There are so many great updates to stability running shoes coming out this fall – and the New Balance 860v7 is one of our favorites.

img_7367The 860 is a great shoe for runners that overpronate and need some midfoot support, but who also want something that offers a soft, smooth ride from heel to toe. Version 7 has incorporated a few key updates to give you the ideal balance between stability and cushion. This is a shoe you’ll want to do all your runs in!

For some background on the shoe, check out our review of version 6, which came out last October.


TRUFUSE Cushioning Technology

img_7379Combines two different cushioning foams to give you a good balance between soft and firm. New Balance has stacked a softer foam (called ACTEVA) on top of a firmer foam (called ABZORB). So you get a nice soft step-in feel but maintain the stable ride that you need.



img_7460This version of the 860 has a 10mm offset (previous models had a 12mm offset). This means that your heel sits 10mm higher than your forefoot. The slight decrease in offset means that the 860v7 will give you a more natural ride than its predecessors, allowing you to improve your running form without sacrificing any stability.


img_7381Everyone’s doing engineered mesh these days – for good reason. This mesh is flexible and conforms to the foot – which means that shoes can fit a wider range of foot shapes! The engineered mesh upper wraps your foot comfortably with fewer sewn-on overlays.

The New Balance 860v7 ($124.99) is available in men’s size 8-13 and women’s size 6-11 in all Marathon Sports locations. Stop by and try them out!