Facts

Terrain
Road
Arch support
Stability
Use
Daily running
Price
$100
Weight
M: 280g | W: 236g
Heel to toe drop
M: 8mm | W: 8mm
Heel height
M: 27mm | W: 27mm
Forefoot height
M: 19mm | W: 19mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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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 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.



World wide, Vazee Prism is in the top 20% most popular running shoes. The brand, New Balance, is the 4th most popular.

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Ratings

4.3 / 5 based on 89 ratings

5 star
61%
4 star
20%
3 star
11%
2 star
4%
1 star
4%

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Expert reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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76 / 100 based on 9 expert reviews

  • 80
    Ruggero LodaLevel 5 expert
    by 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
    Kredy@Kredy10Level 4 expert
    by Sportskeeda
    It is very comfortable and offers great arch support during your runs. 
  • 68
    JonathanLevel 4 expert
    by Running Warehouse
    It will be about an ounce heavier than the DS Trainer, which makes no sense because its heel-toe offset is 2mm lower than the DS Trainer.
  • 84
    Trevor TanLevel 2 expert
    by The Straits Times
    Those after a pair of responsive running shoes will find the New Balance Vazee Prism a good fit.
  • 82
    KredyLevel 2 expert
    by Sportskeeda
    It is very comfortable and offers great arch support during your runs.
  • 80
    Trevor TanLevel 2 expert
    by The Straits Times
    Those after a pair of responsive running shoes will find the New Balance Vazee Prism a good fit.
  • 82
    Bill SweeneyLevel 1 expert
    by Guy and the Blog
    Featuring a medial post for extra stability when you need it the most, the Vazee Prism was designed optimal speed and the superior support required for all the miles you have planned.
  • 80
    Run for the RunLevel 1 expert
    by Run for the Run
    The heel feels lower and just out of your way and, because the toe is turned up, it kind of propels you forward.
  • 33
    Andrew DillowLevel 1 expert
    by RunRepeat
    While I started to use this shoe for my fast workout runs, I have ultimately had to change my plans and figure out what the shoe works best for. The shoes are stiff, not comfortable, and not responsive enough for speed work. I do think that shoe will last a long time and, given the price, is a good buy.
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  • Connor Running Warehouse
    Along with the use of a durable rubber outsole and a breathable air mesh upper with no-sew overlays, this performance trainer is ready to hit the roads.
  • Jeff Shop Zappos
    The Prism is a running shoe made for the normal to mild pronator.You have your upper that's made out of a synthetic and mesh material which is very breathable.
  • The Athlete's Foot Australia
    The Vazee Prism is a lightweight stability shoe, so they're designed for that runner that still wants the benefit of a lightweight shoe, but needs some support throughout the gait cycle.
  • Sarah Shop Zappos
    This shoe from New Balanace is gonna give you that enhanced cushioning and support that you've been looking for.
  • Connor Running Warehouse
    Utilizing a responsive RevLite midsole and a dual-density posting, the Prism provides a lightweight ride ideal for tempo runs.

Updates to 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.

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.

Outsole

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.

Midsole

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.

Upper

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.


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