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
    $90
  • Weight
    Men: 7.4oz
    Women: 6.1oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 8mm
    Women: 8mm

    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.

  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Oct 2017
  • Special editions
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Summary

We spent 6.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

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.

Rankings

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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84 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 79 / 100 | Nightwing2303

    The shoe definitely looks like it's in line with today's trend.

  • 100 / 100 | Business Insider

    After just a couple of wears, I came to the conclusion that they're the perfect blend of sport, style, function, and affordability.

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Updates to New Balance Cypher Run

  • 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.

New Balance Cypher Run size and fit

When it comes to sizing, The New Balance Cypher Run has a standard running shoe length. 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.

Outsole

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.

Midsole

The 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.

Upper

The upper area uses the Bootie 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.