New Balance 759–($95)

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Sep. 1, 2010

2010 Fall Running Shoe Review Homepage

For wider-footed runners who have a hard time finding a high-volume, neutral, lightweight trainer, the 759 will do the trick. The generous upper fit is a bit too much for some of our narrower-footed testers, but the width is quite welcome for those who need it. The 759 performs well enough that testers say they don’t think of them as “overly cushioned like so many shoes these days” but, rather, the quick transition and dampening firmness of the midsole translate to a fine tempo shoe that leaves them feeling good after their runs.

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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