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New Balance RC 5000 Shoe Review

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Shoe Name: NEW BALANCE 5000

Model: RC5000

Weight: 3.2 oz

Price: MSRP $124.99

Drop: 5mm

Forefoot: A bit too narrow for what I like. Being used to a wide toebox similar to the minimus, this felt constricting to my toes. Can still run in though. Much better the the extremely narrow Nike FlyKnit

Cushion: Revlite foam is really noticeable in the heel and is great for longer runs when tiring cause the heel to strike little more then normal after the forefoot strike. Does tend to push up against the arch in the medial part of the shoe

Flexibility: Bends in the middle but can’t completely roll up.

Overall: Not a true minimalist shoe but recommend. Designed as a racing flat I would save this shoe for races. Though not intended for marathons, I think for runners used to minimalist shoes, this makes for a great racing shoe for a half marathon or full marathon.

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The box weighs more then the shoe!!!

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Very lightweight and breathable upper material. Light laces.
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Soft pliable heel counter

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Breathable last that is narrow in the midfoot. Can feel the “drop” press against the medial arch.
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