NEW BALANCE MORE V3 REVIEW: 33MM HEEL CUSHIONING .

NEW BALANCE MORE V3 REVIEW: The commitment to cushioning continues (150€/326GR/DROP4). Today our asphalt shoe section brings us the new version of New Balance’s most cushioned asphalt shoe. The New Balance Fresh Foam More V3.

Today we will show you the analysis and technical elements. Soon video analysis and thoroughly test, as well as we have previously brought you its previous version the More v2.

NEW BALANCE MORE V3 REVIEW
(326G / DROP 4MM /150€)

In its quest for the highest possible cushioning, New Balance has put all its work into this MORE for asphalt. As the name suggests, it seeks “more”, more cushioning, more comfort and more durability. This time, we can see that the Boston brand has sought more comfort if it fits in this shoe than in its previous version offered us a weight of 271 grams mainly due to the UltraHell heel collar and the Ground Contact Eva of its sole.

A third version with quite a few changes trying to make a shoe much more comfortable than its predecessors. And those changes are mainly in the area of the heel collar, much more reinforced. And in the sole, where they go on to reinforce it with a little more rubber to give more durability to the insole.

New Balance reinforces above all the heel area, building a much more protected and padded heel. A heel that will offer greater support and comfort. In addition, its sole incorporates rubber areas superimposed on the Ground Contact Eva, which will allow us to make more kilometers with less wear. Both modifications, together with the change in cover add about 50 grams of weight. It also increases cushioning by 3mm, leaving the same drop but raising the shoe to 29mm in front and 33mm at the back.

NEW BALANCE MORE V3 DATA SHEET:

  • Price: 150€ approx.
  • Weight 326gr man
  • Drop: 4 mm
  • Ground height: 29mm front, 33mm back
  • Upper: lightweight mesh
  • Midsole: Fresh Foam X
  • Sole: Ground Contact EVA and Rubber Blend

NEW BALANCE MORE V3 REVIEW:

Let’s take a closer look at what has changed and what hasn’t, in these More v3.

Sole: Modification of the sole that this time incorporates new areas with more rubber than in its previous versions. The Ground Contact Eva is maintained, but as we can see, the sole incorporates rubber zones both in the front, in the back and in areas inside the bridge. We can see that it does not eliminate the Ground Contact Eva, without not trying to reach the balance to make a sole more durable and at the same time as flexible as in previous versions. We can observe several bending areas along the entire sole to carry it out.

Midsole: Keeps the Fresh Foam X, with new construction. Looking for the greatest possible cushioning in this shoe but without neglecting the technique of the runner. To do this, it offers us a low drop of 4mm that is maintained with respect to versions 1 and 2. This 4mm drop will guide us to look for a tread with better technique but without neglecting the cushioning. We also note that it maintains a more support area both inside and outside just above the Fresh Foam X.

Cover: Changes in the fabric, a priori seeking to further strengthen the shoe. I believe that these changes come to help to give more support to the shoe and in this way be able to travel more kilometers with them. Radical change especially in the heel collar, making it much more padded and protected compared to the UltraHeel of the previous version. All this makes a shoe more comfortable and ready to make kilometers and kilometers with them. It also incorporates a new tongue also more padded and a classic cordonage.

CONCLUSIONS NEW BALANCE MORE V3:

Lots of cushioning, high-size shoe, 29mm at the front and 33 at the back. Adding 3mm to keep a 4mm drop. Increases weight (326 grams compared to 271 grams of the previous model) mainly due to the incorporation of rubber into its sole and the reinforcement throughout the heel collar. Looking for both, more comfort and that the rider can make more and more kilometers to the shoe with the greatest possible durability. A good a priori option for runners of any type of weight who do not care about the low drop and who looks for as much cushioning as possible. We will have to see if the support offered will be enough for heavier runners.


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