Men's NEW BALANCE® 1400 :: Shatter your personal records with the men's New Balance® 1400. Whether you're racing, tempo training or just love to run, the men's New Balance® 1400 provides the edge you need. Up your speed with these race-day road flats and their superior grip, super-light construction and ultra-responsive feel. Expect to feel light on your feet and experience a spring in your step, both on race day and during your speed workouts, when you slip on these low-profile, minimal neutral shoes. 7.1 ounces
Me: 6-1, 175 pounds, medium high arch, neutral midfoot gait, 25+ miles per week, 1h40m HM'r. I have about 130 miles on these NB1400's so far,and they are great. I split time between NB1064's, NB759TR's and these NB1400's. Very light for a trainer, plenty of cushioning. They feel fast, with a slim, snug fit. Length in 11.5 is true to size, IMO, and not a half size too long (I usually wear 11.5 in NB and 1400's seem a little longer than my previous 1063's, 1064's). I trust these shoes for tempo runs and longer runs up to 15 miles. I have raced them up to 10 miles, but decided to leave them at home for two recent HM's that were training races for my upcoming A-race marathon. Not sure if I'll go 26.2 in these ... but probably. I love the colors, but I MISS THE OLD SAUSAUGE LINK LACES! Soles are wearing just a quickly, but that's what I expect from a light, flat, racer.
Scott in Arizona
This is NOT "Runnovation"
I am a 'heavy' runner by label, 165 lbs, with 30 miles per week and now former military. I have been a NB fan for a long time but had recently found Saucony's Kinvara. A previous review said this was comparable to Saucony's Kinvara. NOT. EVEN. CLOSE. In fact, I returned these to again purchase Kinvaras (THAT is an incredible shoe). I had run in the NB Minimus 10 (which with an insert is amazing)but found I wanted a less 'cantered/rounded' foot roll in my stride. I ordered this model thinking it would fulfill that. I thought wrong. The fit of the shoe is fantastic (fits like a glove and stays that way), but the sole needs some major adjustment. This may be a great shoe if you are a mid-foot striker, but if you have any heel strike, find something else. The heel impact does nothing to guide your foot, and it made my stride very "uncertain". NB continues to be dazed and confused, and it started when they "updated" the 993 to the 990.
Use these for speed training every day. Very comfortable, lightweight, and durable. They cushion very well and are extremely breathable. The breathability makes stepping in puddles not an issue, as the water just drains out. Very good shoe.
Great Racing/Speedwork shoe.
I've had these shoes a little over a year now. They have held up well, but I only use them for racing and occasional speedwork or tempo training. I originally bought these shoes for a marathon in Dec 2011. The shoes were fine, although I did feel the cushioning was not as responsive about 20 miles into the race - not sure if it was really the shoes or my tired feet, though. But something to be aware of for longer races. I have had PR's in 5k, 10k, and 10 mile races wearing these shoes though. There's something about them that just make me want to run fast; and that is a good thing. I didn't use the shoe for my second marathon, and I'm on the fence about whether to use them for my upcoming third, or something else. But they are still my go-to shoes for all other races!
A Solid Performance Neutral Shoe
I was looking for a Performance Neutral shoe that would give me a fair amount of cushioning, and I ended up with a pair of New Balance 1400's. The shoe is fairly breathable and the upper material is very comfortable. The midsole is composed of a soft EVA foam, which in my opinion is a little too easy to compress. It will probably be one of the first things to break down on the shoe. The outsole has a great grip for asphalt and concrete, but it looks like it could lose it's tread after a couple hundred miles. I would avoid running on hard packed dirt and trails with this shoe. It saved my legs free from hard impact and was very comfy for my longer run. Overall a decent and affordable shoe from New Balance.
San Diego, CA
mail, 160lb, high arch, 25-40 wkly miles.
I have been looking for a pair light weight training shoes with low heel-to-toe drop for years. After trying several major brand and countless models. I have finally found the perfect match. The NB1400 fits like glue, my first run is like I have been running in these for years. It's light and fast, but didn't feel the cusion was sacrificed at all. The low heel-to-toe ratio makes this also a great transition shoes from heel striking gait to fore/midfoot striking gate. I packed on at least 500miles on this an beat my marathon PR by 15min last year with this. I am on my 2nd pair now, and going to keep buying it until I can't buy them anymore. Highly recommended.
Right out of the box, these shoes have been everything I hoped they'd be. I was a big Brooks fan, but their latest lineup of Pure Projects forced me to look at New Balance. And I'm glad it did.. They're very responsive, light but at the same time have ample cushion. I use these shoes for track workouts, tempo runs, long runs, 10k's and half marathons. I'm looking to run in these in my Ironman coming up, I think they will be just enough to last a marathon. Looking to get a 2nd pair, very happy with this shoe.
Culver City, CA
Fantastic, light trainer/racer
I've used a couple of years worth of these shoes and they are almost perfect. I'm a lightweight 60 year old and I am most comfortable with shoes that don't have enough weight that I feel like I am dragging my feet. I barely know that the 1400s are even there, it's like I'm running barefoot. However, I'm getting plenty of support and enough cushioning. BTW, I run every day and I alternate 2 pairs of these shoes. I've tried plenty of other styles and the 1400s beat them all.
My favorite shoes!
I switched from asics 33 to these shoes, felt I was flying and loved them ever since.
I just bought my fourth pair, ran a half and a marathon on them. I run 30-40 miles a week and do all my runs on them.
The first pair has almost 400 miles on it and I still use them on treadmill runs. I start feeling the wear around mile 250. Thats when I will buy my next 1400's.
New Balance 1400
Great lightweight shoes for speed work on track and for races up to 5K. Somewhat similar to Saucony Kinvara 4 but a little softer feel than Kinvara. For races over 5K I prefer a little more support. I am a masters runner and average about 8 min pace. A younger faster runner could easily use these shoes beyond the 5K distance.
one of my favorites
This shoe has great cushion for how light it is. I bought it for the gym but now I wear it around everywhere. The toe box is nice and wide, the seamless design makes sure your toes aren't rubbing on anything, hits your arch in the right spot, and is an overall great shoe! Definitely need to buy another one!
I run on the road most the time so the colors make it great to be seen. My only complaint isn't really a complaint at all, just that I have to spread out the tongue at the bottom when putting on the shoes so it fits correctly. The shoe is a great design and really comfortable when running.
San Diego, CA
Simply the Best Shoe!!!
This is a excellent shoe. It's comfortable, fast, and light. I use it for my speed work, fast runs. I previously used Kinvara for my lighter runs, these are much better. I hightly recommend them and besides blue and orange looks great.
New England Runner
Almost the perfect shoe but not quite...
The shoe is almost perfect but the tongue is sewed to the upper causing a horrible pressure/rub point! I don't understand why shoe companies still insist on stiching the tongue when it's being marketed as an endurance training shoe.
My first minimalist shoe after years of running in in support shoes. Am now phasing into the shoe and am very pleased. Note that the shoe is made in China as with most shoes. Not US manufacture as some have reported.
WORK OUT OR CASUAL, THIS IS ONE GREAT SHOE AND MADE IN THE USA. IN FACT I HAVE PURCHASED TWO PAIR, PLUS GIVEN TWO PAIR FOR GIFTS AND EVERYONE LOVES THEM. I HOPE NEW BALANCE KEEPS ON MAKING THEM.
Love New Balance and fairly impressed with these lightweight trainers. Bought the older R1400 model as opposed to Version 2. Felt fast and comfortable. Only complaint was a bit too tight. I'd go another 1/2 size up.
Wow...There are my first NB shoes. My speed work shoes (kinvaras 2) were about to die. Can say this one is way better!! In a week already did a 10k and a 5k. Great shoes@!
Excellent shoe. The NB 1400 is a very nice racing flat with good cushioning. I have used Saucony Kinvara and Mirage and these are much better. Great for speedwork.
Mens New Balance 1400
Great light weight shoe with a lot of cushioning for a race shoe. I personally thought that there was too much heel cushioning for my running style. This shoe was not for me.
No more ankle soreness!
Lightweight, feels like a minimalist but has enough cushion to support ankle impact. The design is modern and stylish.
San Jose, CA
NB has a great shoe here.
WOW! Great shoes, felt like I was not wearing anything. Ran a half marathon today without any issues with the shoes.
Great lightweight shoe
Had the 870v3 which were horribly constructed, these 1400 are lightweight and rocked right out of the box
Redwood city, ca
GO New Balance
Awesome shoe-Go New Balance-Made in the U.S. of A !!
Mens New Balance 1400 Running Shoe
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