Last weekend during Polar Rush I finally had the opportunity to test run my New Balance 910v2 trail shoe and spoiler alert: I was the only person with dry socks at the end of the race!
I was fortunate enough to be gifted these shoes from New Balance Canada back in December after inquiring about them for winter running, so I couldn’t wait to give them a run, however we haven’t had enough snow for me to really test them out, so Polar Rush was the perfect opportunity.
Last winter I read quite a bit on the idea of wearing trail shoes during winter running because they provide better traction on the snow and ice, and are often made of better weather resistant materials than your typical runner, so I was excited after a few months to finally have some great snow to test them out. Do note that wearing trail shoes on concrete is often spoken against as the hard surface ruins the tread which makes these shoes so great.
What first drew me to this shoe was the colour. The bright yellow, blue, and pink pops when mixed with the dark grey mesh and Gore-Tex® upper. The New Balance 910v2 trail shoe tread is deep and perfect to help you conquer any terrain. This shoe feature’s responsiveness, cushioning, flexibility, traction and protection from water with a Gore-Tex® upper. This Gore-Tex® upper was what really saved the day for me during Polar Rush. We were racing through snow for 1.5 hours and as I mentioned above, my wool socks were completely dry. Unlike fellow runners who had stuffed garbage bags in their shoes to keep the water out – my Gore-Tex® was magic! The shoe fits true to size and was very comfortable while both racing on the trails and walking around post race.
The New Balance 910v2 shoe for women is a neutral cushion shoe that retails for $169.99. They are the perfect combination of technology and comfort, delivering the lightweight feel of a racing shoe with the cushioning benefits of a daily runner. If you’re looking for a trail shoe that will keep you dry while safe out winter running, definitely give these a try!