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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 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
$75
Weight
Men: 8.4oz
Women: 6.9oz
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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 8.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The upper unit is made with a highly breathable mesh material that also features a lightweight overlay system.
  • Most of the testers appreciated the deconstructed heel counter, the areas that have no stitching, and the padded tongue & collar.
  • The REVlite mid-sole unit provides a plush yet flexible underfoot platform.
  • The outsole is made with a ground contact EVA component that brings shock absorption to the runner.
  • Some rubber in high-wear areas adds a bit more durability, according to a few testers.
  • The Vazee Coast is a lightweight running shoe.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners wished that they could get more choices when it comes to the color schemes and some aesthetic modifications for the shoe.
  • There were reviewers who noticed the need for some stability mechanisms to help with foot pronation.
  • Others felt that the forefoot area was a bit narrow that it slightly clumped their toes together.

Bottom line

The Vazee Coast from New Balance is a solid choice for runners who want to have a comfortable and adequate running shoe for their daily athletic activities. It’s a neutral shoe that can handle daily exercises and trainings.


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4.1 / 5 based on 89 ratings

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74 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 74 / 100 by Managan Ta! • Managan Ta! • Level 2 expert

    They should also not advertise it as cushioned shoe as it never felt like it.

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Updates to New Balance Vazee Coast

  • New Balance offers a fairly low to the ground shoe with exceptional versatility and high-performance in the Vazee Coast. The shoe’s incredible performance is only topped off by a really affordable price that will put smiles on every runner’s face.
  • As part of the Vazee line of shoes, New Balance introduces a shoe that can work wonders during race day or in training at a significantly lesser price than many of its Vazee cousins. Intended for entry level runners who do not quite invest in expensive footwear, the performance of the Vazee Coast can certainly attract the attention of seasoned or elite runners who are looking for a do-it-all shoe that does not have all the bells and whistles.
  • Like some of its lightweight trainers, the Vazee Coast is designed for those who are looking to shift to a more minimalist style of running with still decent support and average ground feedback.
  • Sporting a superbly breathable mesh and a glove-like fit, the shoe provides another excellent alternative for those who love to take their runs on the road, track, and light trail.

New Balance Vazee Coast size and fit

The fit of the Vazee Coast resembles trainers that are known for their locked in heel and midfoot with respectable wiggle room in the forefoot. Since this is built for entry beginners who desire comfort above anything else, the fit should make most runners comfortable. Additionally, New Balance offers wide and extra wide widths as another option besides the regular medium width. Sizes are average with several options to get the best fit. The choices are from 6 to 15 for the men’s and 5 to 12 for the women’s.


Outsole

The outsole of the Vazee Coast is fairly flat and flexible due to the deep flex grooves. New Balance uses an IMEVA or injection molded EVA that spreads from the midsole to the outsole. The outsole gives adequate durability and traction.


Midsole

The midsole forms part of the outsole, which is made of injection molded EVA. This provides moderate durability and cushioning for runners. As it is a full-length midsole, there is an enhanced transition from the back to the front.


Upper

The no-sew upper begins with a highly-breathable Air Mesh. New Balance designed the upper with a bootie-like construction for a fit that feels like a second skin. There are synthetic overlays on both sides of the shoe that give excellent midfoot hold and structure. A big part of the upper that firmly keeps the heel secured is the deconstructed heel counter. The interior is fitted with soft and plush fabric that makes running without socks a viable option.