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  • Terrain
    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
    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
    Use

    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
    Price
    $90
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 8.1oz
    Women: 6.4oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 6mm
    Women: 6mm

    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
    Heel height
    Men: 22mm
    Women: 22mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 16mm
    Women: 16mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Jul 2015
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Summary

We spent 8.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Many runners were able to use the New Balance Vazee Rush for a variety of activities, including running and training.
  • This shoe looked visually endearing to those who have tried it.
  • The upper unit received praise because it allowed air into the foot-chamber, which kept the wearer cool and dry.
  • It had a lightweight nature, but it was dependably sturdy, commented a user.
  • The underfoot cushioning system was able to responsibly absorb impact shock during the landing phase of the gait cycle, noted a tester.
  • Several runners commented that this model held up well, even when used frequently.
  • This shoe was affordable and its general quality was very agreeable, wrote a lot of consumers.
  • According to numerous reviewers, the grip of the outsole was reliably precise.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners felt that the mid-sole unit wasn’t able to provide long-term underfoot cushioning during long races.
  • Others noted that it was a bit stiff, thus preventing them from achieving better freedom of movement.
  • A few noticed that the outsole tread wore off after only a few months of use.

Bottom line

The New Balance Vazee Rush became a popular running companion for those who needed smooth coverage, comfortable cushioning and reliable surface traction. The general durability of this road shoe was lauded, and though the outsole rubber wore off on some testers, it didn’t overshadow its efficacy as a go-to shoe for those with active lifestyles. Neutral runners still gave it solid reviews.

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Expert Reviews

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78 / 100 based on 7 expert reviews

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Updates to New Balance Vazee Rush

  • The New Balance Vazee Rush features a seamless, no-sew bootie construction that delivers a glove-like fit while keeping the entire upper cover breathable. It also gives added support while wrapping the foot securely.
  • This shoe also comes with a deconstructed heel counter that encourages natural foot movement while giving additional shoe flexibility and unrestrained fit.

New Balance Vazee Rush size and fit

The Vazee Rush is available in standard running shoe length. The midfoot, forefoot and heel are of standard measurements, accommodating those with regular foot widths. This shoe is available in both standard and wide measurements for both men’s and women’s version.


Outsole

The outsole of the Vazee Rush uses the regular blown carbon rubber that offers enough amount of traction. Its treading is almost-flat and non-aggressive in nature, making the shoe ideal for both dry and wet surfaces.


Midsole

The midsole features the innovative RevLite foam that allows runners to experience a well-cushioned, comfortable rider. It gives plush underfoot feel, allowing runners to survive long distance runs. This midsole foam is highly responsive and delivers a smooth heel-to-toe transition.


Upper

The New Balance Vazee Rush provides a lightweight, comfortable and breathable coverage due to the synthetic upper mesh. The no-sew construction provide a smooth feel while giving a secure fit. The bootie tongue construction of the shoe delivers a seamless, next-to-skin comfort while the oblique toe box imitates the curvature of the foot, providing runners an enhanced fit.