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The New Balance 870 v3 is a lightweight trainer featuring support for mild overpronation. If offers moderate cushioning and a a semi-soft ride. 

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Enjoy a lightweight and supportive ride with the New Balance 870 v3. A traditionally posted design helps combat overpronation while a RevLite midsole provides enough cushioning for your long runs without weighing you down. Built with a 9mm heel to toe offset, this shoe helps keep your stride efficient, so you can focus on the road ahead.

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Weight: 8.1 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: Heel (24mm), Forefoot (15mm)

Available Widths: B=Medium, D=Wide

How It Fits (based on width B)

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

Assembly: Imported

MIDSOLE

  • 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.

OUTSOLE

  • 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.

UPPER

  • Open Mesh covers the majority of the upper for lightweight breathability.
  • Synthetic Overlays are strategically placed to wrap the foot for a secure fit.
  • No-Sew upper materials are soft, supple and hold the foot securely on the platform.
  • 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.

LAST

  • 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.

Comments: I had run in Mizuno Inspires since they were first introduced. But when the Inspire 10s came out, they were too firm and stiff for my liking. So I hunted for a replacement. The NB 870 comes as close as anything I've tried. I'm a fairly efficient runner with a mid-foot strike who only needs mild stability. I also want a lightweight trainer with a normal drop, not a 4mm or even 0 drop. The 870 does run slightly wider than the Inspire 9, but not so much that it's sloppy. Mizunos always were known as being narrow, which suited me fine since I'm a narrow B. The 870s seem to have a very similar foot flex as the Inspire 9s and a similar toe off and overall foot feel. They also are moderately cushioned without being mushy. As a mid-foot striker, I do need some cushioning under the balls of my feet, and the Mizuno 10 just doesn't have it. Now I just hope NB doesn't go totally revamping the 870.
From: VB, CA, USA. May 27th 2014

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+

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