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!
Feels true to size
Feels true to width
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend