The New Balance 1500 v3 is one of the few racing shoes with pronation support out there. Featuring just 6 mm drop and superb response, it is a great choice for racing distances from 5 km up to marathon. It is also very popular among triathletes because of seamless upper, a lighter alternative to fancy Asics Gel Noosa Tri 11.
As typical annual update upper gets renovated from its successful predecessor New Balance 1500 v2 with redistributed fused overlays (FantomFit) for custom and snug fit. The well-known N logo from the american brand is the biggest reflective element in order to enhance visibility under poor light conditions and is placed over midfoot wrap.
Cushioning relies on full length of light and responsive REVlite foam which is already well known from other popular shoes from the american brand like its relative for neutral runners 1400 v4. Higher density foam in the midfoot provides progressive pronation control combined with additional arch support and torsional stability powered by light, flexible TPU shank (T-Beam) in the midfoot. Outsole configuration remains basically the same but more prominent lugs with added rubber for extra durability.