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The New Balance 870 v2 is a supportive trainer with a bit of a fast feel. It features moderate cushioning and a semi-soft ride.


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Relax and just run in the New Balance 870 v2, a smooth sailing daily trainer with a close feel for the road. Now lighter than ever, this shoe brings you a fast ride that still packs plenty of support for mild to moderate overpronaters. The upper holds your foot secure with flexible overlays that move and stretch with your foot, for a road worthy shoe that won't hold you back. 

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Weight: 9.8 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (27mm), Forefoot (19mm)

Available Widths: D=Medium, 2E=Wide

How It Fits (based on width D) 

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

 Assembly: Imported


The 870 V2 is a moderate feature, moderate support shoe designed for daily training and high mileage.


  • ABZORB is a full-length, top-of-the-line midsole foam for great durability and improved cushioning.
  • RevLite is an innovative foam compound that provides lightweight, responsive cushioning. 
  • Internal Shank is a thermoplastic unit in the midsole that provides torsional rigidity.
  • Medial Post consists of higher density foam in the midfoot that works to correct over pronation.
  • Open Mesh covers the majority of the upper for lightweight breathability.
  • Synthetic Overlays are strategically placed to wrap the foot for a secure fit.
  • Traditional Sockliner provides additional underfoot cushioning.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length ABZORB foam, for enhanced cushioning and a soft underfoot feel.
  • Blown rubber in the forefoot increases cushioning and responsiveness.
  • Ndurance is a highly durable carbon rubber located in the heel and the lateral side of the outsole.


  • PL-1 Natural is a running-specific last with a standard heel and forefoot width and a standard toe-box height. This last is built to closely follow the natural shape of the human foot.

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: These shoes are very comfortable and cushioned, but it wasn't the right shoe for me. I would start feeling pain in my feet after 10-15 minutes of running in these shoes, so I had to return them. I'm more of a midfoot striker, so maybe that's why.
From: Nathan, Klamath Falls, OR

Comments: I can't believe how much support they have considering how light they are. They are a little snug, but that works for me because a have a narrow foot. Also the upper is quite stretchy, kind of like those Nike shoe socks.
From: Graham, Livermore, CA, USA

Comments: Unfortunately I had to return these shoes. I tend to like NB products. These shoes run about about 1/2 size small and were tight around the toe box.
From: Victor, Lake Forest, CA

Comments: This shoe rocks! The slightly lower heel,soft yet responsive and very smooth ride are delightful. The fit is generous but like most new balance snug on the instep. The stability is subtle enough a neutral runner can use it as it's just enough to keep you on track when fatigue is overwhelming you.
From: Boris