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.
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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.
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WeightMen: 7.9ozWomen: 6.3oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 4mmWomen: 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 heightMen: 20mmWomen: 20mm
Forefoot heightMen: 16mmWomen: 16mm
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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The New Balance MT 110v2 proved to best suited for midfoot runners seeking protection and comfort for technical conditions, and just enough cushioning and heel support to bomb down long descents.
A big change from the minimalist philosophy is the snug fit in the narrow, tapered forefoot (too narrow for some testers). The shoe is still low-profile enough to allow agile maneuverability, and the rock plate provides welcome protection from sharp protrusions underfoot.
While there are some very positive changes to the MT110 heritage including the more durable upper and addition of Revlite EVA foam, the MT110v2 is a rather unfortunate update to an outstanding trail running shoe.
I also felt a slight hot spot on my right small toe (but no blister) near the "n" of new balance on the lateral side of the shoe. It could be how this pair creases when the shoe is flexed.
The first thing I noticed when putting the shoe on was the tightness on the base of my small toe. However, after a couple short runs the shoes broke in and I did not have any issues or hot spots.
- New Balance duly answers loudly past issues of durability and firmness of the midsole in the 2nd edition of the MT110. In this version, the shoe sports large and wide overlays made of both leather and synthetic materials. New Balance basically guarantees a resolution to upper fragility with this update.
- The introduction of the Revlite midsole softens just a little bit the cushioning without doing away the great responsive features of the shoe. It is an upgrade that will make long distance trail runs more comfortable.
- More aggressive and multi-directional lugs populate the outsole in the MT110 v2. With this kind of bite, runners should have more confidence in tackling difficult and uneven outdoor terrains.
The fit has changed a little bit in the MT110 v2 because New Balance is using a new last. While it is fairly regular, the forefoot is a bit narrower than before. The update will favor those with regular measurements or those with narrow feet. Available widths are D and B while sizes are on point with choices from 6 to 14 for the men’s and 5 to 11 for the women’s.
New Balance uses what it calls Sticky Rubber compound in this shoe. As obvious from the name, it is made of a special rubber compound for superb traction on the trails, even in wet conditions. Very aggressive lugs provide exceptional bite from all directions. The lugs cover the entire outsole for uncompromised leverage in almost all types of outdoor surfaces. A rock protection seated between the midsole and outsole provides lightweight and flexible protection against sharp objects.
Two units make up the midsole. The MT110 v2 introduces the Revlite midsole foam. It is one of the newest and best midsole technologies in New Balance’s fold. New Balance incorporates this foam in many of its top shoes for its lightweight and cushioned responsiveness. The midsole also shows a minimal Internal Shank that adds torsional stability.
The upper of this affordable running shoe is mostly made of open mesh for breathability while the leather and synthetic overlays provide significant structure, support, and upper durability. New Balance protects the toes with a puncture-resistant material. Asymmetrical lacing and moderately padded tongue and collar finish the top features of the upper.