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The New Balance 730 v2 is a light and low option for those seeking a flexible and protective ride, featuring minimal cushioning and a firm ride.

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The New Balance 730 v2 is for runners looking for excellent ground feel with minimal underfoot protection. Offering a low heel-to-toe offset, this shoe encourages an efficient stride, while a flexible outsole offers uninhibited movement through the gait cycle. A lightweight mesh upper delivers a seamless fit with plenty of room for the toes to splay for a natural running experience.

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Weight: 7.1 oz (size 9)

Stack HeightHeel (19mm), Forefoot (13mm); non-removable insole

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D) 

  • Sizing: Fits large, purchase 1/2 size smaller than standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium to narrow
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box Height: Low
  • Arch Structure: Low
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved

 Assembly: Improted

INTRODUCTION

The 730 v2 is a minimum feature, minimum neutral shoe designed for racing, speedwork and daily training.

CUSHIONING

  • To keep weight down, this shoe contains no additional cushioning technologies.
MIDSOLE
  • ACTEVA LITE is a full-length, premium lightweight midsole foam with optimal compression-set properties.
UPPER
  • Open Mesh covers the majority of the upper and is designed for lightweight breathability.
  • Non-Removable Sockliner provides additional underfoot cushioning.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length fabric for a comfortable underfoot feel.
OUTSOLE
  • Blown rubber in the forefoot increases cushioning and responsiveness.

LAST

  • NL-1 is a running-specific last with a standard heel width, a wide forefoot, and a low toe-box height.

Comments: Had my first run in them this morning, size 8.5 2E. I'm normally a 9.5 2E or a 10, and had to return the 9.5 2E and 9 2E to end up with this pair. I feel sorry for Running Warehouse having to bear the brunt of New Balance's odd sizing. They run really long! As for the shoe itself, this is definitely the right size. I have a wide foot, and I didn't have any hotspots or rubbing. The shoe itself is loud and slappy, no matter what adjustments I make. It feels less than 6mm drop for sure. In fact, the drop feels the same or lower than my Nike Free 3.0 v5, which has a 4mm drop. I'm going to keep running in them, because they accommodate my forefoot better than the Nike's, and I'm purposely trying to heel strike as I recover from peroneal tendinitis, so I need the drop. Once I'm feeling 100% and back up to 30-40 miles a week, I'll transition back into my beloved Altras.
From: Brian, Huntington Beach, CA 92649

Comments: At first I loved this shoe, it was very light, felt like I was running/walking barefoot but after about a month of wearing them, the grey material of the shoe began to rip and the bottom grips began to fall apart. Right now, I have a countless number of rips in my shoes and soon I will have to buy a new pair because they are becoming unwearable.
From: Patrick, Boone, NC USA

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

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

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

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