Top critical review
Okay but far from great
on August 22, 2014
- They fit great
- Very light (both shoes weight 340 grams or 12 ounces )
- Great for 5K races on both road and trail
- Very easy to wash
- They fall apart
- Very little support
- They fall apart really fast
The shoes are great for a quick 5K race but I would never train/workout in these shoes because of how little support there is inside the shoe. Although with the shoes weighting just 340 grams (12 ounces) you can barely tell that you have them on and that is great. They dry out pretty fast if they get wet during a race which is really nice when you have 3+ kilometers left in a race. I know that I put that they fall apart in the cons twice and that's because they do. The front/toe black and clear grip/tread starts to peal away with one race and after 9-10 races the front tread is totally gone. I e-mailed New Balance and because I didn't buy them off of there web-site they basically said sorry but we cant help you. Now with that being said I am not going to throw them away because they still work fine and I can barely tell that the toe grip is gone.
So long story short if these shoes fit you and you like them, get them. They are a good pair of shoes BUT if you can get a different pair than these then get the other pair.