|Update:||New Balance 910 v4|
|Weight:||Men: 11.3oz | Women: 9oz|
|Heel to toe drop:||Men: 8mm | Women: 8mm|
|Arch type:||High arch|
|Strike Pattern:||Midfoot strike|
|Distance:||Daily running | Long distance | Marathon|
|Release date:||Sep 2016|
|Type:||Heavy | Big guy | Low drop|
|Width:||Men: Normal | Women: Normal|
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The Leadville is designed to provide a smoother, faster ride whereas the 910 v3 is designed to provide greater stability when twisting or scrambling over rocks.
- New Balance made some changes in the 3rd iteration of the 910. The changes, mostly occur in the upper where the addition of a midfoot panel on the medial side is the most apparent. It adds structure and support, particularly since the shoe is designed for the rough and tumble outdoors.
- The new lighter and softer mesh also happens to be more breathable than the earlier model. It guarantees runners a cool and dry run on the trails. There are also lesser stitches in the upper that should reduce the risks of getting blisters. The removal of the huge stitches also enhances the look of the latest 910. Runners get a more sophisticated and sleek looking upper this time around.
- Another update in the upper is the presence of a relatively thin external heel counter. The new feature provides stability and support in this area.
The New Balance 910 v3 is mostly similar to its predecessor where the fit is concerned. It has superb midfoot and heel security that is not restrictive while the toe box has enough space for the toes to comfortably splay. Runners with regular foot dimensions should easily find their sweet spot in this shoe. It comes in wide and extra wide widths. The shoe runs true to size.
The outsole of the 3rd instalment of the 910 is covered with aggressive, sticky rubber for premium traction on wet surfaces. Providing enhanced grip on rugged trails are the moderately-sized and aggressive lugs that practically cover the entire sole of the shoe. A well-articulated heel isolates shock. The rubber in the heel is prominently bevelled, which is designed for a faster and smoother transition through the gait cycle.
New Balance’s innovative Revlite foam runs the length of the midsole of the 910 v3. It is 30% lighter than other brand-exclusive foams, but does not compromise durability and responsiveness. This midsole element is also present in the NB 910 v4. As it covers the entire midsole, it also helps with the movement from landing to toe-off. A protective layer lies between the midsole and the outsole to prevent the foot from sharp objects on the trails.
The extremely breathable Air Mesh covers a large portion of the upper. Beneath the upper are underlays that New Balance calls the FantomFit technology. Its no-sew construction provides an irritant free locked-down support and security. An inner cleatie wraps the foot for more comfort and support. There is serious protection coming from a substantial Toe Bumper that also acts as solid protection on all sides against abrasion. The tongue and collar have moderate padding while a non-removable EVA footbed improves cushioning in the New Balance 910 v3.