New Balance XC 7, by Cregg Weinmann, RunningProductReviews, for RunBlogRun

We are posting new reviews of this season's top cross country racing shoes, as the coming weeks are huge for cross country sales. The four shoes that we are posting today are great shoes for the 580,000 high school boys and girls about to race this coming 2018-19 season.
New Balance XC 7 Spikeless $65

This is the review of the New Balance XC 7 Spikeless, fine cross country shoes from New Balance , a company that has a long tradtion in making fine cross country acing shoes. Cregg Weinmann has reviewed footwear and apparel for California Track & Running News since the mid 1990s, and for the RunningNetwork since 1998. If you would like to see this review on Running Product Reviews, please go to: New Balance XC 7. At RunBlogRun, our goal is help you find the perfect shoe for you. Our suggestions: always visit your local running stores at end of day, take a clean pair of running socks, and try on five to six different brands, and jog around in them. Real running stores allow you to check the right show for you. For more reviews, please go to

New Balance XC 7 Spikeless $65
The 700 has been New Balance entry level cross country offering, now known as the XC 7, and the gap between top and bottom has narrowed. The upper is a closed mesh with an all-over fused support pattern for structure and durability. The snug fit conforms well to most feet because of its curved shape. The midsole is a thin layer of EVA, enough for cushion on hard surfaces, without slowing down on the soft stuff. The outersole is a thin layer of solid rubber with low profile arrowhead-shaped lugs over at surface, the spiked version adding six spikes to the forefoot for effective grip. The reasonable price makes the total package very appealing, but performance is the key, and the XC 7 is a performer.
Sizes: Men 7-12,13,14; Women 5-11;
Weight: Men 6.0 oz. (size 11); Women 5.1 oz. (size 8)
Fit: snug heel, very close forefoot

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