This model may still be available on clearance. But we've reviewed a newer version since we published this.
Evaluation Some of New Balances shoes you either like or you dont such as the firm but responsive 854. By contrast, the 760 series has a universal appeal. The 763 in particular was unfussy, smooth, fairly stable, nicely fitted and not heavy. Not a shoe for anyone with extreme cushioning or stability needs, but a great-value all-rounder.
The good news is that many runners will find the 764 even better. The midsole has been thickened slightly, which gives better cushioning and a noticeable rise in the heel for a more forward running motion. The lacing has also been reworked, as the last version was problematic for runners with narrow feet. The extra cushioning makes the shoe fractionally less responsive, but thats worth it. Its now a shoe thats even more comparable with alternatives at £70-plus.
In short The 764 is a better-cushioned version of the already appealing 763. Its a straightforward stability shoe for neutral runners and mild overpronators.
Try it on if you liked New Balance 763 (£59.99); Nike Air Span Triax (£59.99); Asics Gel 1070 (£64.99)
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