10 Best New Balance Cushioned Running Shoes

Updated on: April 2021

Best New Balance Cushioned Running Shoes in 2021


New Balance Men's Arishi V2 Fresh Foam Running Shoe, Navy/Grey, 7 D US

New Balance Men's Arishi V2 Fresh Foam Running Shoe, Navy/Grey, 7 D US
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

New Balance Men's Arishi V1 Fresh Foam Trail Running Shoe, Black/Vision Blue/Black, 10 D US

New Balance Men's Arishi V1 Fresh Foam Trail Running Shoe, Black/Vision Blue/Black, 10 D US
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • AT Tread outsole provides versatile traction during both on and off-road activities
  • EVA foam insert increases comfort
  • Fresh Foam midsole cushioning is precision engineered to deliver an ultra-cushioned, lightweight ride
  • Toe Protect technology helps protect feet from rocks, roots and debris
  • Upper features no-sew construction for a sleek fit and feel
  • Material Composition: Textile
  • Closure Type: Lace Up

New Balance Men's VENTR V1 Running Shoe, UV Blue/PACIFC Blue, 8 D US

New Balance Men's VENTR V1 Running Shoe, UV Blue/PACIFC Blue, 8 D US
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Athletic shoe
  • Synthetic

New Balance Men's Roav V1 Fresh Foam Running Shoe, Gunmetal/Summer Fog, 10.5 D US

New Balance Men's Roav V1 Fresh Foam Running Shoe, Gunmetal/Summer Fog, 10.5 D US
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Truly unique: The New Balance fresh Foam Roav V1 running shoes are the ultimate in casual Athletic style. Pairing a bold, attractive look with plush comfort, these cushioned running shoes are in a League of their own
  • Fresh Foam midsole: feel like you're running or walking in the clouds. The first of three proprietary technologies in this athletic shoe, fresh Foam midsole cushioning is precision engineered to deliver an ultra-cushioned, lightweight ride
  • Endurance outsole: step up your game without wearing out your favorite running shoes. Endurance rubber outsole technology provides superior Durability in high-wear areas to help get more out of the shoes
  • Ultra Heel: these neutral running shoes boast a head-turning heel that performs as well as it looks. The ultra Heel design hugs the back of the foot for a snug, supportive fit. This unique heel works alongside the bootie Upper for all-day comfort
  • 8mm drop: these lightweight shoes feature a heel-to-toe drop of approximately 8mm. Due to variances created during development and manufacturing processes, references to 8mm are approximate

New Balance Women's 1080v9 Fresh Foam Running Shoe, Vivid Cobalt/Light Lapis Blue, 8.5 M US

New Balance Women's 1080v9 Fresh Foam Running Shoe, Vivid Cobalt/Light Lapis Blue, 8.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Surface recommendation as firm ground and a low top height
  • Not Water Resistant and a synthetic fabric

New Balance Crag V1 Fresh Foam Running Shoe WARM ALPACA/PHANTOM 12 M US Women / 9.5 M US Men

New Balance Crag V1 Fresh Foam Running Shoe WARM ALPACA/PHANTOM 12 M US Women / 9.5 M US Men
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • Ultimate Off-Road shoe: make Off-Road running a smoother ride. The New Balance fresh Foam Crag trail running Shoe boasts data-driven technology and trail-specific features that bring speed and traction to any route
  • Fresh Foam midsole: these running shoes are built with fresh Foam midsole cushioning, precision engineered to deliver an ultra-cushioned, lightweight ride. One single piece of foam provides a plush feeling at every step
  • At TREAD outsole: made for any terrain, these trail running shoes feature a durable rubber outsole with at TREAD, which provides versatile traction during both on and off-road activities. This technology helps to stabilize your run
  • Bootie Construction: featuring a unique slip-on design with laces and a bootie construction, these cushioned running shoes let you customize your fit. Hugging your foot in all the right places, they provide a feeling that's snug and secure
  • 8mm drop: these running shoes feature a heel-to-toe drop of approximately 8mm. Due to variances created during development and manufacturing processes, references to 8mm are approximate

New Balance Women's Vongo V4 Fresh Foam Running Shoe, Light Aluminum/White, 8.5 B US

New Balance Women's Vongo V4 Fresh Foam Running Shoe, Light Aluminum/White, 8.5 B US
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Innovative support: the New Balance fresh Foam vongo running shoes feature a design built on runners' Data. Featuring a bootie construction and molded sockliner, these shoes keep your foot in place and in comfort
  • Fresh Foam midsole: crafted for performance and all-day comfort, these athletic Shoes feature fresh Foam midsole cushioning that is precision engineered to deliver an ultra-cushioned, lightweight ride
  • Durable outsole: The rubber sole on these cushioned running shoes is dual-density for a smooth, supportive ride. The outsole has been designed to work seamlessly with the midsole and heel to deliver consistent support for those with mild pronation
  • 3D screen-printed upper: the lightweight upper made from breathable air mesh features a strategic 3D screen-printed midfoot cage that provides a better fit and midfoot wrap, offering more support
  • 4mm drop: these stability running shoes feature a heel-to-toe drop of approximately 4mm. Due to variances created during development and manufacturing processes, references to 4mm are approximate

New Balance Women's Crag V1 Fresh Foam Trail Running Shoe, Faded rosin/Black/Guava, 8.5 B US

New Balance Women's Crag V1 Fresh Foam Trail Running Shoe, Faded rosin/Black/Guava, 8.5 B US
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Ultimate Off-Road shoe: make Off-Road running a smoother ride. The New Balance fresh Foam Crag trail running Shoe boasts data-driven technology and trail-specific features that bring speed and traction to any route
  • Fresh Foam midsole: these running shoes are built with fresh Foam midsole cushioning, precision engineered to deliver an ultra-cushioned, lightweight ride. One single piece of foam provides a plush feeling at every step
  • At TREAD outsole: made for any terrain, these trail running shoes feature a durable rubber outsole with at TREAD, which provides versatile traction during both on and off-road activities. This technology helps to stabilize your run
  • Bootie Construction: featuring a unique slip-on design with laces and a bootie construction, these cushioned running shoes let you customize your fit. Hugging your foot in all the right places, they provide a feeling that's snug and secure
  • 8mm drop: these running shoes feature a heel-to-toe drop of approximately 8mm. Due to variances created during development and manufacturing processes, references to 8mm are approximate
  • closure type: Lace Up

New Balance Women's 520v5 Cushioning Running Shoe, black/white, 7.5 D US

New Balance Women's 520v5 Cushioning Running Shoe, black/white, 7.5 D US
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Injection Molded EVA
  • NB Response 1.0 Performance Insert
  • Data Inspired Upper Design
  • Rubber Outsole
  • Synthetic/Mesh Upper with Comfort Collar

New Balance Men's 520v5 Cushioning Running Shoe, Castlerock/Energy red/Black, 12 D US

New Balance Men's 520v5 Cushioning Running Shoe, Castlerock/Energy red/Black, 12 D US
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Injection Molded EVA
  • Data Inspired Upper Design
  • Rubber Outsole
  • NB Response 1.0 Performance Insert
  • Synthetic/Mesh Upper with Comfort Collar

Traditional Backpack Versus Rolling Backpack

Although it may not be the beginning of the school year, your child's school supplies and gear may be running out or falling apart by now and it may be time to reevaluate your choice in backpack.

Since fourth grade has demanded much more homework than previous years, I decided that we had made a bad choice in backpacks. With all the school supplies and school gear needed, we had made our choice on backpacks like the other years based on looks and price. Once your child enters a grade where they are bringing home several heavy books on a regular basis as well as musical instruments you may need to consider a rolling backpack. Although the decision may not be yours alone to make.

If you read your child's school handbook, many schools actually prohibit the use of rolling backpacks as a safety hazard. Apparently there is some concern that rolling backpacks may cause other students to trip or could be dropped on stairs and injure the people behind the backpack if it is dropped. Although this may be legitimate so is the argument that smaller children in elementary school have not developed enough strength to carry so much on a regular basis and may be harming their bodies by using a traditional backpack. This may be the reason why our school in Laguna Niguel does not enforce the rolling backpack rule although I have read it in the handbook. Many kids once they enter third or fourth grade begin using the rolling backpack. In addition our school has no stairs so that safety precaution is not needed.

If you find yourself in the market for a new backpack then consider your child's homework load and how much gear they are carrying over price and looks. Do some research before you head out to buy a new rolling backpack because they are pricier than traditional carried backpacks. We researched Walmart which had them for about $35 and since Big 5 Sporting Goods is near us in Capistrano Beach we started there.

If you have a sporting goods store near you then this may be the best place to start because they often have sale or clearance items they are trying to move. Our Big 5 had an entire wall of backpacks and although many of them were traditional we found about five varieties of rolling backpacks. Most were priced in the $30 range but after some searching we found one on sale for $19.99, a real steal. My daughter initially wanted the $39 one but after I explained the $20 difference and that she could even get a new binder she quickly agreed and became very excited about the new backpack and binder.

This morning when I woke her up she didn't roll over and ignore me like most days. She quickly woke up and got ready for school, excited to use her new backpack and binder at school. When I dropped her off in front of school, she quickly popped her new backpack out and pulled it behind her without the struggle and juggeling act she usually deals with each morning. I felt very good about this purchase.

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