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  • 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: 9.9oz
    Women: 8.3oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 8mm
    Women: 8mm

    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: 27mm
    Women: 27mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 19mm
    Women: 19mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
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We spent 6.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

8 reasons to buy

  • The Vazee Prism is an all-day, everyday shoe because of its comfortable fit and feel, based on a large number of comments.
  • A majority of runners considers its value a steal in the market.
  • It has the right mix of flexibility, despite being a very effective stability shoe, noted several runners.
  • A very breathable upper provides a cool and sweat-free coverage.
  • The Revlite foam offers a touch of firmness with still plenty of responsiveness.
  • A deconstructed heel counter offers effective and pliable support.
  • The no-sew upper has a lesser risk of causing blisters.
  • Effortless movement through the gait cycle is such a treat, observed a few testers.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A small tradeoff in the comfort and performance is a slight issue in the upper durability, based on a few comments.
  • A handful of runners felt that the minimal upper did not secure the midfoot really well.
  • Wet pavements are not the best surfaces for the Vazee Prism, according to a couple of reviews.

Bottom line

The Vazee Prism is quite light for a stability shoe. It is New Balance’s version of a lightweight stability trainer that blends flexibility almost like no other. The superior comfort and incredible breathability with effortless transitions make it a performance support shoe that is tough to match.


Expert Reviews

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74 / 100 based on 8 expert reviews

  • 33 / 100 | Andrew Dillow

    Adding the New Balance Vazee Prism to my speed workout rotation

    When I was looking to purchase another pair of shoes to work into my rotation, I was looking for a shoe that was lightweight, a little bit of stability, and, most of all, cost effective. I have been training for ultra- marathons over the past few years, so my shoes see many miles. With the cost of the newest shoes, my idea was to go with shoes that aren’t this year’s release in order to save money. I found the Nike Lunaracer 3 that these shoes were to replace, there is no comparison. The Lunaracer 3 won’t last for as many miles, but it is a faster, lighter shoe that you’d be much happier with. In the end, I cannot recommend these shoes.

    This expert has been verified by RunRepeat. Reviews are neutral, unbiased and based on extensive testing.

  • 82 / 100 | Sportskeeda

    It is very comfortable and offers great arch support during your runs.

  • 80 / 100 | Running Shoes Guru

    While managing to stay under 10 oz. of weight, the Prism delivers decent stability thanks to a dual density medial post. 

  • 80 / 100 | Sportskeeda

    It is very comfortable and offers great arch support during your runs. 

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Updates to New Balance Vazee Prism

  • The New Balance Vazee Prism offers something every shoe manufacturer works hard to provide in stability shoes. This multi-purpose trainer from New Balance offers the right mix of stability and flexibility in a very light ride.
  • Giving the shoe excellent stability that is not overly corrective is a traditional medial post. Providing that nice blend of flexibility are the grooves in the underfoot, the adaptable upper, and the pliable deconstructed heel counter.

New Balance Vazee Prism size and fit

The average fit in the heel and midfoot continues to an Oblique Toe Box design that gives more than adequate room in the forefoot, both in width and volume. The slightly wider footprint also helps with the stability of this shoe. Medium is the available width of this shoe. Sizes are on the money with options 6 to 15 for the men’s and 4 to 12 for the women’s.


The outsole is a mixture of carbon rubber in high-wear areas and blown rubber in the forefoot for more traction and cushioning. Giving the shoe indispensable flexibility are the deeper flex grooves.


The Revlite midsole is very light, durable, a bit firm and tons of responsiveness. New Balance uses a traditional medial post to keep the inward rolling of the foot to a minimum. The combination of these two technologies gives the midsole a nice blend of firmness, softness, and support.


An Open Mesh covers a large portion of the shoe for maximum breathability. Heated overlays provide lightweight support and structure. The no-sew construction gives an irritation-free ride. With a deconstructed heel, the Vazee Prism offers heel support that is not overly stiff. There is still an element of natural movement while heel slippage is prevented. The bootie-style construction holds the tongue and upper together and wraps the foot in comfort. New Balance’s utilization of the Oblique Toe Box affords that generous, but foot-hugging fit.