Feel like you're going further, faster with the Fresh Foam Beacon v3 running shoe for men. Our FRESH FOAM technology is designed for comfort, providing a cushioned yet lightweight ride. The Beacon v3 features strategically-placed rubber pods for extra durability, making these running shoes ideal for almost any run. Engineered mesh on top provides a barely-there feel.
Features & Benefits:
- Ground Contact Fresh Foam Midsole delivers a cushioned, lightweight ride and the outsole has strategically placed rubber outsole pods for durability where needed
- Engineered mesh upper for a barely-there feel
- Breathable textile material keeps your foot cool
- Ultra Heel design hugs the back of the foot for a snug, supportive fit
- Lightweight yet supportive, ideal for high-mileage runners
- Category: Neutral
- Drop: 6 mm
- Weight: 8.2
CUSTOMER RATINGS & REVIEWS
- Fresh Foam
Need just a little more cushion and they would be perfect.
This shoe is fantastic on every level! Super lightweight so I'm a little bit faster on my run, but I also really enjoyed the flexibility of the shoe while doing some cross-training. From the track to the gym without a problem!
I have run 1000s of miles in the first two versions of the Beacon; it's been my go-to trainer since it released. I love the fit of this shoe: there is plenty of room for my toes but my heel feels very secure. I personally do not notice any difference in fit between version 2 and version 3. The heel still flares away from the achilles which I really like. In terms of performance, I do not notice much difference between version 2 and version 3. The beacon is the perfect level of softness for me: it's cushy enough for long runs but still feels lively for faster work. My only complaint with the previous versions was durability. I would get around 400 miles out of a pair which isn't horrible but is a little less than I would hope. After around 100 miles in my current pair (version 3) the durability does seem markedly improved. I don't see any signs of wear after this mileage which I could not say for version 1 and 2. Overall, I really love this update. New Balance kept the aspects of the Beacon that made it great while improving the durability.
I have run in the Beacon several times and it is still feeling as comfortable as the first time I tried them. I am really pleased with the way my heel feels locked in with the ultra heel system. The shoe has soft but supportive cushioning yet the shoe is extremely light. A perfect training shoe that would also work as a light weight shoe to race in. I plan on continuing to use this shoe as one of my training shoes.
I currently have 42 miles in my New Balance Beacon V3's, and I've loved every run in them. From the first time I tried this shoe on, I knew I was going to enjoy it. My foot fits nicely into the heel cup, which I was familiar with from the NB 1080 V10's, and there was very little sinching toward the front of the shoe as I tightened my laces. At first I assumed this lightweight and responsive shoe would be reserved for tempo runs, but after a couple runs, I realized the Beacon V3 is also a great daily trainer. Yes, you can pick up the pace in the Beacon if you want, but the shoe doesn't force you to like a racing shoe would. The Beacon's midsole is not what I would call plush, but there is plenty of cushion to keep your feet and legs healthy for some pretty long runs. I ran 13 miles on the road in this shoe, and my legs felt great the next day. There are plenty of lightweight trainers that I could not say the same about. As of now, there are very little signs of wear or midsole degradation on my Beacons, so I can imagine that this shoe will last at least 400 or even 500 miles depending on the runner. Overall, I would recommend the New Balance Beacon V3 to anyone who enjoys a lightweight shoe with a responsive ride. I would even recommend this shoe to anyone who does not want to buy two pairs of shoes but needs a daily training shoe as well as a tempo day/workout shoe. I am confident that the Beacon V3 can accomplish just about any task that comes its way!