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Mens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe

Men's New Balance 870v3

Item #NBA1568
MSRP:$109.95
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Men's NEW BALANCE® 870V3 :: Run stronger, longer, enjoying a lighter-weight ride without sacrificing long-term support in the newly updated Men's New Balance® 870v3, ideal for stability runners looking for a lightweight shoe that won't break down after 200 miles. You'll get speedy responsiveness plus the protection you'd expect from an everyday trainer, while feeling more connected to your most natural strides thanks to the 8mm heel drop design. Plus, you're sure to secure your most comfortable feeling fit from this running shoe's mesh upper that delivers a snug, breathable hold.

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Features & Benefits:

  • ABZORB crash pad: Provides exceptional shock absorption
  • Breathable air mesh
  • Synthetic and TPU upper
  • Blown rubber outsole: Extremely flexible, light, and helps provide cushioning
  • No-sew welding: Reduces weight and prevents chafing
  • NBW2524
  • WEIGHT: 9.8 ounces
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Specifications:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  870v2

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Mens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe
 
3.8

(based on 22 reviews)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (17)
  • Lightweight (13)
  • Cushions impact (10)
  • Breathable (9)
  • Fast (7)

Cons

  • Wears out quickly (5)
  • Narrow / tight (4)
  • Uncomfortable (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (14)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      86% 

      (18 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      86% 

      (18 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (16), High arch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (16), Casual/ recreational (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22)

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4.0

Nice walking a shoe, probably wouldn't buy for running again

By Phil the runner

from Northern Indiana

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gym
    • Walking

    Comments about Mens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

    I'm a heavy runner, 210 lbs. I've forever worn the New Balance 1260's with great success, but these were on sale and thought I'd give them a try. Nice shoe. Good looking shoe, and I wear them regularly to the gym & to town, but I just feel they do not provide enough cushion for my hard strikes. Especially on distance runs. I like them and will use them, but just not for distance running.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    very nice shoe but one important downside.......

    By jj

    from Bend Oregon

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

      Cons

      • Wears Out Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

      Really have enjoyed the comfort of these shoes. I'm recovering from and extended struggle with feet issues. Can't point only to these shoes and I've tried enough to know it is not just coincidence, but my feet are feeling WAY better. Previous shoes did not make a difference. Bummer is that the black part of the traction wore fast.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • High Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      More stable than other stability shoes

      By dctrainer

      from Littleton, CO

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Arch Support

      Cons

      • Narrow / Tight
      • Toe Box A Bit Large

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

      I have been wearing the Nike Zoom Structure +16 and +18 for the last 2 years for day to day training and long runs and they are Stability type shoes like the NB 870. I do 45-55 miles a week, usually 7 days a week and wear this type of shoe 3-4 times per week with good results. I've been wearing NB shoes for racing (NB 5000 and NB Minimus) and for fast workouts (NB 1400) with very good results so decided to try the 870's for my day to day running and will probably stick with these and it's eventual successor for the time being.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Love The 870v3

      By Marathonman

      from Honolulu, HI

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Lightweight
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

        Just love the lightweight and wide toebox. New Balance was the first to offer widths and their shoes excel like no others I've tried. Shoes are very comfortable.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        2.0

        A stylish pair, but they wear quickly

        By Handsome Carl

        from Sydney Australia

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Fast
        • Good Arch Support
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

        • Wears Out Quickly

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

        About me...40-something, over pronator, 25-35 mpw, midfoot striker, training for my third marathon. I bought these once the Mizuno Wave Inspire 9 became hard to find, and slotted the NB 870v3 into my program for runs under 8 miles. Out of the box, they are quite striking in appearance, are definitely lightweight and break in rather easily. I would rate their breathability as average for today's shoes. Traction is good in the wet, and the pronation control does its job. In wet conditions, I never hesitated to lean on them while cornering. Those are the good points.
        The bad? They wear out in a flash because the sole compound is just too soft. Right now, I have 278 miles on this pair, and they are in trouble. The forefoot treads are completely flat spotted and worn smooth. The heel corners lost their tread a while ago. By the looks of things, they will be lucky to make the 350 mile mark before I give them a kiss and throw them in a dumpster. By comparison, my last pair of Mizuno Wave Inspire 9's lasted an impressive 672 miles under the same conditions and running program. The bottom line: a decent shoe for the task, but it is important to know their limitations when it comes to durability. If you are used to worthy battlers like Mizuno and Brooks running shoes, you might be disappointed in the end.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        nice shoe lite but solid

        By Super Theo

        from portland oregon

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Wears Out Quickly

        Best Uses

        • Endurance Training

        Comments about Mens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

        I am a 45-55 mile a week guy alternate with 2 pairs other shoes I wear similar would be brooks ravena and asics ds trainer I like that it works well for toe hitters and forefoot runners like I am.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Very Comfortable

        By Runs like a swimmer

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

          First time in New Balance in many years. I really like the light weight, flexibility, and support. I use Superfeet Orange, and the combo provides good support and a quick feel. Not unlike Asics DS Trainer, but with more height in the toe box.

          I was starting to get some tightness/pain in my heel (starting PF?) in my old shoes, and that is clearing up with the shift to these in combo with the SF.

          I've only had them a couple of weeks, so can't speak to durability.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • High Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Light & comfortable.

          By Brad D

          from Long Beach, CA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Wears Out Quickly

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

          The first thing I noticed was that this shoe is much lighter than the New Balance 1260v2 from which I'd come. While still listed as a "stability" shoe, the 870v3's pronation control is not blatantly obvious to the wearer - it's on the subtle side.

          I fit them with Road Runner Sports' Cushion insoles.

          The material in the upper is quite different from any running shoe I've used before - I suspect this is where some of the weight savings comes from. While initially skeptical, I noticed no difference in flexibility or breathability.

          The upper material did start to fray and crack along the outside of both shoes, right at the high-stress bending point above the toe joint, by 350 miles or so. It hadn't gotten any worse when I retired them at 410 miles, so perhaps it's not a big deal; I've never had a running shoe's upper begin to outright come apart that soon, though.

          Still, I really like the shoe, and bought another pair as a replacement.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          "Just the right amount of comfort"

          By Dave

          from McKinney, TX

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Pavement

            Comments about Mens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

            Run 3-4 times per week for conditioning. Roughly 15 miles total. Mostly on pavement. Am an older runner.
            I prefer cushioned, comfortable shoes. I bought a 2nd pair within 1.5 months. Will buy more in the future.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Fit and Comfort as good as V2

            By DCarroll

            from Savannah, Ga.

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Durable
            • Good Arch Support

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Pavement

            Comments about Mens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

            I bought these after the V2 was discontinued.The fit is the same and though the specs of the V2 and V3 are similar, this shoe feels a little lighter.I weigh about 195 lbs. and I am 5-11.I run about 25 - 30 miles per week and run mostly 10k or half-marathons. I find these especially good on longer runs.I rotate 3 pairs with the third pair only for racing, so durability has not been a problem. The fit is 1 size up from my normal regular shoe and a 1/2 up from my normal running shoes. The widths are accurate to sizing. I have a normal width. Be sure to purchase the stretchy shoe laces as the shoe laces that come with the shoe are tight if you like to run in a looser feeling shoe across your forefoot.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great for long and short runs!

            By Darryl

            from Jacksonville, NC

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

              I can wear neutral or stability but I am training for a marathon and prefer the cushioning of a stability shoe. With the 870v3 I get that in a very lightweight design. They fit great and don't take any getting used to, very natural feel.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              3.0

              I want to love them

              By Cincinnati Bryan

              from Cincinnati

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

              • Fast
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Narrow / Tight

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

              I want to love these shoes, but....I have been running in Mizuno Inspire 3-9 and wanted to change things up. For a stability shoe these bad boys are light and fast. The 8mm drop takes a bit to get used to. First run 7 miles and legs were energized the entire time. The con is NB shoes are always to narrow. I got the EE, but I still felt me feet being pinched in too much. Going to swap them for 4e and see if that works.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels too narrow
              • Arch Type:
              • High Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              i would buy this soe again

              By ron

              from tucson az

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Fast
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

                x

                • Sizing:
                • Feels full size too small
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                3.0

                Poor Durability

                By Dale R

                from Williamsburg, VA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Wears Out Quickly

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

                I use these shoes mostly for road running and the occasional dirt road or hard pack trail. I bought them 4.5 months ago and have very, very low miles on them (2 months of no running - 10-20 miles/wk when running during the other 2.5 months).

                The shoes are extremely comfortable and seemed to encourage me to be more of a mid-foot striker.

                My complaint: The soles wore very fast and have started peeling on one foot. For this reason alone, I would not recommend. I have Mizuno's that have hundreds of miles on them in the same conditions and they never started to come apart like this. Time to try something else.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                light and comfortable

                By Dan S.

                from Aliso Viejo, CA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Fast
                • Good Traction
                • Great with Jeans
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gym

                  Comments about Mens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

                  Wore the product around the house and gym. Good all-around shoes. Love the light weight, stability and design of this shoe. because it is super light, sometimes I feel like the manufacturer skimp on product or quality. I would recommend this product.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  MAKE ME ON FIRE. LIKE A FIRECRACKER. YAH

                  By JAY

                  from Escondido, CA

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Fast
                  • Good Arch Support
                  • Good Traction
                  • Lightweight
                  • Pronation Control

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

                    YOU GOTTA BREAK THEM IN, THEN ONCE THEY MOLD TO YOUR FOOT. BAMMM, YOUR ON FIRE LIKE THE ROAD RUNNER RUNNING THROUGH THE DESSERT. FIRECRACKER. YAH!!!!!!!

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • High Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    2.0

                    disappointed

                    By RCB

                    from NYC

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Narrow / Tight
                      • Uncomfortable

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

                      I'm 6', 215 lbs, have always like the Beast, but this newest model is a disappointment. My usual size is with the Beast is 12.5D, but that size was WAY too small the this one. The toe box is very cramped and my feet started hurting after only a few miles. Tried a 12.5EE, but that was still too short, went up to a 13 and that was too long - it felt like I was sliding around in it. I'm sorry to give up the beast, but this is a waste - I'm finding another model and brand.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels full size too small
                      • Width:
                      • Feels too narrow
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      1.0

                      Very uncomfortable for me

                      By Ranger

                      from Northern Minnesota

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Arch Support To Far Back
                      • Breathable

                      Cons

                      • Arch Support To Far Back
                      • Poor Arch Support
                      • Uncomfortable

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Mens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

                        wore around house for several hours. Very sore feet. it feels like the arch support is to far towards the heel. returned this AM. These are not the shoe for me, maybe for somewone else, but not me.

                        • Arch Type:
                        • Average Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Narrow But Nice

                        By Maui Pat

                        from Maui,Hi.

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Fast
                        • Good Arch Support
                        • Pronation Control

                        Cons

                        • Narrow / Tight

                        Best Uses

                        • Endurance Training

                        Comments about Mens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

                        This update of the 870v2 runs narrow. I ordered a D width and had to exchange for a 2E. Once they came everything was ok. This is a good update of the 870. It feels light and fast and givesgood chshoning and support.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels too narrow
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Average Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        1.0

                        don't like

                        By Les

                        from Greenville, SC

                        About Me Gym Rat

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Uncomfortable

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Mens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

                        The heels felt like I was stepping on something on the side of my heel.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Average Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        awesome shoe

                        By Dave98Z3

                        from Richmond, VA

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Mens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

                          I use them to train with and so far I am really pleased with them.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width
                          • Arch Type:
                          • Average Arch
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Great lighweight shoe

                          By Paul

                          from Northern New Jersey

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Breathable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Fast
                          • Good Arch Support
                          • Good Traction
                          • great fit
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Walking

                            Comments about Mens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

                            I have been looking for a lightweight shoe with some stability to put in my rotation for some time. Never had much luck with NB till now, great mid foot wrap, just enough cushioning for fast runs, just a touch of stability with good transition and flexibility. Toe box very comfortable without being too wide, excellent heel fit. Having a pair of old feet (flat) it is hard to find a lightweight shoe that gives adequate support. My main shoe is the Mizuno Inspire 9 another great shoe, but these will go into rotation for my faster runs, this is best shoe I have found from NB and are worth a try.

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels half size too small
                            • Width:
                            • Feels true to width
                            • Arch Type:
                            • Low Arch
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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