New Balance 910v4 shoe review

329g (UK 9) newbalance.co.uk
£90

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From the hard knocks school of running, the 910v4 is solid feeling – the type of shoe that enjoys serious mud and nasty conditions. Given the shoe's rigid feel, it's best suited to controlled, steady running rather than racing or pace work; but for everyday running it's just fine.

New Balance use a Rockstop plate between the midsole and outsole for extra protection against roots and rocks, and the Hydrohesion rubber outsole provides grip in adventurous environments. There’s also a 10mm heel to toe drop. The rigidity might be an issue for some runners, but we found them comfortable
mixing road and mud.

Verdict: 7/10
Solid feeling initially, but quickly loosen up.

See the August-September issue of Trail Running out on July 12 for our more all-rounder trail shoe reviews.