New Balance 860v13

Running Shoe Reviews
New Balance 860v13


Support Road Running Shoes


Average Weight: Mens 309g / Womens 243g
Offset: 10mm

An anti-pronation road running shoe which offers the runner ample comfort through its pronounced cushioning and secure fit. This newest edition of the New Balance 860 benefits from improvements to its popular Fresh Foam X technology, promoting an even smoother ride. Available in wide and extra wide fitting (men's and women's).

Men's New Balance 860v13 D

Women's New Balance 860v13 B


  • Strong level of support for overpronation
  • Discrete, but plush cushioning promotes a softer landing
  • Improved Fresh Foam X technology allows for better shock absorption
  • Gusseted tongue locks in the foot, providing a more secure fit


  • Strengthened with overlays for stronger structure
  • Made from 50% recycled materials
  • Perforation maintains breathability


  • Fresh Foam X technology improved with the introduction of a softer and more responsive top and bottom layer
  • Built in medial post is made of firmer foam and inserted under the heel and arch, providing enhanced support for overpronation
  • Combination of two different density materials works to provide a soft landing alongside a responsive take-off
  • 3% bio-based content, sourced from renewable resources


  • Reflective details for better visibility
  • Durable rubber
New Balance 860v13
New Balance 860v13


  • Plush cushioning for softer landing, promoting high levels of shock absorption
  • Medial post for overpronation keeps body in balanced alignment
  • Structured but breathable fit


Standard fit could be narrow for some, but the wide and extra wide options are available

In Testing

Having previously worn the New Balance 860v12, I was unsure whether its successor would match its level of comfort. However, I was pleasantly surprised as soon as I first wore the newest version, which had incorporated a gusseted tongue, securing my feet in place. From the first run, I noticed that my gait had improved immediately, with the overpronation support being so strong, particularly decreasing the usual excessive rolling inwards of my ankles. This support was not overbearing however, and alongside the cushioning it felt much lighter and more effortless to both run and walk for miles!


This 13th edition of the popular New Balance 860 is perhaps the best yet. The improvements to its Fresh Foam X technology alongside its medial post has allowed for a simultaneous enhancement of cushioning and overpronation support. The model is suitable for runners requiring a strong anti-pronation shoe, which fulfils its technical functions whilst providing a comfortable ride for movement throughout the day. 

Men's New Balance 860v13 D

Men's New Balance 860v13 2E Wide

Men's New Balance 860v13 4E Extra Wide

Women's New Balance 860v13 B

Women's New Balance 860v13 D Wide

Women's New Balance 860v13 2E Extra Wide

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