NEW BALANCE LEADVILLE V3

PRICE: £100
WEIGHT: 278g

Named after the tough Leadville 100, this shoe is made to be durable in extreme climates. The protection on the foot itself is rather limited, but there’s a rubber rand around the toe and a very solid but well -padded heel. The upper is a durable mesh with plastic coating that provides some level of protection from water. It includes New Balance’s Rev Lite tech; a foam that’s 30% lighter than others it uses, while providing the same level of cushioning under foot. The grip is multi-directional but not deep. It provides plenty of contact with the ground – great on harder and loose surfaces, but struggling slightly in deeper mud.

VERDICT

Comfortable, padded and supportive, but not suited to deep mud.

Grip: 7/10
Cushioning: 10/10
Precision: 7/10

BEST VALUE

In 'Shoes For Winter Trails', Issue 34 OCT/NOV16

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