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New Balance FuelCell SuperComp Trainer v1
New Balance FuelCell SuperComp Trainer v2
Brooks Ghost 15
HOKA ONE ONE Bondi 8
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New Balance FuelCell SuperComp Trainer v1
This Shoe
New Balance FuelCell SuperComp Trainer v2
Newer Version
Brooks Ghost 15
Top Rated Trainer For Sale
HOKA ONE ONE Bondi 8
Most Comfortable Trainer For Sale
Shoe Properties
Shoe Type
Trainer
Trainer
Trainer
Trainer
Pronation Control
Neutral
Neutral
Neutral
Neutral
Weight
10.4 oz. (men's), 9.1 oz. (women's)
9.7 oz. (men's), 7.8 oz. (women's)
9.6 oz. (men's), 8.4 oz. (women's)
11.1 oz. (men's), 10.1 oz. (women's)
Stack Height
47mm.
40mm.
35mm.
43mm.
Forefoot Height
39mm.
34mm.
23mm.
39mm.
Drop Height
8 mm.
6 mm.
12 mm.
4 mm.
Upper material
Knit
Refined 3D Fit Print mesh, Recycled Materials include:
Engineered mesh, Lycra comfort frame, Internal heel counter, Pillowed Tongue
Shoe Released
Q3 2022
Q2 2023
Q4 2022
Q3 2022
MSRP
$176
$140
$165
LRC Ratings
Out of 10
Overall
8.8
8.4
9.2
9.0
Comfort
8.8
8.5
9.1
9.6
Cushioning
9.7
9.3
9.1
9.6
Durability
8.2
7.8
8.8
8.1
Appearance
7.9
8.6
8.2
7.8
Value
8.2
7.5
8.6
7.7

Reader Reviews

  • LRC Editor's Choice

    Best shoe I’ve ever run in, but expensive

    30 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    8.0
    Appearance
    8.0
    Value
    7.0

    Switched to running in these after having agonizing lower leg/calf pain. I was hoping the carbon plate would take some of the stress off my joints ad legs, considering my injury started getting better, I’d say they did a good job. I love the rocker geometry, great for mid/forefoot strikers like me. Only thing is they are pricey, luckily I got mine from a friend who didn’t wear them. 

  • Fantastic shoe! Extremely soft and fits like a glove

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

    Just look at the title.  Slightly narrow, but not enough to affect the performance.  Durability/cushion starts to fall off after 200-250 miles.

  • Best Shoe far a range of paces

    Neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    8.0
    Comfort
    7.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    5.0
    Appearance
    8.0
    Value
    9.0

    By far the best shoe I’ve ever had for feeling good at a mix of paces. From 8:30 pace recovery runs to 6:00 moderate paced runs they have been great. Definitely can handle the miles and would probably be good for anything up to the 15 or even 20 mile mark. While a little on the heavy side for racing, they make a great trainer for increasing mileage while feeling better. Not sure on durability as I’ve already seen a tiny bit of outsole wear after about 30 miles but not too worried. Weight wise they are also a little on the heavy side when you’re wanting to really pick up the pace (ex. 5:30 or under paced runs or reps) but a great balance of soft and responsive.

  • Works for long runs with slight modification

    40 miles per week, neutral pronator, high arches
    Overall
    5.0
    Comfort
    4.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    7.0
    Appearance
    3.0
    Value
    4.0

    I bought the SuperComps after trying them on in a store. They were super comfy to walk in. Good cushion with plenty of bounce, fairly lightweight. They seemed like a solid long run shoe. The upper that hugs the ankle rubbed/dug into my skin and became painful to run in only on the left ankle. I took a pair of scissors to cut out the section of the upper that was causing problems and have had no issues since. These shoes are not good for trail, grass, or other running on uneven surfaces.

  • Most comfortable shoe I have ran in

    30 miles per week, underpronator, medium arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    8.0
    Appearance
    6.0
    Value
    8.0

    New balance FuelCell Super Comp Trainer is a very soft cushy type of max trainer. The curve of the CF plate and toe spring makes it a smooth transition. Fuelcell is so soft but springy with quicker paces, making long distances feel great and fresh. The upper is roomy but maybe too roomy for a normal width foot with a normal arch. I look forward to running in these everytime I want to run!