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 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
$80
Weight
Men: 9.9oz
Women: 7.8oz
Heel to toe drop
Men: 6mm
Women: 6mm

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.

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

5 reasons to buy

  • Many runners reported a comfortable fit with the FuelCore Urge v2.
  • One user commended how the shoe effortlessly helped him ease back into running after a long time of being inactive.
  • Some buyers agreed that it’s both a reliable running shoe and stylish
  • Various consumers thought it had an affordable price.
  • The shoe’s construction guaranteed durability and efficiency for long miles, a runner stated.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Several users complained that this running shoe ran small, despite the various width profiles available.
  • There was not quite as much padding as other New Balance shoes, a buyer commented.
  • A user thought it was a clunky shoe considering it being for daily running or leisure.

Bottom line

Despite its simplistic design and minimal technology, the New Balance FuelCore Urge v2 was still able to impress a lot of users with its quality and the reliability of its performance. There were only a few who did not have an entirely welcome greeting, but overall, the positives outweigh the negatives for the FuelCore Urge v2.


Rankings

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Ratings

4.4 / 5 based on 9 ratings

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Updates to New Balance FuelCore Urge v2

  • The FuelCore Urge v2 is a sleek and smart running shoe with durable construction that aims to withstand the stress from fast-paced runs. It is a road running shoe with a straightforward design and features. It is ideal for runners with a medium to high arch or those who are not looking for a lot of arch support.
  • It features a lightweight mesh upper that offers a relaxed fit, as well as a fresh and breathable on-foot sensation.
  • The injection-molded EVA midsole is designed to utilize impact energy as fuel for stride, resulting in an equally energized bounce back.

New Balance FuelCore Urge v2 size and fit

The New Balance FuelCore Urge v2 employs a standard running shoe length. The shoe’s overall structure makes it agreeable to runners who have a small foot volume. Available widths are D – Medium and 2E – Wide for the men’s version, while the women’s version has B – Medium and D – Wide.

Outsole

The outsole is made of a durable rubber compound, bringing just the right amount of traction for both smooth and rocky pavements. It features a pattern that encourages an exceptional ground grip, and an energized forward motion while also promoting a stable running speed.

Midsole

The shoe uses the Rapid Rebound midsole, a lightweight, dual-density cushioning unit that claims to deliver more rebound compared to standard foams of New Balance. This technology ensures a responsive underfoot feel for high-energy forward motion.

It also has an NB Response 2.0 performance insert, which is a removable sock liner that offers additional support as well as extra cushioning for an even more plush propulsion.

Upper

The mesh upper of the FuelCore Urge v2 is designed to make the shoe breathable. Together with an internal fabric lining, which is from a soft material, it promotes a superior in-shoe feel.

On top of the mesh are synthetic no-sew overlays strategically placed in high wear areas. It intends to provide durability while still enabling the foot to breathe and stay cool.

The tongue and collar are padded. The purpose of this design is to provide some cushioning to the top portions of the foot while also preventing accidental shoe-removals.

A traditional lacing system is utilized to provide a snug yet customizable fit.