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Mens New Balance Vazee Pace v2

Mens New Balance Vazee Pace v2
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A lightweight trainer that provides enough comfort and security (grip) that you will want to explore. Mix and match surfaces; we found dry trail, road and even a bit of parkland all fine.

Mens New Balance Vazee Pace v2

A lightweight trainer that provides enough comfort and security (grip) that you will want to explore. Mix and match surfaces; we found dry trail, road and even a bit of parkland all fine.
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Our verdict

Lightweight, performance shoe with enough cushioning for daily use. A great shoe.
  • Weight
  • Durability
  • Responsiveness
  • Sizing
  • Narrow fit

First impressions

The New Balance Vazee Pace is the second generation of this running shoe and it boasts an even faster feel and new 2-tone woven mesh overlays that provide support while upping the style factor. Mizuno’s Wave Catalyst will provide a similar ride.

The shoe feels light and flexible but check out the full-length foam and you’ll understand that speed feel doesn’t come at the expense of cushioning. The only question is: can it really produce what it suggests it will?

Midsole

The Vazee Pace sits on a blown rubber outsole that’s nice and flexible thanks to the flex grooves, which help you maintain a nice natural gait. 

Next, it’s on to the RevLite midsole, which catches your eye when you first look at the shoe. It’s a full-length foam unit that is responsive – springy even. All in all, it’s easy to see why this shoe has picked up a few awards for ‘shoe of the year’. Great weight (9oz), a competitive but easy to use 6mm heel to toe drop and a general feel good atmosphere create a fast shoe.

Upper

The upper is all about comfort and breathability. A smooth mesh wraps around your foot to keep it stabile while allowing it work through a natural range of motion. All the time, the thin synthetic material allows breathability and the lacing system also is fully customizable to help get a better fit. New Balance assure us the no-sew bootie means you can wear these shoes without socks, which if nothing else should tell you how soft and pliable they are. 

Conclusion

If you’re the type of runner who likes to arm themselves with one pair of shoes for everything but has high demands – they must be cushioned but equally they must be light and ready to perform, well then meet the Vazee Pace v2. Perfect

How was the the Vazee for you? Let us know, we’d love to report your findings.

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Shoe details

Gender: Mens
Year: 2017
Season: Spring/Summer
Current model:
RRP: £100.00
Release date: 2017

Technical info

MIDSOLE

RevLite is an innovative foam compound that provides lightweight, responsive cushioning.

OUTSOLE

Blown rubber in the forefoot increases cushioning and responsiveness.

Podular forefoot improves responsiveness for a springy feel.

UPPER

Synthetic Mesh throughout the upper provides lightweight and breathable coverage.

Textile Overlays are strategically placed to wrap the foot for a secure fit.

No-Sew Bootie Construction offers an irritant free wrap with ultimate comfort.

Oblique Toe Box mimics the curvature of the foot for a better fit.

Traditional Sockliner provides additional underfoot cushioning.

LAST

VL-6 is a running specific last with a standard heel, forefoot, and toe-box height.

Suitabilty

Shoe Type

Neutral
Lightweight

Surfaces

Road
Light Trail

Weight

Light
Regular
Heavy