These come after the MT876OR shoes we reviewed recently, but they have several differences, apart from the normal cosmetic changes. We received two pairs, both size 10 4E, so my wife and I could both try them out.

New Balance says of them: "Especially well-suited for distance runners in search of mild stability, the 740 trail runner features a medial post for pronation control and ABZORB cushioning in both the heel and forefoot." I am not sure what that really means, but the 'mild stability' bit suggests that the shoes are not designed to take control of your foot and distort it into a shape or motion some 'expert' thinks you should have. Needless to say, I approve of the reluctance to interfere with your natural foot mechanics.


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