New Balance 860v14

Running Shoe Reviews
New Balance 860v14

Category

Support Road Running Shoes

Summary

Average Weight: Mens 306g / Womens 243g
Offset: 8mm

This top-tier running shoe is designed for stability and comfort. Experience the plush midsole that cushions every step for a responsive ride.

Men's New Balance 860v14 D

Men's New Balance 860v14 D

£140

Women's New Balance 860v14 B

Women's New Balance 860v14 B

£140

Features

  • 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

Upper

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

Midsole

  • 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

Outersole

  • Reflective details for better visibility
  • Durable rubber
Women's New Balance 860v14
Women's New Balance 860v14

Pros

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

Cons

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

In Testing

Having previously worn the New Balance 860v13, 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 placement working well with my gait, 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!


Verdict

This 14th 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 860v14 D

Men's New Balance 860v14 D

£140

Men's New Balance 860v14 2E Wide

Men's New Balance 860v14 2E Wide

£140

Men's New Balance 860v14 4E Extra Wide

Men's New Balance 860v14 4E Extra Wide

£140

Women's New Balance 860v14 B

Women's New Balance 860v14 B

£140

Women's New Balance 860v14 D Wide

Women's New Balance 860v14 D Wide

£140

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