoot rock plate that is very useful for rough surfaces.
  • The New Balance 910 v2 has a gusset tongue that keeps debris and small rocks from entering the shoe.
  • Some runners took note of the impressive cushioning of the shoe.
  • It provides superb traction for different surfaces.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The men's version is slightly heavy.
  • Based on some reviews, the fit is not as impressive as the original model.

Bottom line

The New Balance 910 v2 provides runner an impressive combination of protection, cushioning, traction and responsiveness. It is one of the shoes that will not disappoint when use in varied terrains. This shoe is great for daily runs, workout and daily running.


Rankings


Ratings

4.2 / 5 based on 31 ratings

5 star
58%
4 star
19%
3 star
16%
2 star
0%
1 star
6%

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Expert Reviews

Experts are runners, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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80 / 100 based on 13 expert reviews

  • 81 / 100 by GEARIST • Brandon • Level 3 expert

    I just really think this is a solid all-around shoe.

  • 84 / 100 by Canadian Running Magazine • Canadian Running Magazine • Level 5 expert

    New Balance is making really pretty shoes, and this is sure to be a standout on the trail or cutting through the the snow.

  • 81 / 100 by Gearist • Brandon Wood • Level 5 expert

    I’ve said several times in this review that the New Balance 910v2 is quite a bit of shoe but I’d also like to insert the caveat that that is incredibly subjective to the runner.

  • 60 / 100 by Runner's World • Runner's World • Level 5 expert

    All that material made the fit stiff, and they felt heavy on the run, but testers praised the support.

  • 85 / 100 by Running Competitor • Lisa Jhung • Level 4 expert

    Cushioning was adequate in absorbing impact and protecting the underfoot from jabs.

  • 84 / 100 by SGB Today • SGB Today • Level 3 expert

    This is more of a high-mileage trainer than ultralight racer, and is reminiscent of more classic styles favoring heel-strikers, and offering responsive overall performance for varied terrain. 

  • 84 / 100 by Austin Fit Magazine • Cregg Weinmann • Level 3 expert

    The 910 v2 continues to offer the performance expected of the line, maintaining its traction, ride, and value.

  • 84 / 100 by Running Network LLC • Running Network • Level 3 expert

    The 910 v2 continues to offer the performance expected of the line, maintaining its traction, ride, and value.

  • 80 / 100 by Run Haven • Adam Chase • Level 3 expert

    With its REVlite midsole, rock plate, insole padding and burly outsole, the new 910 is all about protection for those who can handle a heftier shoe and stiffer ride.

  • 94 / 100 by Bearded Brothers Trail Running • Bearded Brothers Trail Running • Level 2 expert

    With the MT910v2 New Balance haven’t just won the battle, they might have just won the war.

  • 80 / 100 by Running Competitor • Brian Metzler and Lisa Jhung • Level 2 expert

    Narrow-footed testers felt the wider fit lacked nimbleness on the trail, but those who need volume were thrilled about the fit and ride.

  • 78 / 100 by Run Haven • Run Haven • Level 1 expert

    Not a speed demon, but good for grinding out moderate paced long distances on trail.

  • 75 / 100 by Trail Runner • Emil Banks and Paul Cuno-Booth • Level 1 expert

    Some slop in the midfoot leads to the foot sliding on steep downhills, and the relatively narrow toebox can feel cramped.

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Updates to New Balance 910 v2

  • New Balance rebuilt the 2nd edition of the 910 from the ground up to bring its performance on the trail to another level. For a trail shoe, the most logical update often happens in the outsole. The 910 v2 has a deeper set of multi-directional lugs that blankets the entire outsole for a really enhanced bite on different trail surfaces. New Balance designed the specific spacing of the lugs to keep mud from sticking on the outsole.
  • The sole gets a makeover in the form of a new heel drop. From 10mm to 8mm, the change is seen as the best way to find a sweet spot for runners who love the traditional offset and for those who are looking for something that is closer to the 4-6mm heel drop range. This update results to better transitions and a closer to the ground feel than the past version.
  • New Balance improved the upper by making it more adaptable to the runner’s foot. The upper is a bit more flexible and lighter with still enough support for long training sessions on the rugged trail. Breathability gets a turn for the better as it features a new mesh with substantially bigger holes.
  • Upper durability gets an upgrade as there are a few additional stitched overlays. One very notable addition is the presence of a prominent rand that offers a 360-degree of protection and support. Runners who were looking for a more robust and long-lasting ride will find the updates to their liking.

New Balance 910 v2 size and fit

New Balance made the fit and sizing of the 910 v2 basically the same as the original 910. It has good space in the heel and forefoot and a snug midfoot. This is the type of average measurement that benefits most runners. Available widths are medium, wide, and extra wide while sizes are from 7 to 15 for the men’s and 5 to 12 for the women’s.


Outsole

The outsole is perhaps the best part of the 910 v2 because of two main elements. One is the new, deep, and aggressive multi-directional lugs that really offer superb grip on different trail surfaces. Number two is the Sticky Rubber compound that New Balance uses in most of its trail shoes. It brings superior traction, even in wet conditions. There is a Rock Plate right between the outsole and the midsole for protection against sharp objects.


Midsole

Taking sole position of the midsole is the Revlite foam, which has all the durability and responsive cushioning of all New Balance foams, but is 30% lighter. It gives the midsole a really good feel of softness upon landing and firmness for take offs.


Upper

A synthetic mesh offers a really breathable ride. It is now a bit softer, which helps the upper adapt better to the runner’s foot. New Balance offers the Toe Protect or the rubber-like material in the toe box to prevent the toes from getting bruised while the gusseted tongue keeps dirt and trail debris off. There is a standard sockliner for more step-in comfort and a fit that hugs the foot.