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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.

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
$95
Weight
Men: 9.8oz
Women: 7.6oz
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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 9.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Runners will feel unbelievable comfort in the Vazee Breathe, based on a large number of reviews.
  • It is a reasonably priced shoe.
  • The durability is more than average, according several runners.
  • Some testers appreciated the decent flexibility in this shoe.
  • New Balance provides an upper with ultimate breathability.
  • Most runners use the shoe for runs ranging from 10Ks to ultra-long ones.
  • A handful of runners noted the dynamic ride of the New Balance Breathe.

1 reasons not to buy

  • The shoe may not be the best options in areas with inclement weather.

Bottom line

The Vazee Breathe surprised more than a few runners as it did not get as much hype as other shoes of the Vazee series, but delivers performance and durability that can rival those of its better-known and more expensive cousins. It is an extremely breathable shoe for really hot temperatures, good arch support, and a very plush interior in a bootie-style fit for superior comfort.


Rankings


Ratings

3.9 / 5 based on 21 ratings

5 star
33%
4 star
38%
3 star
14%
2 star
10%
1 star
5%

My Rating


Updates to New Balance Vazee Breathe

  • New Balance adds another fantastic shoe in the Vazee collection of shoes in the Breathe. As the name suggests, it is made of an open mesh that delivers maximum breathability in the most arid conditions. Running in very hot temperatures is not as daunting because of the wide, open holes of the mesh and the Heat Foil, which keeps off heat away from the foot.
  • A new foam in the Rapid Rebound keeps every run dynamic in a lightweight package. The combination of superior breathability and an energizing run is something that will automatically catch the attention of most runners.

New Balance Vazee Breathe size and fit

New Balance offers a locked in feel in the heel and midfoot with just a slightly wider forefoot. This is what most runners look for in their running shoes as it gives that racing shoe-type feel, but with still enough room for the toes to wiggle. Medium is the available width of this shoe. Sizing is on the money in this shoe with options 7 to 17 for the men’s and 4 to 11 for the women’s.


Outsole

The full rubber outsole is covered with blown rubber in the forefoot for better traction. New Balance uses huge forefoot grooves for enhanced flexibility.


Midsole

A Rapid Rebound technology makes running more responsive. As it runs the whole length of the shoe, it also creates a more efficient movement from the heel to the toes. New Balance’s innovative Heat Foil helps with the maximum breathability as it deflects the heat from paved surfaces or light trail.


Upper

The upper is made of open, synthetic mesh. It has huge holes that deliver over the top breathability. To hold the midfoot down, a synthetic rib cage that is perforated, secures the area in comfort. There is substantial padding in the ankle collar and tongue for optimal comfort while flat laces ties the runner’s most comfortable fit.