New Balance 247 V2

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The updated version of the New Balance 247 shoes brings a few changes while still keeping the features that customers have grown to love from the past version. The New Balance 247 V2 will give you a comfortable and responsive ride while still keeping the shoe lightweight which is much appreciated by those who are wearing them all day long. The cushioning from the REVlite midsole ensures that you will you get that all day comfort that customers crave while still being able to keep the weight down. They come in a lot of fun color options so you are sure to find a pair that will best suit your personal taste. The affordable price tag draws customers in and the great quality keeps them coming back for more.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Comfortable
  • Breathable
  • Minimal design
  • Affordable price tag
  • Fits true to size
  • Multiple color options
Cons
  • Tongue can cause blisters
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of the New Balance 247 V2 sneakers is made using a synthetic rubber compound to help ensure you get great durability with these shoes. The pattern on the bottom of these sneakers helps give you great traction so you should have no problems keeping your grip on a variety of surfaces. You will not have to sacrifice flexibility with these either, as they are designed to allow your feet to have some freedom to move around while you are running.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole of the New Balance 247 V2 is made using innovative REVlite foam that gives you amazing responsiveness and extra durability while still being able to keep the weight down when compared to some of the other running shoes on the market. You will get this lightweight midsole without losing any of your much appreciated underfoot cushioning or stability.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The upper of the New Balance 247 V2 is made using synthetic materials that are designed to ensure you have amazing ventilation and lightweight experience. They provide you a snug, sock-like design to ensure your comfort and keep you locked inside of your shoe. New Balance provides you with a padded collar for some additional comfort and support and you will also get the added bonus of a heel clip to keep your foot locked down so it will not fall out of your shoe while you are on the run.
Weight
Weight

Weight

When it comes to your running shoes you are going to want something that is lightweight, the lighter the better. You do not want to be in the middle of a run, especially for speed or distance, and feel like there are weights on your feet holding you back. You will not have to worry about that with the New Balance 247 V2 running shoes, as every part of the construction was designed to keep the weight down without sacrificing the quality of the sneakers. There is, unfortunately, not a lot of information on exactly how much these particular shoes weigh, although customers can agree that they are lightweight and not overly heavy on their feet while they are running.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

Breathability is important when it comes to your running shoes, especially if you are going to be running long distances or running in the heat. You want to ensure that you get enough air flow into your foot chamber to ensure your feet stay cool and dry while you are wearing them. Luckily, the New Balance 247 V2 offers a synthetic mesh upper to ensure that you get enough ventilation to allow the air in so you stay cool and it will also help the sweat evaporate off of your feet more quickly and escape your shoes to keep them dry and healthy.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

When you are considering a pair of shoes that you will be running in or wearing for long periods of time you are going to want to find something that is going to give you all day comfort. You will get that with the New Balance 247 V2 running shoes. The upper is made to fit you like a sock so you get a nice and snug fit which customers love. The midsole is also a huge proponent of the comfort level of these sneakers. The innovative REVlite midsole gives you an amazing amount of cushioning underfoot to give you all day comfort that customers love. The one problem that customers seem to have with the comfort level of these, however, is that the tab on the tongue can cause rubbing which will result in blisters. It appears that it can be prevented by wearing higher socks, but a lot of runners prefer a no-show sock so these shoes might not be the best fit for them.
Style
Style

Style

Customers really like the look and style of the New Balance 247 V2 running shoes. You will get a clean and classic design that is not too busy. You will also get a plethora of color options to choose from so you are sure to find something that will fit your style and your personality the best. You can choose between black on black; black and white Munsell; deep jade and white; Marblehead and white; pigment and white Munsell; vintage Russett and white; blue; brown; grey; white; green; or red. The low top design has the classic New Balance logo on the side of the shoe that is customary with their brand of shoes. Runners will appreciate the slim profile and the sleek look of these great sneakers.
Durability
Durability

Durability

Durability is important in a running shoe as the price tag is usually on the higher side. These are made to be durable and strong so you will not have to worry about premature wear and tear while you are wearing them. The upper is made strong so they will not get holes in them quickly and the outsole and midsole will withstand your all day wear and repeated pounding into the ground with each step you take.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The New Balance 247 V2 sneakers give you a decent amount of protection when you are wearing them, which is important as they can help prevent injury or discomfort. The REVlite midsole provides great shock absorption so it can help prevent stress on your joints with each step you take. These sneakers also feature a heel clip and a snug fit to lock you in so you don't slip inside your shoes causing you to fall. The traction on them also helps keep you on your feet while you are on the go.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Responsiveness in your sneakers is super important when you are running as it can help you save a little energy on your run which can, in turn, help you run just a little bit longer and/or faster. Customers love the high energy return they get with the New Balance 247 V2 sneakers. Your feet will sink into the REVlite foam of the midsole and then will quickly bounce back into its original shape which will propel you forward into your next step, saving you some energy that you would otherwise use to push yourself forward. If you were using these shoes to run for speed then it can help you shave precious seconds off of your time which can win you a race or help you beat your personal best.
Support
Support

Support

The New Balance 247 V2 shoes have a couple of features to help you stay supported and locked in when you are wearing them. The heel clip on the back of the sneakers helps lock your feet in place, that mixed with the lacing system and snug and secure fit of the upper helps to ensure you do not accidentally fall out of your shoes or slip and slide around inside of them. You do not want to have to worry about falling or tripping because your shoes are not supportive or secure enough on your feet.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The New Balance 247 V2 sneakers are meant to be worn on more flat and non-abrasive surfaces as they do not offer the kind of protection that you might need if you are going veer off the beaten path. If you are looking for something to wear while hitting the trails then there are better options out there for you. That being said, if you are wearing these as a casual everyday shoe or planning on running on roads, paved paths, tracks, or treadmills then these are going to be the perfect fit for you.
Price
Price

Price

When you are considering purchasing a pair of sneakers it is important to keep in mind that you are going to be making an investment and as such, you should expect to spend a little more money than you might like to spend. So long as you buy a good quality and durable pair of shoes then you will not have to worry about replacing them too soon and you will not have to spend that money again any time soon. You may spend more money up front but it will save you money in the long run. That being said, the MSRP of the New Balance 247 V2 rings up at $79.99 which extremely reasonable and budget-friendly. As with most things these days you can generally find them much cheaper online which makes them an even better deal.
Traction
Traction

Traction

Finding a pair of shoes with good traction is important. You are going to want to make sure you have something that has a good enough grip that you will be able to stay safely on your feet while you are out and about without fear of slipping and falling and causing injury. You will not have to worry about the traction when it comes to the New Balance 247 V2 sneakers. The pattern that dons the bottom of these shoes is designed to make sure you can keep your grip on a variety of surfaces so you can reduce the risk of your feet slipping out from underneath you.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

You will get a decent amount of flexibility when it comes to the New Balance 247 V2 sneakers. It is important that you have the ability to move as freely and naturally as possible when you are wearing your shoes while still getting the security and protection you require from wearing them. The outsole and the upper are both designed to allow you the freedom to move around so your feet do not feel restricted while you are wearing them.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The New Balance 247 V2 sneakers are considered to be neutral shoes and as such, they do not offer any stability features that might be needed for those runners who have the tendency to overpronate or supinate while they are running. If you need a stability shoe then there are better and more supportive options for you.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The drop of a pair of shoes is simply the measurement of how far off the ground your heel is when compared to your toes. In other words, it is the measurement of the incline of your shoes. The average pair of shoes has a drop of about 10mm. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of information on what exactly the drop is of these sneakers.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

-Lightweight and breathable upper
-Sock-like design for a snug and secure fit
-Additional comfort thanks to the padded collar
-A heel clip keeps your feet locked down
-REVlight midsole for a comfortable, lightweight, and responsive ride
-Durable traction thanks to the rubber outsole
-Available in a plethora of fun color options
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

If you are in the market for a comfortable pair of shoes, whether for running or your everyday activities then the New Balance 247 V2 sneakers might be the right option for you. The great quality, low price tag, and fun color options draw customers in and they are not disappointed.