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Ultra-lightweight and ultra-flexible for the runner seeking a near barefoot feel, the New Balance WR1 Hi-Rez features no cushioning and an extra firm ride.


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Experience the ultimate in ground feel and flexibility with the New Balance WR1 Hi-Rez. With a zero drop platform consisting of 42 independently moving pods that provide the slightest touch of underfoot protection, this ultra-lightweight shoe mimics every motion made by your foot. A thin synthetic mesh upper is ideal for sockless wear and wraps around the foot for a secure next-to-skin fit.

Model Number:

Weight: 3.3 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: Heel (8mm), Forefoot (8mm); non-removable insole

Available Widths: B=Medium

How it Fits (based on width B)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Low volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to narrow
  • Toe-Box Height: Low
  • Arch Structure: Low
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved

Assembly: Imported


The WR1 Hi-Rez is a minimum feature, minimal neutral shoe designed for daily training.


  • To keep weight down, this shoe contains no additional cushioning technologies. 
  • Hi-Rez Sole consists of 42 independently moving pods for cushioning and flexibility.


  • Synthetic Mesh throughout the upper provides lightweight and breathable coverage.
  • Fantom Fit are two materials combined with a No-Sew processes that provide an ultralight supportive fit.
  • No-Sew upper materials are soft, supple and hold the foot securely on the platform.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length fabric for a comfortable underfoot feel.
  • Blown rubber outsole increases cushioning and responsiveness.


  • NL-0 is a running-specific last with a standard heel width, a wide forefoot, and a low toe-box height. 

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

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