Verdict from 2 experts and +100 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • A good number of consumers said that the shoe was very comfortable and supportive.
  • A lot of runners commented that the New Balance Cypher Run was breathable and lightweight in structure.
  • Many runners loved its nice-looking design. It was stylish, according to them.
  • Some testers were happy with the different color options.
  • The shoe was reasonably-priced, according to most of those who have tried it.
  • Many reviewers agreed that it was not only suitable for walking and running sessions, but also for casual activities and gym exercises.

3 reasons not to buy

  • One of the users commented that the shoe was too narrow for his foot.
  • A buyer said that he had a hard time putting the shoe on. According to him, the opening was small.
  • A user was disappointed because the rubber at the bottom of the shoe started to fall off after only several uses.

Bottom line

Many runners loved the New Balance Cypher Run because of its different color options. They commented that it was lightweight, supportive, comfortable and breathable. They agreed that the shoe worked well on running, walking, gym and casual activities. Although one of those who tested it noted that the shoe was too narrow for his foot, others still recommended the New Balance Cypher Run, mainly because of the amount of grip it provided during the running session.

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Good to know

  • The New Balance Cypher Run is a mid-cut road running shoe that is designed with a lightweight upper. It offers a light disposition and construction so that runners won’t feel weighed down during their day-to-day running activities.
  • The outsole utilizes the Ripple design to provide the needed amount of traction for a wide variety of surfaces.
  • It uses the EVA midsole that aims to deliver a comfortable cushioning and a secure underfoot experience.

When it comes to sizing, the New Balance Cypher Run has a standard running shoe length, just like the Cypher Run v2. The shoe is best for runners who prefer road running activities. D – Medium is the available width for the men’s version and B – Medium for the women’s version. It has a semi-curved shape, which adheres to the natural curvature of the human foot.

Featured on the outsole is the Ripple traction pattern that is designed to provide grip on the pavement. Ripple soles aim to perform best on flat and hard surfaces because of its impact-absorbing design.

This New Balance running shoe utilizes the EVA midsole for a responsive and soft cushioning. This technology helps protect the runner’s foot from impact and from perceiving harmful, sharp, or hard objects. The EVA material also aims to endure all possible pressure and challenges during the running and walking activities.

The upper area uses the Cleatie Construction to wrap the foot securely and heighten snugness. This technology provides a “sock-like” fit that intends to move with the runner as they run.

It uses the Speed Lacing System that allows the shoe to go on and off with a little effort during the running session. This technology is essential for quick and easy adjustment and tightening.

The New Balance Cypher Run features the Mid-cut silhouette to provide ankle support. It also protects the runner’s foot from debris and other potentially irritating objects that might try to enter the shoe.

Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.