New Balance 770 V2
The New Balance770 V2 is a throwback to a classically comfortable, technologically streamlined athletic shoe. This shoe is designed for the athlete who is looking for a no-frills, high quality running and training shoe. It provides a mid-level amount of cushioning and support and does best with longer, slower running and training, or daily walking or wearing than it does with speedy, aggressive tempo runs.
This shoe provides adequate stability for the runner who is struggling with issues of over or under pronation. The shoe is designed for comfort and the full-length EVA midsole does a great job of absorbing the shock from each footfall. The shoe is durable and runners were pleased with the long lasting upper and the powerful outsole that protected the runner and the rest of the shoe from wear and tear.
Runners liked the classic colors and found the shoe to be a great accessory for their day to day outfits. Although the price tag is on the higher side, the durability of the New Balance 770 V2 makes these shoes a smart investment for the runner who doesn’t want to replace their shoes all the time.
- Reflective detail
- Classic style
- Less flexible
Runners were very pleased with how long lasting this outsole proved to be. Runners who stand for long period each day even reported that the shoes did not wear down.
Another key feature of the outsole is that it adds added traction to the shoe. Runners reported that they felt safe and secure in this shoe even on uneven terrain or slippery pavement.
Over time, this helps to reduce the risk of injury for runners and reduces pain in the joints, especially.
Runners can also expect to find New Balance’s patented Acteve Midsole technology that provides a very responsive fit for the runner and returns the energy absorbed by the EVA midsole to the runner.
Runners can also expect to find synthetic overlays to help keep the foot in place and reduce the risk of friction that leads to blisters and irritations. The tongue provides added cushioning, and runners can also find added padding along the collar for a very comfortable fit.
In addition to this, the other sections of the upper are constructed using a stability mesh that provides maximum ventilation. Runners reported that while their feel felt secure, they never felt stifled, or constricted.
This shoe comes in at 11 ounces for the men size nine and 9.4 ounces for the female size nine. This is not a heavy shoe by any means, but it will feel more protective and durable on the foot than some of the trendier minimalist shoes on the market today.
Runners also found that the added padding along the tongue and the collar of the shoe help to keep the shoe from rubbing against the foot and causing painful blisters or hot spots. The full-length EVA midsole foam doesn’t just provide a cushioned landing pad for the runner, but it is also designed specifically to absorb the shock of each footfall.
This shock absorption makes this shoe a very comfortable choice for runners who may be suffering from joint pain.
This shoe is not for the runner who likes the flash and bright colors of some of the newer vivid designs. Instead, this shoe provides a classic, almost preppy look that comes in subdued, classic colors like royal blue and black, grey with black, and admiral red with black. Some runners said this shoe has a vintage, throwback look to it.
These overlays keep the foot in place and reduce the risk of unwanted side to side movement. Overall, this works to reduce the possibility of painful irritation and potential blisters.
That combined with the shock absorbing EVA midsole foam protect the runner from injury, specifically joint injury. The Ndurance and blown rubber used on the outsole provides a ride that is both comfortable and durable for the runner.
Additionally, the upper of the shoe is designed with reflective details that keep the runner safe in low light areas or during evening runs.
Additionally, the thicker overlays keep the shoe safe from rips and tears. The outsole is made using a traditional, durable rubber material. Runners reported that this material protected the entire shoe from wear and tear, and even after excessive miles, the outsole still looked and felt new with limited wear and tear.
Runners commented that this added traction works to includes the overall responsiveness of the shoe as well. Many runners even commented that the shoe is great for jogging or walking in the rain.
It is constructed using a stability web that offers like the name suggests, stability to the runner, but also allows the foot to move. This makes this a good choice for the runner with wider feet because this upper can more easily accommodate the variations in foot size.
This shoe is great for the runner who suffers from mild to moderate over or under pronation due to the medial post that runs along with the midsole. Runners found this shoe to provide a right amount of cushioning that made it a good choice for the athlete who is on their feet for long periods of time.
Although the price of this shoe is on the high side, runners commented that this shoe is seen as an investment because of its extremely long lifespan.