• Terrain


    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


    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.


    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
  • Weight
    Men: 9.9oz
    Women: 8.3oz
  • 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, Wide
    Women: Normal, Wide
  • Release date
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- Like the New Balance Fresh Foam 1080 v9, this shoe is designed to provide users with a more comfortable and satisfying running experience. Its lightweight structure helps increase running speed, while its cushioning system delivers a plush ride. 

- The New Balance Fresh Foam Roav Knit utilizes the Ultra Heel technology, which provides a secure fit to keep your foot locked in while providing comfort and added durability when running. The cleatie construction, which allows for easy on-and-off, is also added for sock-like comfort and customized fit. 

- The Fresh Foam midsole cushioning system of the shoe is engineered to make the user feel like walking or running in the clouds. 

The New Balance Fresh Foam Roav Knit is available in standard shoe sizes in both men’s and women’s versions. This neutral running shoe is designed for high-arched runners and athletes who prefer to take their running and workout sessions in comfort and style.

The New Balance Fresh Foam Roav Knit features a smart outsole technology that combines lightweight construction with added durability for running. The endurance rubber outsole technology provides superior strength in high-wear areas so you can wear it whether you're strutting on the sidewalk or jogging off-road. It offers a perfect balance of comfort and versatility for everything you do. 

The outsole’s Ultra Heel technology is strategically-designed to hug the back of your foot for a more customized and supportive fit. 

The midsole section of the shoe features Fresh Foam midsole cushioning system that is precision-engineered to provide an ultra-cush feel and more natural ride while remaining lightweight. 

The Fresh Foam midsole is a single piece of foam that delivers a natural feel for your foot no matter how hard you use it. 

The New Balance Fresh Foam Roav Knit’s synthetic mesh helps keep your foot cool and dry all day long. The suede overlay of the upper section gives it a stylish and modern look, while the cleatie construction allows for easy on-and-off for effortless wear and style. It gives your foot a smoot and well-supported in-shoe experience.