Best New Balance Running Shoes of 2024

Man and woman running in New Balance running shoes

New Balance is one of the most well-known running shoe brands, thanks to the iconic “N” logo and an impeccable reputation since 1906. While the brand started focusing on running shoes in 1938, New Balance quickly became known for offering ample cushioning, comfort, and support. The latest versions implement state-of-the-art technologies to help runners reach their goals in style and comfort.

Our reviewers set out to find the latest and greatest running shoes from New Balance, including daily trainers, speed training shoes, the best cushioned running shoes, and more. Our mission is to help our customers find the most suitable running shoes for their needs.

We understand that the best running shoe for each individual is different, and that’s why we tested countless shoes of various styles. This guide includes the absolute best six shoes we found.

Our Review Process

The Marathon Sports review process is simple yet effective. We researched the latest and greatest New Balance running shoes, laced them up, and put them to the test.

Our reviewers are avid runners who also work at Marathon Sports, which means they love running and all the shoes and gear that enhance the running experience.

For this guide, our dedicated Marathon Sports team laced up several models from one of the best running shoe brands, New Balance, as we set out to identify the cream of the crop for 2024. From short jogs to long-distance runs, we put these shoes through their paces, gauging performance, comfort, fit, and more. We’re committed to delivering these insights to our community, ensuring you’re equipped with the best running shoes tailored to your unique needs.

The Best New Balance Running Shoes of 2024

Best for Daily Training: New Balance Fresh Foam X 880v14

New Balance Men's Fresh Foam X 880v14 Black/Sea Salt lateral side
New Balance Men's Fresh Foam X 880v14 Black/Sea Salt lateral side
New Balance Men's Fresh Foam X 880v14 Arctic Grey/Limelight lateral side
New Balance Men's Fresh Foam X 880v14 Blue Oasis/Atlantic Blue lateral side
New Balance Men's 880 v14 Grey Matter side view
New Balance Men's 880 v14 Olive side view

New Balance Fresh Foam X 880v14

Men's Shoes
price:$139.95
New Balance Women's Fresh Foam X 880 v14 Black/Sea Salt lateral side
New Balance Women's Fresh Foam X 880 v14 Black/Sea Salt lateral side
New Balance Women's Fresh Foam X 880v14 Grey Matter/Taro lateral side
New Balance Women's Fresh Foam X 880v14 White/Silver Metallic lateral side
New Balance Women's 880 v14 side view
New Balance Women's 880v14 Grey Matter side view
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New Balance Fresh Foam X 880v14

Women's
price:$139.95

The New Balance Fresh Foam X 880v14 is one of the best options on the market when you need a running shoe that offers neutral support and exceptional cushioning. It features a durable design and a cushioned insole, creating a responsive shoe that helps you tackle runs of any distance.

A mesh upper and rubber NDurance outsole work together to create a durable shoe that protects your feet from potential road hazards. The upper enhances breathability to keep feet cool and dry on every run while the outsole offers superior grip and traction on all types of surfaces.

Fresh Foam X technology in the footbed cushions feet for incredible shock absorption and all-day comfort. The midsole has a springy design that propels feet forward and bounces back into shape after each step, ensuring a smooth and responsive ride no matter how hard you train. The energetic footbed keeps you light on your feet so you can hit a new PR.

Best Cushioned Running Shoe: New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v13

New Balance Men's Fresh Foam X 1080v13 - Black/White
New Balance Men's Fresh Foam X 1080v13 - Black/White
New Balance Men's Fresh Foam X 1080v13 Marine Blue/Night Sky lateral side
New Balance Men's 1080 V13 Steel/Titanium side view
Men's New Balance Fresh Foam X 1080v13 White/Light Silver Metallic lateral side
New Balance Men's Fresh Foam X 1080v13 Grey Matter/Cyber Jade lateral side
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New Balance Fresh Foam X 1080v13

Men's Shoes
price:$164.95
New Balance Women's Fresh Foam X 1080v13 - Black/White
New Balance Women's Fresh Foam X 1080v13 - Black/White
New Balance Women's Fresh Foam X 1080v13 - White/Silver Metallic
New Balance Women's Fresh Foam X 1080v13 Limelight/Chrome Blue lateral side
NB Women's 18080 v13 side view
New Balance Women's Fresh Foam X 1080v13 Sea Salt/Purple lateral side
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New Balance Fresh Foam X 1080v13

Women's Shoes
price:$164.95

Whether you’re looking for a show for everyday training or one to optimize your performance on race day, the New Balance Fresh Foam X 1080v13 fits the bill. It combines comfort and reliability so you can reach a new PR.

The Fresh Foam X offers exceptional cushioning. Enhanced with 3% bio-based content, Fresh Foam X takes the traditional comfort of Fresh Foam to the next level. It offers an energetic and responsive ride while propelling feet forward for faster speeds. The New Balance Fresh Foam X 1080v13 works on all types of terrain so you can get your run in without compromising on comfort.

Reflective accents decorate the mesh upper and make these shoes visible in low-light conditions. The mesh material promotes breathability so your feet stay dry and comfortable at all times, while the rubber NDurance outsole offers better grip and stability so you stay steady on your feet.

Best for Speed Days: New Balance FuelCell SuperComp Elite v4

New Balance Women's FuelCell SC Elite v4 side view
New Balance Women's FuelCell SC Elite v4 side view
Women's New Balance FuelCell SC Elite v4 White/Bleached Lime Glo lateral side
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New Balance FuelCell SuperComp Elite v4

Women's Shoes
original price:$249.95 price:$219.95 – 249.95

When winning a race or coming in second comes down to the wire, you need a shoe that makes every second count. The lightweight design of the New Balance FuelCell SuperComp Elite v4 combines with premium cushioning and a sturdy carbon footplate for the ultimate race-day shoe.

Made with PEBA, the FuelCell midsole offers incredible comfort with every stride. A rocker design mimics a natural stride for a smoother run, while the rubber outsole grips various surfaces to help you stay steady on your feet without weighing you down.

A carbon footplate between the midsole and the insole offers energetic support for springier steps. It works with strategically placed midsole voids to return the maximum amount of energy to your foot and propel you forward.

Best for Long Runs: New Balance FuelCell SuperComp Trainer v2

New Balance Men's FuelCell SuperComp Trainer v2 - Black/Thirty Watt
New Balance Men's FuelCell SuperComp Trainer v2 - Black/Thirty Watt
New Balance Men's FuelCell SuperComp Trainer v2 - White/Bleached Lime Glo
New Balance Men's FuelCell SuperComp Trainer v2 Ice Blue/Neon Dragonfly lateral side
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New Balance FuelCell SuperComp Trainer v2

Men's Shoes
original price:$179.95 price:$0.00
New Balance Women's FuelCell SuperComp Trainer v2 - Black/Thirty Watt
New Balance Women's FuelCell SuperComp Trainer v2 - Black/Thirty Watt
New Balance Women's FuelCell SuperComp Trainer v2 - White/Bleached Lime Glo
New Balance Women's FuelCell SuperComp Trainer v2 Ice Blue/Neon Dragonfly lateral side
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New Balance FuelCell SuperComp Trainer v2

Women's Shoes
original price:$179.95 price:$149.95

New Balance knows long-distance running, and the new FuelCell SuperComp Trainer v2 is proof. As one of the best long distance running shoes on the market, this trainer offers two layers of lightweight FuelCell cushioning and a carbon fiber propulsion plate sandwiched between. It’s a highly responsive and propulsive shoe with optimal cushioning for logging numerous miles at top speeds.

Our reviewers named the New Balance FuelCell SuperComp Trainer v2 one of their favorites on our list for its unrivaled comfort that doesn’t sacrifice speed. The breathable, flat knit upper also keeps feet cool and air circulating from the first mile to the last.

Best for Stability: New Balance Fresh Foam X 860v14

New Balance Men's Fresh Foam X 860 v14 Grey Matter/Black lateral side
New Balance Men's Fresh Foam X 860 v14 Grey Matter/Black lateral side
New Balance Men's Fresh Foam X 860 v14 Black/Phantom lateral side
New Balance Men's Fresh Foam X 860 v14 Blue Oasis/White lateral side

New Balance Fresh Foam X 860 v14

Men's Shoes
price:$139.95
New Balance Women's Fresh Foam X 860 v14 Arctic Grey/Sea Salt lateral side
New Balance Women's Fresh Foam X 860 v14 Arctic Grey/Sea Salt lateral side
New Balance Women's Fresh Foam X 860 v14 Black/Phantom lateral side
New Balance Women's Fresh Foam X 860 v14 Light Chrome/Blue Limelight lateral side

New Balance Fresh Foam X 860 v14

Women's Shoes
price:$139.95

Built for all distances, the New Balance Fresh Foam X 860v14 combines comfort and durability to create a reliable running shoe for everyday use. Lace up these shoes whether you’re getting in a training run or preparing for race day so you’re ready to beat your PR or tackle the competition.

A revolutionary Stability Plane provides incredible underfoot support. It sits underneath premium Fresh Foam X cushioning and offers energetic support so you get springier steps with minimal effort. The soft cushioning enhances shock absorption so you stay comfortable on both long and short runs.

Reliable and versatile, the New Balance Fresh Foam X 860v14 features a durable construction. The mesh upper improves breathability and keeps feet comfortable on long runs, and the rubber outsole grips various surfaces securely and gives you better traction so you can stay light on your feet whether you’re getting in a short training run or competing in a marathon.

Best for Walking: New Balance Fresh Foam X 840 v1

New Balance Men's Fresh Foam X 840 v1 Aluminum Grey/True Red lateral side
New Balance Men's Fresh Foam X 840 v1 Aluminum Grey/True Red lateral side
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New Balance Fresh Foam X 840 v1

Men's Shoes
original price:$139.95 price:$109.95
New Balance Women's Fresh Foam X 840 v1 lateral side
New Balance Women's Fresh Foam X 840 v1 lateral side

New Balance Fresh Foam X 840 v1

Women's Shoes
price:$139.95

Many running shoes are just as beneficial for walking as they are for moving at a faster pace. The New Balance Fresh Foam X 840 v1 is one of these shoes. It’s a practical and stylish shoe ideal for exercise or simply everyday wear, yet it’s still loaded with New Balance’s favorite technologies.

The New Balance Fresh Foam X 840v1 features Fresh Foam X cushioning, a comfortable synthetic upper, and new-sew support in the midfoot. The molded heel adds to the shoe’s comfort, holding the foot snuggly in place whether you’re walking miles or working long hours. The 4mm drop is subtle and promotes a natural walking gait.

Our reviewers praised the New Balance Fresh Foam X 840v1 as one of the best in the brand’s collection for everyday wear. It can easily go from the grocery store to a long walk or jog at the park. Stylish, sophisticated colorways make it an ideal shoe to pair with any athletic or traditional clothing.

The Fresh Foam X 840v1 is also available in standard, wide, and extra-wide widths, making it one of the best walking shoes for wide feet in the collection.

The Finish Line

Our reviewers set out on a mission to help you find the best New Balance running and walking shoes for your needs. After extensively evaluating a variety of the brand’s models, they found clear strengths that set these eight pairs apart from the rest.

Our team members often emphasize the importance of considering your running style, preferences, and needs when choosing the right pair of running shoes for you. They’re always available in our stores to help you locate the most ideal running shoes for your foot shape, gait, experience, and more.

Investing in the right running shoes will put you one step closer to achieving your running goals. Shop our complete selection here at Marathon Sports or at our online store today!

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