Recently I purchased over 30 types of New Balance shoes, including the New Balance Roav, so I could compare them on many things, including weight. How much do New Balance Fresh Foam Roav shoes weigh?
New Balance FuelCell Roav shoes weigh 9.76 ounces (0.61 pounds) per shoe for a size 12 men’s shoe. The New Balance Roav was the second most lightweight New Balance shoe that I tried.
In this article let’s take a closer look at New Balance Fresh Foam Roav v2 weight and how it compares to other popular New Balance shoes.
New Balance Roav Weight
My size 12 men’s New Balance Roav v2 shoes weigh 0.61 pounds per shoe (9.76 ounces).
The New Balance Fresh Foam Roav v2 is a modern lightweight running shoe that has a very flexible design. The material is very breathable.
Fresh Foam Roav Weight Compared to Other Shoes
After trying over 30 different types of New Balance shoes, below is a weight chart comparing the New Balance Roav 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 talks about the different weights of New Balance shoes.
Why is the New Balance Fresh Foam Roav so lightweight?
The New Balance Roav is made with a lightweight, breathable upper which helps keep the weight down:
To illustrate how breathable these shoes are, when I hold them up to the light, you can actually see light passing through:
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 Roav shoe fits and responds on a foot, here I am wearing my shoes:
Shoes Similar to the New Balance Fresh Foam Roav
If you are interested in the New Balance Roav v2 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 FuelCell Rebel v2 – 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 Fresh Foam X 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 Fresh Foam X 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 Fresh Foam X 860v12 – The 860 is comfortable, but it isn’t as “squishy” under the foot. This might be beneficial for those of you who like more stability in your athletic shoes.
Overall, the New Balance Roav is ultra lightweight and perfect if you need a lightweight, breathable running shoe. The only drawback is I did find it to fit a bit snug in the toe box area.