Alright, since a lot of you guys liked our Asics shoe recommendations here are few reviews on our favorite New Balance Shoes. New Balance is widely considered the grandaddy of all other modern shoe companies you know and love today. New Balance even has some shoes that are older than some of the GYMCADDY team members for sale today. Yet, they are still constantly innovating and releasing sneakers that push the very edge of manufacturing technology. Our friends over at New Balance have also supplied us with some discounts for our GYMCADDY readers. Remember, if you need a very specific size or more color options click on the New Balance link for any shoe you might be interested. If you want super easy checkout click on the Amazon links. Enjoy!
New Balance 501
OK, lets start off with the New Balance 501’s. These are great all around pair of shoes that are great for both running and casual wear. The retro color fade gives the shoe a stylish look that looks great both in and out of the gym. You can take them on your morning run through the city or through your weekend hike in the woods. If you're looking for a shoe that can do it all then we recommend you pick yourself up a pair. You can either pick them up at Amazon or you can visit New Balance’s site to get the perfect size if you have narrow or wide feet. The 501 are made for both men and women.
New Balance Vazee Rush V2
If you're looking for a more specialized running shoe then the New Balance Vazee Rush V2 might be what you're looking for. The Vazee Rush V2 are much lighter than the 501’s mentioned above and has a much more cushioned sole. This shoe also features the Revile mid-sole foam which provides a lightweight underfoot platform that provides ample arch support. The design of this shoe has also been improved on from its original version. The Vazee Rush V2 is perfect for a more dedicated runner that needs a dedicated shoe with proper support for long distance runs. Remember, if you require a more accurate shoe size please visit New Balance’s Site.
New Balance 880V6
If you're the type of runner thats tired of having to throw away shoes every 3 months because the sole has worn out then you should take a look at the New Balance 880V6. These shoes have a lot of padding in the collar and tongue which helps secure your foot and locks it down for those long distance runs. The durable out sole will last you hundreds of miles before you have to retire these shoes. Yet the cushioned mid sole will give you the support you need for those long distance runs. The 880V6 is a true value for anyone who needs a shoe that can keep up with the constant demand of marathon training.
New Balance Vazee Summit
Now for the Cross-Country runners our there, the New Balance Vazee Summit are definitely worth looking at. They are a very light weight trainer that can conquer any terrain you throw at it. The mesh upper allows for plenty of breathability but is thick enough to prevent any unwanted debris or water from getting in. The outsole of the Vazee Summit are a very sticky rubber compound and gives you the traction you need when you're running through rough terrain. This shoe also has a 10mm heel to toe drop, some runners like it and others don’t. All in all this shoe is perfect for any high school or college cross country runner looking for affordable shoes that will last them a while.
New Balance Vazee 2090
And last but certainly not least, we have the New Balance Vazee 2090. These are hands down the best long distance running shoes New Balance has to offer for both men and women. They have a very springy sole yet are very stylish. Expect to be stopped by other runners and asked where you got these shoes. They have an extremely breathable mesh upper that also helps to cut back on weight. The 2090 also features NB’s RevLit mid-sole that is responsive to the movements of the runner. The low-profile N2 cushioning foam in the forefoot and lateral side gives the user ample amounts of cushioning. Running in these shoes is like walking on clouds. If you're looking for running shoes that will cushion your feet for those long difficult runs, then the Vazee 2090 is what you're looking for. At $149.99 they may seem expensive to some, but trust us they're worth every penny.