• 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: 6oz
    Women: 5.1oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 4mm
    Women: 4mm

    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.

  • Heel height
    Men: 16mm
    Women: 16mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 12mm
    Women: 12mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
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  • The Hanzo S v2, a Japanese inspired shoe model, is one of the lightest and fastest running shoes from New Balance. To further enhance the overall running performance, the shoe comes with an updated upper. The new seamless mesh upper offers maximum breathability and comfort, no matter the distance.

Just like its predecessor, the New Balance Hanzo S v2 runs true to size. It delivers a comfortable fit from the heel, midfoot and forefoot. Comfortably accommodating medium-footed runners, this road running shoe is available in a standard medium width for both men’s and women’s versions.

In the outsole of the New Balance Hanzo S v2 is the Dynaride compound. It is a sticky rubber material that delivers reliable traction on the road.

Along with the Dynaride is the high-abrasion rubber that is strategically placed in high-wear areas for maximum durability.

The rest of the outsole is the exposed REVlite foam. It offers additional foot protection without affecting flexibility and durability.

In the midsole of the Hanzo S v2 is the REVlite foam. This gives reliable underfoot cushioning without compromising comfort and durability. This midsole foam is light to give runners a faster feel. This midsole foam has also been used in some popular New Balance shoes for running such as the New Balance 990 v4.

Along with the REVlite foam is the Rapid Rebound technology. It gives high energy return for a springy and smoother ride. The combination of the REVlite and Rapid Rebound gives runners an impressive racing performance.

The shoe features a no-sew upper design. It aims to give runners a smooth, irritation-free environment without affecting comfort and durability.

A new engineered mesh of the New Balance Hanzo S v2 offers lightweight and breathable coverage. The upper has been updated to make it softer and lighter than the previous version.

The shoe also uses the Fantom Fuse technology which offers a foot a comfortable and secure foot lockdown. This technology combines two upper elements with a no-sew process.

The Hanso S v2 has a lightly padded tongue and collar for added comfort and secure fit. It also has a lace-up closure for midfoot security and comfortable foot lockdown.

  • The New Balance Hanzo S v2 is a Japanese-inspired racing shoe. The shoe pays homage to Japan’s running history while utilizing state-of-the-art design, technologies, and materials.
  • The Hanso S v2 is the latest running shoe masterpiece inspired by Hitoshi Mimura, who signed a partnership with New Balance in 2018. Mimura is also known as the `God of shoes`.
  • Daichi Kamino (a.k.a God of the Mountains) also signed up with New Balance. He is known for this mastery in mountain running.