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Men’s 229 g (8 oz.); Women’s 188 g (6.6 oz.) Drop ra­tio: 6 mm; $140

Edi­tor’s Pick: Best Light­weight Shoe The 1500 is a special model that fills a unique hole in the run­ning shoe spec­trum. This rac­ing f lat has a wide range of uses: it’s cer­tainly light enough for a 5k PB, but it could also be used as a light­weight trainer when you’re feel­ing like a slightly more min­i­mal, nim­ble ride. It’s also a strong op­tion as a marathon shoe for more ef­fi­cient run­ners or those that want the rac­ing f lat ex­pe­ri­ence a cou­ple times a year.

The third ver­sion of the 1500 has su­perb styling, with fun colour­ways. The magic of the 1500v3 is un­der the foot. New Bal­ance’s RevLite mid­sole is tried-and-true: re­spon­sive, firm and fast. The neat­est as­pect though is in the tiny bit of dense foam tucked un­der the me­dial arch, which is rare in a shoe this light and spe­cial­ized. This can be a life­saver late into a tough ef­fort when your form starts to fall apart, the 1500v3 will hold you to­gether and keep you mov­ing fast. It’s a unique op­tion for a lot of dif­fer­ent kinds of run­ners, de­pend­ing on what you need to get out of the shoe – and it will re­spond to what­ever you throw at it.

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