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Mens New Balance 905 Running Shoe

Men's New Balance 905

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Men's NEW BALANCE® 905 :: This race-ready missile is now ½-ounce lighter! The men's New Balance® 905 serves up the same responsive cushioning and light stability you knew in the 904, now with new asymetrical lacing and LockDown™ liner for amazing fit. 9.5 ounces

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PERFORMANCE STABILITY [?]
Get a lighter, more stable run in Performance Stability shoes. If you're a runner with average arches who likes to race, wants to go faster and enjoys better ground connection this is your shoe. Enjoy a smooth ride that's low to the ground and ideal for tacking on the miles. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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Features & Benefits:

  • ABZORB®: Provides excellent cushioning and durability
  • Stability Web®: Superior, lightweight midfoot support
  • Nlock®: Integrated lacing and webbing system that enhances midfoot support
  • Ndurance®: Rubber compound for maximum durability in high-wear areas
  • LIGHTNING DRY® Lining: Created to transfer moisture away from the foot
  • LockDown Liner™: Internal liner that is integrated into the lacing to provide a custom fit and securely hold the midfoot
  • SURE LACE™: Designed with a reciprocating wave pattern that will not untie under high performance
Product NBA1444 Review

Specifications:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  904

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Mens New Balance 905 Running Shoe
 
4.1

(based on 20 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (8)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Fast (6)
  • Breathable (5)
  • Cushions impact (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (6)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        88% 

        (7 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (8 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I have done two nice ...

    By PeterH

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens New Balance 905 Running Shoe:

    I have done two nice effort 10 milers with this shoe.
    This is rather a cushioned shoe, but it is not squashy. The forefoot to heel proportion of the cushioning is well balanced and allows for a nice mid foot (sweet spot) stride. Running downhill, it does not push you too much and uphill running gives a nice push off. The fit is comfortably snug because of a unique shoe tongue, which is connected on the inside but open on the outside, and gives added support when needed. Even the shoelaces are different and keep the tension where you set it. This shoe is built on a rather large last but does not make it uncomfortable. Overall, a nice trainer, responsive and yellow.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    awesome

    By mike

    from long beach, ca

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Fast
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens New Balance 905 Running Shoe:

      Who cares what color it is or what it looks like? I wear them when I run, not to go out in. Function vs. fashion right?! Wore them for the first time yesterday. Did 15 miles and they felt great. Soft but not squishy, light but still great support. Switched from asics gel nimbus and couldn't be happier.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      This shoe has moderate ...

      By DP

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens New Balance 905 Running Shoe:

      This shoe has moderate cushioning and provides a good road feel (relatively speaking). It also provides some support for overpronators and/or heavier runners but not too much that you feel you have an arch support in your shoe. I'm 200lbs. and feel I can use them for my long training runs (,2 hours).

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      A great shoe for road racing!

      By bdanehy

      from Wilmington, MA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Fast
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

      • Cushioning

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens New Balance 905 Running Shoe:

      You won't notice the stability and the angle of the shoe is terrific for racing.

      Just a little more cushioning and the shoe would be perfect!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      This shoe has fallen far ...

      By CS

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens New Balance 905 Running Shoe:

      This shoe has fallen far from 902 & 903. The new upper is good in theory but terrible in fit. All the overlays have stitching that digs into my feet. Please bring back the 903.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I love this shoe! If you ...

      By JDJones

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens New Balance 905 Running Shoe:

      I love this shoe! If you are looking for light training shoe that subscribes to the mantra "less is more" this is the shoe for you. Switched with Mizuno which caused problems with my calves and could not be happier.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Never before has a New ...

      By Lewis

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens New Balance 905 Running Shoe:

      Never before has a New Balance shoe failed me as badly as the 905. I've been running in 902/903/904 and loved them. But the 905 lacks the cushioning of its predecessors. It's hard to get into and out of thanks to a tongue sewn to one side. Plastic and stitching lumps also rub painfully. It seems to have a different last because the overall fit is very different from its ancestors. I'm buying all the endangered 904s I can find.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Shoe - - This is ...

      By Al

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens New Balance 905 Running Shoe:

      Great Shoe - - This is the answer for people who can train in a really lihgt shoe but also want to race in it. If you are a larger runner then this is your answere to racing flats! Big improvement over the 904 that really was useless as a race shoe and was too heavy to be a lightweight trainer.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      The 903 was perhaps my ...

      By Lawrence

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens New Balance 905 Running Shoe:

      The 903 was perhaps my favorite shoe ever, and how I rate this shoe reflects that. The 904 has a narrower outsole in the forefoot, and has a more tapered forefoot, so a less roomy toebox. I found it narrow for a 2E. The shoe feels stiffer overall, and chafes a bit due so some of the piping around the ankle and top of the tongue. I like the firmer feel to the forefoot, which my simply be due to a firmer insole, but I don't like the stiffer feel at the instep and a slightly higher heel (again, this may simply be due to a higher quality insole that is less mushy than its predecessor.
      I really like the new sewn-in tongue design -- who needs a tongue that can shift to the side as you run? This one definitely won't.
      But, the 903 disappeared under my foot as soon as I put it on. I ran for more than one year in my last pair (I'm a very efficient, 160 pound runner). The 905 feels stiff in comparison. But it still beats other shoes in this category. I wish New Balance would give us

       
      5.0

      COMFORT , CUSHIONING , AND QUALITY

      By mike kdh

      from eastern ,north carolina

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Fast
      • Good Arch Support
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens New Balance 905 Running Shoe:

        I have two pairs of running shoes the 905 and 993 . I run 8k almost everyday and rotate the shoes but i have to say that i really prefer my new 905's to the 993 . they are light weight and have plenty of cushioning . There is a big difference in how the shoes feel while running so when my 993's wear out i am going to replace them with another pair of 905 for sure .

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Low Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        A Perfect Combination

        By Needforspeed

        from Redmond, WA

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Fast
        • Lightweight
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Pavement

        Comments about Mens New Balance 905 Running Shoe:

        The 905 is a near-perfect balance of lightweight flexibility with some stability. I run with orthotics which often makes shoes too stiff, but not the 905s. I've run some of my best 5K and 10K times in these shoes, and they're great for both racing and training. I also do triathlons and the 905 is completely comfortable without socks. My only wish for an improvement on this shoe is a bit less heel build-up. I'm able to mostly run with a forefront/midsole strike with this shoe, certainly more easily than with say the 760, but less heel would give it a more natural ride.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great Shoe!

        By Ben

        from Windsor, CT

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Fast
        • Good Traction
        • Great with Jeans
        • Lightweight
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens New Balance 905 Running Shoe:

          Switched from Brooks Beast and couldn't be happier. I've put about 100 miles on them so far but durability seems fine. Super light in comparison to the beast, and although I am an overpronator this shoe combined with mid/fore-foot striking I have no issues despite missing all the stability technology in the Beast. The lighter stability control in this shoe is perfect. I'll be ordering the MT101 as soon as it comes out.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Low Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          great shoe

          By dsg

          from San Diego

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Fast
          • Good Arch Support
          • Good Traction
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens New Balance 905 Running Shoe:

            Great shoe - moving from the 904 to the 905 a nice improvement. Broke my little toe and the sewn in tongue almost made me pass out - not a good run that day! All in all, a fine minimalist - looking forward to 8 oz and less from NB.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
             
            4.0

            Great shoe, for other than the usual.

            By Susan

            from San Francisco

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens New Balance 905 Running Shoe:

              I bought this shoe because it is not confining for bunions. It is perhaps the only shoe on the market that I could wear comfortably. I have not found another one that came even close. I don't yet know about durability. However, that was not my main concern. Living in San Francisco, it is also helpful so people can find me in the fog :-).

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
               
              5.0

              bright but comfy

              By krull_etc

              from Dallas, TX

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Endurance Training

                Comments about Mens New Balance 905 Running Shoe:

                the tongue is sewn along the side, so it's a little tricky to get on quickly if doing tris/dus without practice

                • Sizing:
                • Feels half size too small
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch

                (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                this shoe is pupu... ...

                By jack more

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Mens New Balance 905 Running Shoe:

                this shoe is pupu... thats what my momy used to say when i was a kid pupu in the toilet thats where this shoe must go....

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Seriously - give us a ...

                By Don

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Mens New Balance 905 Running Shoe:

                Seriously - give us a shoe color that is not going to make us want to run fast just to escape the hecklers.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Ok, so they are kidding ...

                By Joe

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Mens New Balance 905 Running Shoe:

                Ok, so they are kidding with this lime green color right ? Ok new balance very funny...Now lets see the real color for this shoe.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Only runners with no ...

                By superpupu

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Mens New Balance 905 Running Shoe:

                Only runners with no style rate this shoe pupu.
                MOMA N.Y. will soon have this style icon on its art show!

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I was disappointed, left ...

                By Ben

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Mens New Balance 905 Running Shoe:

                I was disappointed, left them in the window all day....but they didn't glow in the dark. They do reflect light very well.
                Have not gone over 17 in them yet...but like them so far.

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                1.    JDJones rated this product 5 stars
                Thu, January 07,2010:
                I love this shoe! If you are looking for light training shoe that subscribes to the mantra "less is more" this is the shoe for you. Switched with Mizuno which caused problems with my calves and could not be happier.
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                Wed, January 06,2010:
                This shoe has fallen far from 902 & 903. The new upper is good in theory but terrible in fit. All the overlays have stitching that digs into my feet. Please bring back the 903.
                3.    DP rated this product 4 stars
                Wed, December 16,2009:
                This shoe has moderate cushioning and provides a good road feel (relatively speaking). It also provides some support for overpronators and/or heavier runners but not too much that you feel you have an arch support in your shoe. I'm 200lbs. and feel I can use them for my long training runs (~2 hours).
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                Thu, October 29,2009:
                The 903 was perhaps my favorite shoe ever, and how I rate this shoe reflects that. The 904 has a narrower outsole in the forefoot, and has a more tapered forefoot, so a less roomy toebox. I found it narrow for a 2E. The shoe feels stiffer overall, and chafes a bit due so some of the piping around the ankle and top of the tongue. I like the firmer feel to the forefoot, which my simply be due to a firmer insole, but I don't like the stiffer feel at the instep and a slightly higher heel (again, this may simply be due to a higher quality insole that is less mushy than its predecessor. I really like the new sewn-in tongue design -- who needs a tongue that can shift to the side as you run? This one definitely won't. But, the 903 disappeared under my foot as soon as I put it on. I ran for more than one year in my last pair (I'm a very efficient, 160 pound runner). The 905 feels stiff in comparison. But it still beats other shoes in this category. I wish New Balance would give us
                5.    PeterH rated this product 5 stars
                Tue, October 27,2009:
                I have done two nice effort 10 milers with this shoe. This is rather a cushioned shoe, but it is not squashy. The forefoot to heel proportion of the cushioning is well balanced and allows for a nice mid foot (sweet spot) stride. Running downhill, it does not push you too much and uphill running gives a nice push off. The fit is comfortably snug because of a unique shoe tongue, which is connected on the inside but open on the outside, and gives added support when needed. Even the shoelaces are different and keep the tension where you set it. This shoe is built on a rather large last but does not make it uncomfortable. Overall, a nice trainer, responsive and yellow.
                6.    Lewis rated this product 1 star
                Fri, October 23,2009:
                Never before has a New Balance shoe failed me as badly as the 905. I've been running in 902/903/904 and loved them. But the 905 lacks the cushioning of its predecessors. It's hard to get into and out of thanks to a tongue sewn to one side. Plastic and stitching lumps also rub painfully. It seems to have a different last because the overall fit is very different from its ancestors. I'm buying all the endangered 904s I can find.
                7.    Al rated this product 5 stars
                Tue, October 20,2009:
                Great Shoe - - This is the answer for people who can train in a really lihgt shoe but also want to race in it. If you are a larger runner then this is your answere to racing flats! Big improvement over the 904 that really was useless as a race shoe and was too heavy to be a lightweight trainer.
                8.    Ben rated this product 5 stars
                Sun, September 27,2009:
                I was disappointed, left them in the window all day....but they didn't glow in the dark. They do reflect light very well. Have not gone over 17 in them yet...but like them so far.
                9.    superpupu rated this product 5 stars
                Wed, September 23,2009:
                Only runners with no style rate this shoe pupu. MOMA N.Y. will soon have this style icon on its art show!
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                Tue, September 22,2009:
                this shoe is pupu... thats what my momy used to say when i was a kid pupu in the toilet thats where this shoe must go....
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                Sun, September 20,2009:
                Seriously - give us a shoe color that is not going to make us want to run fast just to escape the hecklers.
                12.    Joe rated this product 5 stars
                Mon, September 14,2009:
                Ok, so they are kidding with this lime green color right ? Ok new balance very funny...Now lets see the real color for this shoe.

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