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With protective yet responsive underfoot cushioning, the New Balance XC900 is a flat intended for 5k to 10k cross country racing.


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The New Balance XC900 is a racing shoe for the 5k to 10k distances. Soft yet supportive overlays on the upper wrap your foot securely, and the thin midsole is light and responsive for speed on the course. The lugged outsole can tackle just about any surface that gets in its way.

Model Number:

Weight: 4.8 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (22mm), Forefoot (16mm), non-removable insole

How It Fits (based on width D) Width D=Medium

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Low to medium volume
  • Forefoot: Narrow to medium width
  • Toe-Box height: Low
  • Arch Structure: Medium

Product Lifecycle

  • Release date: June 2012
  • Model discontinued: Unknown


The M900XC spikeless is a minimum featured shoe designed for competition in cross country. It is intended for XC racing and built with a curved shape.


  • To keep weight down, this shoe contains no additional cushioning technologies.
  • RevLite is an innovative foam compound that provides lightweight, responsive cushioning.
  • Open Mesh covers the majority of the upper for lightweight breathability.
  • Blown rubber in the forefoot increases cushioning and responsiveness.


  • RL-1 is a racing-specific last with a standard heel and forefoot width and a standard 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

Customer Reviews

Comments: At first when I saw this shoe I was happy to purchase it because I am a big fan of New Balance. Also, I liked how they were spikeless because I personally do not prefer to wear spikes. On the bad side, this is one of the worst things to ever happen to me. Because these shoes have very poor support of any point on the bottom of the foot, I highly believe these shoes are the reason for why I got Patellofemoral dysfunction. After one race wearing the New Balance 900XC spikeless, I'm now out for the entire cross country season due to the injury it caused. I was sad to find out that such a quality brand had such a low-quality shoe.
From: Trey, Cheshire, CT USA