New Balance® 520 V9

The expected release date for the New Balance 520V9 is February 5, 2024.

The New Balance 520 V9 will have the following features & updates:

  • The New Balance 520 V9 will have an improved roomier toe upper fit with breathable mesh that allows for much better ventilation.
  • I would recommend the new model as a summer running shoe as it will be much more lightweight.
  • The cushioning system will be energizing and soft, with a removable insole.
  • There will be improved flexibility in the outsole.
  • You can also look forward to some new fresh colors and designs with the new model.

Previous models of the 520:
The New Balance 520V8 release date was on February 16, 2023.
The New Balance 520V7 release date was on June 15, 2021.

Latest Version of the New Balance 520


New Balance 520



  • The recommended price according to manufacturers for the New Balance 520 V9 should be about $70.
  • The price may vary according to the retailer that you choose.

Arch support and pronation controlArch Support and Pronation Control

  • The New Model will offer neutral to more stable arch support.
  • The design will be ideal for low and neutral arches.
  • With the Molded heel Cup, you can expect much better stability.
  • I would recommend it for neutral to slight overpronation.


  • Essentially the New Balance 520V9 will be a road running and casual shoe.
  • I would not recommend it for trails and outdoors, especially in wet conditions.
  • It is, however, ideal for hot and dry summer days.


  • The new model will be ideal for light running and jogging.
  • It will also be an excellent everyday wears casual shoe.


  • The New Balance 520 V9 will be quite durable.
  • The outsole will be durable, and the uppers offer much more stretch for durability.

Fit and SizingFit and Sizing

  • The New Balance 520 V9 will have a sleek design with a snug fit.
  • Though there may be slightly more toe room.
  • There are also wider width options that will be available.


  • The New model’s Weight will be estimated at around 279 grams for gents.
  • The weight will be slightly less for the ladies, at around 257 grams.

Elevation of the New Balance 520 V9

Heel HeightHeel Height

  • There will be a heel height of around 28 mm, which is quite average.
  • The Heel will be more supportive and cushioned.

Forefoot HeightForefoot Height

  • The Forefoot height will be around 20 mm.
  • There will be more flex in the ball of the foot area.

Heel-to-Toe DropHeel-to-Toe Drop

  • We are left with an 8 mm heel-to-toe drop according to these heights.
  • This will be average for running and casual wearing shoes.

Components of the New Balance 520 V9


  • The Outsole will consist of durable rubber.
  • The tread will have grooves and a design for optimal grip and support.


  • The Midsole will offer much softer and energizing cushioning.
  • There will be a molded heel for better stability.
  • The removable insole will allow you the use of your own orthotics.


  • As for the uppers, they will be more breathable and flexible.
  • There will be engineered mesh with softer overlays.
  • More colors and designs are also expected with the new model.


New Balance 520 V9

About the Author

David Alegeta

David is a long-distance hiker, a writer and an editor whose favorite topics include backpacking and trail running. He is an adventure athlete who covered over 20,000 miles. He frequently speaks to groups about the benefits of proper footwear and has written numerous articles on this subject. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his family.