New Balance Vazee Pace

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4.50 (1 review)

From New Balance: Engineered for the relentless pursuit of faster, this lightweight, award-winning running shoe delivers the snappy, responsive ride required for all the miles you have planned for it. Awarded “Best Debut” by Runner’s World magazine.

Men’s Version Weight: 214 grams (7.5 oz)
Heel-to-toe drop: 6mm
After 175 miles, still deciding
4.5

I’ve run at least 175 miles in the Vazee Pace, and I still can’t completely make up my mind about them. Some days I think they’re great for my achy foot and provide the right amount of support while remaining very lightweight, and other days I feel like there’s nothing to them, like they’re lacking cushioning, but they feel stiff. The Zante (also by New Balance) is about the same weight as the Vazee Pace but provides more cushioning and softness per ounce.

The Vazee Pace was supposed to replace the 890, but I’m still mourning the loss of the 890v2 (more soft and flexible, felt more like a daily trainer). I wish they would bring it back!

Update – 12/15/15
Several weeks and 50 miles later (on this particular shoe), I find myself reaching for my Vazee Pace running shoes more and more because they help my sore foot feel and function the best. I love the way it wraps around the arch and hugs the heel. I think the bottom of the shoe provides a nice stable platform while still being really light-weight.

Date
November 18, 2015 11:21 pm
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50+ miles/week
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7:00-8:00 pace
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