New Balance FuelCell Propel v4

Overall Grades And Reviews

8.3 Overall Grade
8 reviews

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Shoe Comparison

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Shoe Properties
Shoe Type
Trainer
Trainer
Trainer
Trainer
Pronation Control
Neutral
Neutral
Neutral
Neutral
Weight
10.7 oz. (men's), 9.6 oz. (women's)
8.4 oz. (men's), 8.4 oz. (women's)
10.2 oz. (men's), 9 oz. (women's)
9.1 oz. (men's), 7.6 oz. (women's)
Stack Height
34mm.
45mm.
42mm.
37mm.
Forefoot Height
28mm.
37mm.
34mm.
31mm.
Drop Height
6 mm.
8 mm.
8 mm.
6 mm.
Upper material
Engineered Synthetic/Mesh
Engineered Knit Mesh, Ortholite X-55, Knit Tongue, Pull Tab
Mesh Upper, PWRTAPE
Shoe Released
Q1 2023
Q2 2023
Q1 2023
Q1 2023
MSRP
$110
$200
$160
$160
LRC Ratings
Out of 10
Overall
8.3
9.2
8.8
8.8
Comfort
8.5
9.1
9.9
8.8
Cushioning
8.5
9.6
9.7
8.7
Durability
7.9
8.6
8.6
9.0
Appearance
8.4
9.0
8.1
8.7
Value
8.5
8.2
8.3
8.8

Reader Reviews

  • LRC Editor's Choice

    Great Shoe for Underpronators

    30 miles per week, underpronator, high arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    8.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    10.0

    This shoe saved my from the abyss of foot injuries caused by high arches and supination. The shoe itself is just a normal running shoe. The plate doesn't do much of other than stiffen up ridiculously soft foam and make it feel somewhat rigid. It feels a lot like the Nike Pegasus in terms of give, but it's more stable for us Underpronators. The plate rolls up on the lateral (outside) side of the shoe and acts as a guard/guide against going to far in that direction. So for people with high arches and who underpronate (like me) this is a fantastic shoe. It doesn't hurt that the MSRP is $110 (though if you look around you can find a pair for $60). Even better, the plate doesn't roll up on the inside of the shoe, so it doesn't push you back to the outside like stability shoes can. Basically this is a stability shoe for supinators, which is miracle, as all we could ever do before is buy highly cushioned shoes that blunted the impact of lateral foot strikes. 

    It's not perfect. The upper is overly roomy. New Balance doesn't size consistently. The Rebel runs way small, and this shoe runs true to size maybe a little bit. I think the rubber is a bit thin and foresee mediocre durability (350 miles or so). 

    But still for the price, amazing shoe that really helps supinators. 

  • New Balance FuelCell Propel v4 Review

    30 miles per week, overpronator, low arches
    Overall
    5.0
    Comfort
    3.0
    Cushioning
    6.0
    Durability
    7.0
    Appearance
    6.0
    Value
    7.0

    A touch too squishy/heavy to pick up the pace in.

  • Solid daily trainer, and cheap!

    40 miles per week, neutral pronator, high arches
    Overall
    7.0
    Comfort
    7.0
    Cushioning
    6.0
    Durability
    10.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    10.0

    A budget daily trainer. Plated, can be used for speed work. However, they are heavier than ideal. The upper is cheaper than usual, which leads to inadequate lockdown, but this is not a major issue. I must have ran 350 miles in them, and they kept up great.

  • Great value plated shoe

    45 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    9.0
    Durability
    8.0
    Appearance
    8.0
    Value
    10.0

    Lovely show to run in, which was a great surprise with the price point.