New Balance 626 V3

The expected release date for the New Balance 626 V3 is on July 23, 2023.

  • The New Balance 626 V3 will be an improved and more durable version of the predecessor work shoe.
  • It will have an improved slip-resistant outsole and a better shank for stability and puncture resistance.
  • There will be shock-absorbing ABZORB cushioning that will be ideal for more forceful impacts.
  • The new model work shoe will come in a few more suitable neutral colors from which you can choose with improved durability in the uppers, and a comfortable lining, with a roomier fit overall.

Latest Version of the New Balance 626


New Balance 626


  • The MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) for the New Balance 626 V3 will be $80.00.
  • With Many Improvements, the new model will still be a very affordable work shoe.
  • It will also depend on the size and the model, as the prices may vary according to that.

Arch support and pronation controlArch Support and Pronation Control

  • Ideally, the work shoe will be suitable for neutral pronation and persons with high or neutral arches.
  • However, it will be available in wider widths for flat feet and wider feet, with light stability features.


  • The new model will have an improved outsole.
  • As a work shoe, it will provide optimal slip resistance on wet and dry surfaces with different textures and designs.


  • Ideally, the New Balance 626 V3 will be a Diabetic work shoe with a more roomy and comfortable fit.
  • It will be suitable for most work environments, but not heavy industrial environments.
  • It will also be ideal for daily wear.


  • As a work shoe, you can expect excellent durability for the new model.
  • There will be some reinforcements in high-wear areas.

Fit and SizingFit and Sizing

  • The new Work shoe will offer a medium fit with a roomy toe box.
  • It will be available in wide and extra wide fits as it is a Diabetic work shoe.


  • The men’s model is estimated to weigh 338 grams.
  • The women’s model is estimated to weigh around 300 grams.

Heel HeightHeel Height

  • The New Balance 626 V3 will have a 30 mm heel.
  • It will be stable and reliable.

Forefoot HeightForefoot Height

  • There will be a 20 mm forefoot.
  • Although the sole will be more rigid as a work shoe, it will have light flex in the forefoot.

Heel-to-Toe DropHeel-to-Toe Drop

  • There will be a 10mm heel-to-toe drop.
  • The heel-to-toe drop will be suitable for this type of shoe.

Components of the New Balance 626 V3


  • The Outsole will be a very durable and high-traction rubber.
  • The outsole will be slip-and-oil resistant for work surfaces, non-marking, and very stable in traction.


  • There will be an improved compression molded midsole for shock absorbency and ABZORB technology in the heel.
  • The new model will have a removable insole, allowing you the use your own orthotics.


  • The New Balance 626 V3 will be a Medicare / HCPCS code = A5500, rated Diabetic shoe that may be eligible for Medicare reimbursement.
  • It will have durable and reinforced leather uppers, with some more color options available.
  • There wll be a smooth interior lining and a comfortable padded collar.


New Balance 626 V3

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.