New Balance FuelCell SuperComp Trainer v2

Overall Grades And Reviews

8.4 Overall Grade
44 reviews

How This Shoe Compares To Its Competitors

Price Information

Buy This Shoe

Select men or women above.
$179
$179.95
Holabird Sports 2 colors
Black/Thirty Watt

LetsRun.com Reviewer Ratings

Shoe Comparison

Shoe comparison
New Balance FuelCell SuperComp Trainer v2
New Balance FuelCell SuperComp Trainer v1
HOKA ONE ONE Bondi 8
ASICS GEL-Nimbus 25
Image
New Balance FuelCell SuperComp Trainer v2
This Shoe
New Balance FuelCell SuperComp Trainer v1
Older Version
HOKA ONE ONE Bondi 8
Top Rated Trainer For Sale
ASICS GEL-Nimbus 25
Most Comfortable Trainer For Sale
Shoe Properties
Shoe Type
Trainer
Trainer
Trainer
Trainer
Pronation Control
Neutral
Neutral
Neutral
Neutral
Weight
9.7 oz. (men's), 7.8 oz. (women's)
10.4 oz. (men's), 9.1 oz. (women's)
11.1 oz. (men's), 10.1 oz. (women's)
10.2 oz. (men's), 9 oz. (women's)
Stack Height
40mm.
47mm.
43mm.
42mm.
Forefoot Height
34mm.
39mm.
39mm.
34mm.
Drop Height
6 mm.
8 mm.
4 mm.
8 mm.
Upper material
Knit
Engineered mesh, Lycra comfort frame, Internal heel counter, Pillowed Tongue
Engineered Knit Mesh, Ortholite X-55, Knit Tongue, Pull Tab
Shoe Released
Q2 2023
Q3 2022
Q3 2022
Q1 2023
MSRP
$176
$165
$160
LRC Ratings
Out of 10
Overall
8.4
8.7
9.2
8.8
Comfort
8.5
8.8
9.4
9.7
Cushioning
9.3
9.7
9.6
9.7
Durability
7.8
8.2
8.3
8.6
Appearance
8.6
7.8
8.2
8.1
Value
7.5
8.0
7.8
8.2

Reader Reviews

  • LRC Editor's Choice

    Evolution but not Progress

    Neutral pronator, low arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    8.0
    Cushioning
    6.0
    Durability
    9.0
    Appearance
    9.0
    Value
    9.0

    A ran in V1 for hundreds of miles.  Love them and didn’t the investment to go to the Elite was worth it.  As a heavier runner, I liked the comfy ride of V1.  V2 has pros and cons.  V2 has a faster race day feel, and I do feel like I am faster in V2.  It is a bit lighter and has less bounce, but also less cushioning.  Trade offs for sure.  Since I am not an elite runner, I miss the bouncier feel of V1.  I ran NYC Marathon in these and they were rock solid all the way.  In the end, it will come down to preference.  V2 will absolutely get you there and it has snap.  

  • LRC Editor's Choice

    Most comfortable shoe I've run in.

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

    I've been running in this shoe for 4 months.  I run 50-90k/week and the shoes have held up well, I've bought another pair to replace them when these are done.  I haven't run in the competitions super cushioned shoes.  But, my legs have never felt better after running 15-20k runs.  

  • LRC Editor's Choice

    Solid training shoe but expensive

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

    Rock solid training shoe.  Stable and with good cushioning for longer runs.  Good for wider feet and heavier runners.  Sole wears down pretty quick, so for the price it is a bit expensive.  While not big on being fashionable - I really liked the colors.   

    For the last few years I have been a big 1080 fan, and will still probably use them for the longer distances- but I liked these so much I bought 2 pairs.

  • LRC Editor's Choice

    One of the Most Versatile Shoes Ever Made

    20 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    9.0
    Cushioning
    9.0
    Durability
    7.0
    Appearance
    9.0
    Value
    6.0

    The cushioning makes it a great option as a trainer, but the extremely responsive foam and plate gives you that extra pop when working down the pace. The combination. of support and speed makes it the a top tier option for fast long runs and other longer work at quicker paces. 

  • Super comfortable and dast

    40 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    8.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    5.0

    These shoes feel great at any distance or pace!

  • New balnZe

    60 miles per week, neutral pronator, high arches
    Overall
    7.0
    Comfort
    8.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    9.0
    Appearance
    8.0
    Value
    2.0

    The cushion is really good also was good for  easy and tempos. really bad for trails tho and I twisted my ankle really bad other than that really good but way too expensive on get on sale

  • Light and fast trainer

    20 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    8.0
    Comfort
    9.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    7.0
    Appearance
    8.0
    Value
    7.0

    Only about two weeks of running in them but very comfortable and light. I run with orthotics in them and there’s plenty of space. Too soon to tell on the durability but I definitely like the road fee. 

  • Fast and Bouncy

    15 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    8.0
    Cushioning
    8.0
    Durability
    7.0
    Appearance
    9.0
    Value
    5.0

    Very fast and bouncy shoe, a little expensive, but great for tempo, progression, and long runs. One of those shoes it's hard not to run in.

  • Best sho I have run in but expensive

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

    Great cushioning, fit and comfort. Shoe is expensive but you are getting a quality trainer. Only drawback to the shoe is the deep ridge in the sole that picks often picks up good sized stones and pieces of bark. Best if this bothers you to stay on pavement free of most debris.

  • Great mix of speed and value

    20 miles per week, neutral pronator, low arches
    Overall
    8.0
    Comfort
    7.0
    Cushioning
    7.0
    Durability
    8.0
    Appearance
    8.0
    Value
    9.0

    I'm on my second pair and still satisfied with the performance and durability. At first the top of the shoe is a bit tight, after 1 run it loosens up and feels comfortable. It's a very lightweight shoe so cushion is not the main priority, and you may feel that the next day depending on your workout. However it performs exceptionally and is comparable to the other carbon plate shoes on the market for half the price.