Recently I purchased over 30 types of New Balance shoes, including the New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro, so I could compare them on many things, including weight. How much do New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro shoes weigh?
New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro shoes weigh 11.84 ounces (0.74 pounds) per shoe for a size 12 men’s shoe. The New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro was the eighth most lightweight New Balance shoe that I tried (I tried over 30).
In this article let’s take a closer look at New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro v7 weight and how it compares to other popular New Balance shoes.
New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro Weight
My size 12 men’s New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro v7 shoes weigh 0.74 pounds per shoe (11.84 ounces).
The New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro is a modern lightweight trail running shoe that has a thick foam midsole for extra cushioning under the foot and an aggressive outsole for tractions in rugged terrain.
Fresh Foam Hierro Weight Compared to Other Shoes
After trying over 30 different types of New Balance shoes, below is a weight chart comparing the New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro weight to all the other New Balance shoes that I tried:
*Weights below are based off of one size 12 men’s shoe.
To read more about each of these shoes, visit my article that discusses the different weights of New Balance shoes.
Why is the New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro so lightweight?
The Fresh Foam Hierro is made with a lightweight, breathable upper which helps keep the weight down:
There are, however, different types of New Balance shoes that are even more breathable. To illustrate how breathable these shoes are, here I am holding them up to the light:
There isn’t any light passing through.
Compare that to the New Balance FuelCell Rebel v2 shoes below, which actually show light passing through the material:
Still, you can expect the Fresh Foam Hierro to be lightweight and breathable, but it isn’t quite as breathable as some other types of New Balance running shoes.
This material, in combination with the foam midsole, allows the shoe to be both lightweight and flexible. In the video below, I tried to capture how flexible these shoes are:
And to give you a better idea how the New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro shoe fits and responds on a foot, here I am wearing my shoes:
Shoes Similar to the New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro
If you are interested in the New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro because you like an ultra-lightweight running style, there are other options you will want to consider. Here’s what you need to know:
- New Balance Rebel – This Rebel shoe (or the 1080) was my favorite New Balance running shoe. It is the most lightweight shoe that I tried, and is built with breathable material. And it has a “squishy” comfort under the foot.
- New Balance 1080v12 – This 1080 shoe was the only other New Balance shoe that I felt like was just as comfortable as the Rebel shoe above. Both have that “squishy” feeling to provide comfort under the foot.
- New Balance 880v12 – The 880 was the third most comfortable New Balance running shoe that I tried. It is very “squishy” under the foot, but I just thought the Rebel and 1080 were slightly more comfortable.
- New Balance Arishi – The Arishi has a low profile design and is also offered in a trail version. If you are looking for a trail running shoe, this will be a good option to compare to the Hierro.