It’s been awhile, but I finally put my feet back into some New Balance goodness. The best part about the 1010v2 ( is that I LOVE THEM! Seriously, they have everything I want and need in a trail shoe and hit the mark on all accounts. They are light, flexibile, have an amazing toe box, a comfortable upper, some protection underneath, and just feel nimble and awesome.

The only negatives are that they could potentially wear out quicker than I want, they run a half size too big (size down before you buy!) and don’t give me all the comfort I need for ultra training long days. Also, this happened after shooting and is partially my fault, but I got two pretty bad achilles blisters from the heel cup sticking up too far. This was 85% caused by my socks sliding too far down the back of my ankle, but the reality is the ankle is just too high in the back. I just wear higher socks as normal and all is perfect.


  • Comfortable
  • Toe Box
  • Upper Materials
  • Outsole Design
  • Ground Feel
  • Flexibility
  • Light (8.5oz)


  • Sizing
  • Durability
  • Shorter Distances

PRICE: 4/5
LOOKS: 4/5

TOTAL: 16/20

Watch the video above for my full review. Be sure to subscribe to my channel HERE!  The 1010v2 was provided by for review. All opinions are my own.

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