208 mm drop: due to variances created during the development and manufacturing processes, all references to 8 mm drop are approximate
Fresh Foam innovative midsole created from a single piece of foam that provides a plush, more natural ride
Vibram outsole provides maximum surface contact and multi-directional traction
New Balance is very proud of its Fresh Foam midsoles, and with good reason. It provides plush cushioning while still feeling fairly responsive. Subsequently, the Heirro v5 is a joy to run in: supremely comfortable but not mushy, it feels like the kind of shoe in which you could spend a lovely, blister-free day on the trails.
This is where the Heirro v5 loses a few marks. At 324g, it’s noticeably heavy and, as such, not a shoe for your faster off-road efforts. In fairness, the added weight is the price you pay for comfort, cushioning and good looks. But faster runners may decide this isn’t a compromise they’re prepared to make.