Facts

  • 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.

  • 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
    $100
  • Weight
    Men: 9.3oz
    Women: 7.5oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 10mm

    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: 17mm
    Women: 17mm
  • Width
    Men: normal, wide
    Women: normal, wide
  • Release date
    Apr 2017
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Rankings

Expert Reviews

Experts are runners, 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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94 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 | Gearist

    I am thoroughly impressed with the New Balance Vazee Summit Trail V2 and while I may have been so with version one as well, I’m more than happy to have gotten my feet into this one.

  • 89 / 100 | Kevin Zhang

    So far, I really like the feel the shoe provides on my feet.

  • 98 / 100 | Road Trail Run

    The Vazee Summit Trail v2 is just plain fun to run. Nimble, supportive and protective it inspires confidence and is fast on any terrain except maybe severe off cambers. Likely to little shoe for most for long ultras, for shorter runs taken lively it is a great option. The design and combination of materials and features brings the weight way down for a trail runner to 8.6 oz yet it does not compromise performance in any way, at any pace, or most any terrain. We would reserve judgment on upper durability and performance in heat until we have more miles on them.

  • First look / Unboxing | Kevin Zhang

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Updates to New Balance Vazee Summit v2

  • The 2nd iteration of the Vazee Summit utilizes the same technologies as the older version. This is to ensure that the underfoot experience remains the same. The only major change is in the upper of the shoe.
  • The New Balance Vazee Summit v2 features the new internal bootie construction for a more sock-like feel. It works perfectly with the Fantom Fit design, which also delivers a seamless fit.

New Balance Vazee Summit v2 size and fit

The Vazee Summit v2 is available in standard running shoe length. New Balance offers the shoe in medium (D) and wide (2E) widths for the men’s version. For women, the shoe is available in medium (B) and wide (D) widths. The heel and the forefoot areas have medium to narrow measurements.

Outsole

The outsole of the New Balance Vazee Summit v2 is made of Hydrohesion Rubber.  This rubber material provides maximum traction on varied surfaces. Along with it are the numerous lugs that clamp onto different terrains with ease. 

The shoe also utilizes a ¾ Rockstop protection plate. It is strategically placed between the outsole and the midsole to deliver reliable protection against sharp objects on the outdoor topography.

Midsole

The midsole of the Vazee Summit v2 features a full-length REVlite foam. It provides a very light and soft underfoot cushioning. It also delivers a more responsive ride for an enhanced running experience. The REVlite foam is also present in the NB 1400 v6.

Upper

The New Balance Vazee Summit v2 is an affordable shoe that uses an open mesh upper material that provides maximum breathability, keeping the foot well-ventilated, even in warm running conditions. The open mesh is also lightweight and durable.

For an irritation-free fit and enhanced comfort, the shoe features a new internal bootie construction. It is basically a seamless internal design that prevents foot-irritation and blistering.

Working together with the seamless bootie construction is the Fantom Fit design, which also has a seamless construction that delivers an ultra-light, supportive fit.

The Meta-Lock technology is specifically designed to lock the mid-foot down more securely. It also heightens the overall comfortable fit of the Vazee Summit v2.

This running shoe makes use of the Toe Protect material. It’s a lightweight and thin material that provides reliable toe protection while running on the trail.


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