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The 769 offers a great balance of cushioning and support. New to the 769 is two forms of Abzorb cushioning for excellent heel impact protection. Also the 769 uses a lighter and more resilient midsole for greater durability and responsiveness. Add this to the updated fit and you get a great performer.

Model Number:

Width D=Medium, Width 2E=Wide

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium to narrow
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box height: Medium
  • Arch structure: Medium height

Weight: 11.9 oz (size 9)

Product Lifecycle

  • Release date: January 2009
  • Model discontinued: December 2009
  • Model update: January 2010, 760
  • Heritage: 768

Pronation Control Technology

Designed for mild to moderate over-pronation

  • Midsole: TS2, Stability Web
  • Shape: Semi-curved
  • Construction Last: Strobel lasted ABZORB

Cushioning Technology

  • Midsole: ACTEVA-LITE
  • Heel: ABZORB DTS
  • Forefoot: ABZORB

Upper Materials

  • Breathable mesh, PHANTOM seamless liner, LIGHTNING DRY moisture wicking lining, NLOCK mid-foot support, 360-degree reflectivity, dual-density collar, SURE LACE shoe laces

Outsole Technology

  • Ndurance rubber for heel durability and blown rubber forefoot

New Balance's moderate stability shoe, the 769, offers smooth stability along with a responsive and cushioned ride. The 769 is built on a semi-curved last and is great for everyday training.

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

Customer Reviews

Comments: I am absolutely loving this shoe because of its comfort and 
support my patella issues have not returned, therefore I am running 
From: Asif, Kingston, Jamaica, WI

Comments: I decided to give the 769 a try since it was on close out and I was due for a new pair. I have been using the Asics 2100 series for the last couple years. My toes were a little cramped in my usual size, the forefoot seems a little bit small. 1/2 size up or perhaps a 2E would be best. I've run twice in them now and I like the plush light feeling of the upper, the support seems good however the forefoot cushioning feels a little less soft as compared to the Asics 2140. 
From: Brandon, CA, USA

Comments:  I had purchased these shoes at a speciality running store in 2009 and I liked them, so I was happy to see them on sale here at Running Warehouse.  I agree with AJ in that I think you should buy 1/2 size up.  Historically I haven't liked NB because the classic NB last did not provide enough stability, but the new stability last used in this model is great for me.  I think I'm going to buy a couple more pairs before they are all gone.
From: Jeff, Claremont, CA, USA

Comments:  These shoes are the best. I  had back problems and an employee that works there by the name of Kelly assisted me perfectly. I ran 11 miles on them the first day. Then the next day I ran 3 miles at a fast pace. When I ran before, my shins were sore and lower back. I almost stop running till I purchased this shoe. The pain I was having wouldn't permit to race. I have a flat foot. Thanks again Kelly.
From: Curtis, Augusta, GA, USA

Comments:   I decided to give these a go while they were on closeout and i'm glad i did.  I'm a male flat-arched, overpronator, 6' and 180 lbs.  The NB's left me pain free and feelin like i could run all day.  I've been running in Mizuno Wave Inspire's and Saucony Hurricane's.  I found the 769's to stand right in the middle as far as cushioning goes...slightly firmer than the Mizuno's, but more plush than the Hurricane's.  The 796's also seemed to have slightly more room in the heel than my Saucony's, but i've had no problems.  Another reviewer mentioned that the 796's fit true-to-size and were very roomy in the toe box.  I did not find this to be so.  I ordered my usual size and my toes were cramped in both the length and the width, but exchanging for a half size up fixed this (still slightly less width in the toes than i'd like, but they have yet to give me an ounce or trouble)  As of now, i'd say that these shoes will replace the Hurricane's in my rotation (even though i love Saucony's fit, the overall comfort just isn't as good as the NB's) 4.5/5 stars..very happy with my first pair of New Balance
From: AJ, MI, USA

Comments:  The best I have owned and worn.  I have support issues and this shoes has solved those.  It looks great and better yet, feels and wears great.  I am on my fifth pair in the series.
From: CA Alvano, Shawnee, KS, USA

Comments: The 769 is a very comfortable shoe. I have some back problems and I need a shoe with good stability this shoe left me pain free. It also feels very light on your feet and has that nice bounce I like in a running shoe. This shoe is definitely a great trainer and actually feels light enough that some people would be comfortable racing in it. Five stars especially for the price.Fits true to size, very roomy in the toe box.
From: Dan, St. Mary's, Ohio