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Best New Balance shoes for Men with lighter builds

Over 100 years old and deeply rooted in New England manufacturing, New Balance has evolved to become one of the top running shoe companies on the planet. Based in Boston and proudly producing many products in the US, New Balance today continues to innovate by making high quality running shoes, such as their Fresh Foam and Minimus models.

Being light can certainly help with running. Not only does it mean less weight to propel forward, it reduces the risk of injury and cuts down the pounding in your shoes. But not every running shoe is meant for light runners. Clunky shoes meant for bigger "clydesdale" runners aren't perfect for lighter runners, nor are shoes that run super wide. That's why it's so important to know what shoe type fits your body type.

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v2

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The shoes upper and feel
  • comfortable
  • Cushion, and lightweight

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with plantar fascitis and IT band syndrome.

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v2

New Balance Vazee Pace

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The sole is firm and bouncy
  • The smooth ride, and color makes it fun to wear!
  • Lightweight

New Balance Vazee Pace

New Balance 860v6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • It helps with my back and flat feet
  • It helps with my running form a lot more than most shoes
  • Softer upper

New Balance 860v6

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