Profile of the New Balance LD5000 v7

Use - Apparent through its name, the New Balance LD5000 v7 is engineered specifically for long-distance running. It can perform in track contests ranging from 3000 to 5000 meters. 

Spike Type - To match the track rubber surface, pyramid pins are attached to the track shoe's plate. These spikes are removable to generate versatile traction. These measure ¼ inch in length for optimal surface grip. 

Spike Plate - A Pebax plate runs full-length on the outsole of the running spike. It exhibits lightweight, durable traction, increasing the athlete's speed.

Updates to the LD5000 v7

The prominent upgrade made to the LD5000 v7 is the integration of a semi-aggressive spike plate. It features a new geometry that delivers high-level traction. 

Some features from the running spike's predecessor have been retained. One of which is the 4-pin configuration of the shoe's Pebax plate, intended for featherlight, versatile grip. 

Another technical element comprising the long-range spike is the REVlite RC foam. The same midsole material is present in the series' previous model. It supplies the necessary cushioning for the runner to last in the competition.[/updates]

Great grip and durability

Similar to the outsole composition of the Nike Zoom Rival S 9, the LD5000 v7 features a full-length Pebax plate. It is made of a thermoplastic elastomer with low density. This formulation allows for an excellent rigidity-to-weight ratio, preventing drag. The plate makeup also promotes superb traction on the track surface. 

To enhance the grip and durability of the running shoe, Dynaride rubber is equipped to the outsole. This technical component maintains an ultra-light design.[/outsole]

Lightweight cushioning

Situated within the platform is a REVlite RC foam. This foam is a proprietary innovation from New Balance. It is responsible for the responsive cushioning of the LD5000 v7. It is a high-density midsole element that supplements lightweight comfort.

Breathable, dialed-in fit

For unrestricted foot movements, a knitted upper acts as the coverage of the long-distance running shoe. Its flexible qualities make it an ideal material for security and comfort. It also allows a breathable, featherlight running experience. 

For a dialed-in fit, the closure system implemented on the upper is the traditional lacing system.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 119g
Closure: Lace-up
Event: Running
Features: Removable Spikes
Spike Type: Pyramid
Spike Size: 1/4-inch

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Zack Dunn
Zack Dunn

I race distances between 800 meters and 10K whether it be on the track, the roads, or on cross country courses. My typical training consists of easy days, long days, workouts (fartleks, tempos, interval training, etc.). My typical training paces range from 7’30 a mile on easy days to sub-5 minutes a mile on fast interval days, and with many paces in between. I run anywhere from 40-60 miles a week. My personal bests are 2:00 for 800m, 4:30 for 1600m, 9:50 for 3200m, 15:57 for 5K, and 34:10 for 10K.