I love the 1500 line! Have had three of them (v1, 2, 5). I need stability, so was thrilled to find this option. They make an excellent racer and light-weight shoe for tempo runs. Last used for a half-marathon. I also enjoy using these retired kicks for lawn work and other things since they are so light!
Allow you to feel the road
Roomy toe box
This is no longer an issue...but the tongue design on the v5 (possibly same as previous model) seemed stiff and bothered me at first. Would fold and cut into the top of my foot at the ankle. Perhaps just needed to break in or find a place slightly to the side, as I no longer notice it.
Color options - Yes, these are racers so can expect bold coloring. However, I’m not a huge fan of white or really bright colors. More subtle color offerings would be great...as I like to wear them as a daily shoe sometimes (really like the purple and blues). I usually use a paint marker or sharpie to neutralize features, and change out strings as needed. On the purple v5’s changed the white accents to black.
Light. Aggressive. Supportive. Built and designed for competitive road runners seeking a fast ride and reliable support, the 1500v5 women's runner brings an updated look to a classic series. Presenting a new look, inspired by the New Balance track spike collection, this road running shoe brings an aggressive visual to the lightweight upper design. A new outsole offers the durability to give you mile-after-mile support.