Womens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe

Women's New Balance 870v3

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Women's NEW BALANCE® 870V3 :: Soar with your strongest strides, enjoying a lighter-weight ride without sacrificing long-term support in the newly updated Women's New Balance® 870v3, ideal for stability runners looking for a lightweight shoe that won't break down after 200 miles. You'll get speedy responsiveness plus the protection you'd expect from an everyday trainer, while feeling more connected to your most natural strides thanks to the 8mm heel drop design. Plus, you're sure to secure your most comfortable feeling fit from this running shoe's mesh upper that delivers a snug, breathable hold. 7.7 ounces

Category Type:

STABILITY [?]
Runners with average arch height looking for a blend of cushioning and support can't go wrong with Stability shoes. Get a smooth transition from heel strike to toe off. Enjoy a well-guided stride and perfect arch support to keep you going for 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.

Features & Benefits:

  • ABZORB crash pad: Provides exceptional shock absorption
  • Breathable air mesh
  • Synthetic and TPU upper
  • Blown rubber outsole: Extremely flexible, light, and helps provide cushioning
  • No-sew welding: Reduces weight and prevents chafing
  • NBW2525
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Specifications:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  870v2

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Womens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe
 
4.3

(based on 23 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (20)
  • Comfortable (19)
  • Breathable (16)
  • Cushions impact (14)
  • Arch support (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (14)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        87% 

        (20 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        95% 

        (21 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (18), High arch (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (15), Casual/ recreational (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (22)

    Reviewed by 23 customers

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    4.0

    Light Shoe, Pretty Stable

    By sac

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cushions Impact
    • Good Arch Support
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

      I have been looking for a light, yet slightly stable shoe. I tried these and they are light. Much lighter than the brick Asics I've been running in. I've done only shortish runs in them so far (under 6 miles). You can really feel the support post in the middle of the shoe. It's quite noticeable in the first mile. Then I seem to forget its there. This weekend will be the longest run I do in them (12 miles) so we'll see how they handle. If I don't "feel" that support and my legs feel good after, I'll keep them. If not...they go back.

      Overall they fit quite well. Roomy in the forefoot. Snug in the back, but not so tight as to give blisters.

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

      Lightweight for sure

      By See Sal Run

      from Gulf coast, FL

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Narrow / Tight

      Best Uses

      • Walking

      Comments about Womens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

      Love the look and weight. Just a bit narrow on the bunion side. Hope to stretch it out.

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

      light, comfortable, and lovely design

      By ann l.

      from los angeles, ca

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Womens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

        my go to road shoes for training

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

        Good race shoe

        By Running_girl 1

        from New York, New York

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Womens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

          I recently purchased the New Balance 870v3 running sneaker while looking to replace my Mizuno Inspire 9's. I loved the Inspire 9 and PR'd in many races last year wearing them. Mizuno then upgraded to version 10 which I found absolutely horrible. The sneakers gave me calf strain for about 2 months. I tried different sneakers and even went back to my tried and true Asics DS Trainers, but I wanted something lighter, and with the same feel as my beloved Mizuno Inspire 9's.

          After reading the reviews for the New Balance 860v3, I figured I'd give them a try especially since one of the reviewers stated that they ride and feel like the Mizuno Inspire 9's. When I received the sneaker I had hill repeats scheduled to run that day and I slipped on the NB 860's. Although the shoe is a bit light for hill repeats, I have to say that my foot instantly thanked me as the feel was almost identical to the Mizuno Inspire 9's. The NB860's gave me good arch support, enough cushion for a light weight shoe and good traction. My foot felt, "at home".

          I have only worn the sneaker twice as I plan to wear them as my speed work and race sneaker so I am unable to comment on the shoe's durability. Fingers crossed (although I wouldn't mind purchasing another pair sooner than I'm used to if need be).

          Satisfied thus far!

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Low Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          2.0

          Love how they feel. But, not long term

          By RacerWife7

          from Ramsey, NJ

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Traction
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Wears Out Quickly

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Womens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

          I really love how these feel right out of the box. The cushioning feels great on long runs. But, I'm a heavy girl. I run about 20-25 miles a week; more when I'm training for a half. These last me only about 80 miles before that comfy cushioning is just about gone. That's just not long enough. The uppers hold up nicely. But, the cushioning doesn't. Disappointing.

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

          Great shoe at great price. Fast shipping

          By Riley's grandma

          from Friday Harbor, WA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Wet Conditions

            Comments about Womens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

            Love my new walking shoes.

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

            Best running shoe for me so far!

            By Hatgirl1969

            from Salt Lake City

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Womens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

              Purchased these after buying the same somewhere else. I was enjoying the blister-free running and knew I would need an alternate pair or I'd soon need replacements!

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

              Feels Great!

              By Petey

              from Spanaway,Wa.

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Good Arch Support
              • Lightweight
              • Pronation Control

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • With Orthotics/Inserts

                Comments about Womens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

                I have been looking for this shoe after my Orthopedic Dr. reccomended it! I use it daily for a work shoe. and the other pair for Walking!
                Lightweight and very comfortable with my Custom Orthotics!

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

                review update

                By Pris

                from Hawaii

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Womens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

                    Loved these shoes at first. They are good shoes, however, after two 5 mile runs any responsiveness in the outsole was gone-felt the hardness of the road and my joints did not like it. Bummer

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

                    Found My Shoe

                    By Pris

                    from Hawaii

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Womens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

                      Great shoes. I have tried sooo many different shoes in the past 10 years- these are the first I've found that solve my foot/knee issues and are comfortable past 6 miles. Enough room in toe box, more room in length than most shoes, but I find this to be good. Flexible and cushiony but very responsive--feel much like Mizuno Wave Elixers. Good pronation control without being burdensome and I don't need insoles which is great. Only thing I add is a homemade metatarsal pad on my left foot and I am good. The 8mm drop is perfect. I will be buying more of these. Funny-my first pair of running shoes 35 years ago were NB-I should have stuck with NB and saved a lot of $, time and frustration. Thanks RRS for accepting so many returns-hopefully no more!!!

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

                      Heel & back of foot feels supported.

                      By Cbear

                      from Las Vegas, NV

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Good Arch Support
                      • Lightweight
                      • Pronation Control

                      Cons

                      • Pushes On Outer Back Side

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Womens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

                      This shoe was being compared by me to a few other shoes. One of the other contenders was the NB 810. This NB 870 shoe has less cushioning under the ball of the foot than the 810, however, it is still good! My heel and the back 1/2 of my foot felt like they were strongly supported. This may be a plus for some people, but it felt as if the outer part of my foot, below my ankle area had much more pressure on them. This is due to the shape of the support in the shoe. It felt like my heel and the back of my feet were sitting in an elongated "C" shape cushion. While this shoe is probably GREAT for people with NARROW HEELS, it did seem to start to irritate my outer foot. It did great in helping pronation, since the ball of my foot rolls inward as I walk. The NB 810 doesn't help much in this area, but the ball of the foot area is waaaayyyy more supportive than this NB 870, but almost to an excess. The Hurricane 15s had all over support, FYI.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels half size too small
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • High Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Love these shoes!

                      By Christine

                      from Baltimore, MD

                      About Me Gym Rat

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Good Arch Support
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Womens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

                        These shoes awesome--for the road or the gym...I've had them for a couple of months now & wear my personalized insoles in them, which make the fit even better--but even without my own insoles, the shoes are lightweight, comfortable and provide ample arch support. ...I bought a few pairs actually after I fell in love with them!

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

                        Great go to shoe

                        By aloharunner

                        from hawaii

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Fast
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Womens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

                          Great all around shoe. I found that the medial heel part wore down rather quickly bit have already ordered a second pair. I've used for all from recovery to threshold to long runs up to 20 miles. Found better for under 15.

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

                          Very lightweight shoe

                          By river runner

                          from asheville,nc

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Womens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

                            Very lightweight running shoe. I no longer have constant foot inflammation since I started wearing this shoe. They have also lasted a long time, but I always alternate my shoes.

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

                            LOVE these shoes!!

                            By RunNYC50

                            from Yorba Linda, CA

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Pros

                            • Breathable
                            • Comfortable
                            • Cushions Impact
                            • I Could Sleep In These
                            • Lightweight
                            • Perfect fit
                            • Super comfortable

                            Cons

                            • Not Many Color Choices
                            • Wish These Came In More C

                            Best Uses

                            • Gym

                            Comments about Womens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

                            SUPER comfortable shoes! I could wear these ALL day long. I've worn ASICS for the past 8 yrs, and this is my first pair of NB shoes. LOVE them :)
                            Lighter than my ASICS. I ordered a half-size up so my orthotics would fit inside. I also have a bunion on left foot, but the toe box is big enough not to put pressure on it. You HAVE to try these!

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

                            Great shoes for runners with wide feet

                            By NYC Cat

                            from New York, NY

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Breathable
                            • Comfortable
                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • With Orthotics/Inserts

                              Comments about Womens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

                              I have had the 870 v2 before and this is a nice improvement in terms of flexibility. I have wide feet and love the fact that these shoes come in the same cool colors in the D width. Also, love the wide toe box. No problem so far, just ran a 10 miler today in them and they felt fine. I use RRS arch support inserts to control overpronation.

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels half size too small
                              • Width:
                              • Feels true to width
                              • Arch Type:
                              • Average Arch
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              4.0

                              Great shoe

                              By Kat

                              from Herndon, Va

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Narrow / Tight
                              • Poor Arch Support

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Womens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

                              Love the shoe. Great flexibility and lightweight. Not the best arch support but used inserts and work great.

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

                              Surprisingly good!

                              By Coach Sam

                              from San Diego, CA

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact
                              • Good Arch Support
                              • Good Traction
                              • Lightweight
                              • Pronation Control

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Womens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

                                This is my first pair of New Balance. I typically wear Mizuno Wave Inspire or Brooks Ravena, and these are pretty comparable. They are light weight but have good pronation control. I have narrow feet and these fit well, especially around the heal. I've only done a couple of 8 mile runs in them, but so far so good.
                                Thanks to the awesome folks at Road Runner for understanding my run form and helping find the right shoes for me!

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

                                Great Shoe--great substitute for 763

                                By Anne

                                from Chicago

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Pavement

                                  Comments about Womens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

                                  I used ot only by the NB 763 and I've replaced it with this shoe, which in my opinion is better. It's lighter, more comfortable and a joy to run in. LOVE THIS SHOE.

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

                                  Nice running shoes right out of the box!

                                  By J

                                  from Philadelphia

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Cushions Impact
                                  • Good Traction
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Roomy toebox

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Womens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

                                    Did a 22 mile long run with these right out if the box! Comfortable and spacious in the toe box. I have been getting terrible blisters on my big toes with other shoes. Despite trying all the usual things include going up a size and a half. No blisters with these. I didn't feel like they needed to be broken in either. Really nice ride and pretty powder blue.

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

                                    Great shoe!

                                    By Milodie

                                    from Royal Oak, MI

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Breathable
                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Pavement

                                      Comments about Womens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

                                      I wanted a shoe that was god for running as we'll as for cross training. This shoe fits the bill perfectly.

                                      • Sizing:
                                      • Feels true to size
                                      • Width:
                                      • Feels true to width
                                      • Arch Type:
                                      • Average Arch
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No
                                       
                                      1.0

                                      Expected More...

                                      By Kimberly

                                      from Louisiana

                                      About Me Gym Rat

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Cute Shoe

                                      Cons

                                      • Poor Cushioning
                                      • Poor Stability

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Gym

                                      Comments about Womens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

                                      Having never worn New Balance, thought I'd try it as my new running shoe. Unfortunately, this wasn't the best stability shoe for me. There was no cushioning or support. It felt as if I was running barefoot. My knees were not happy with me.

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

                                      Well worth the money.

                                      By Randy

                                      from Alpharetta, GA

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Cushions Impact
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Walking

                                        Comments about Womens New Balance 870v3 Running Shoe:

                                        I brought these sneakers for a ladyfriend. She loved them. Very liteweight. Good looking sneaker. She was very happy with them. Worth the money. Plus made in the USA.

                                        • Sizing:
                                        • Feels true to size
                                        • Width:
                                        • Feels true to width
                                        • Arch Type:
                                        • Average Arch
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • Yes

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                                        You have to see the Women's New Balance 870v3 in action! Watch the video, and take advantage of Jessica's expert knowledge as she shows you everything you need to know about the Women's New Balance 870v3, including how you'll love the no-sew upper, Lightweight feel, durable design, T-Beam in midsole for support and transition, 8mm heel-to-toe drop and the wide, soft tongue.

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