New Balance® 840V6

The expected release date for the New Balance 840V6 is May 15, 2023.

The New Balance 840V6 will have the following features & updates:

  • The New Balance 840V6 model will develop an improved full-length ABZORB technology unit for cushioning and support.
  • The EVA Strobel board will still be present.
  • The Outsole will be improved with additional durable rubber compounds for better abrasion resistance and a more lug tread.
  • Furthermore, you can look forward to a more roomy toe box fit and a more snug heel fit design.

Previous Model of the New Balance 840:
The New Balance 840 V5 release date was on November 2, 2021.

Latest Version of the New Balance 840


New Balance 840



  • The MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) for the new model 840V6 New Balance will be estimated at $130.
  • New Balance’s improvements will make this a luxury running shoe model worth the price tag.

Arch support and pronation controlArch Support and Pronation Control

  • The Arch support in the New Balance 840V6 will be completely neutral, similar to its predecessor.
  • The design this time will aim at being more heavy-duty for individuals who are heavier on their feet.
  • The Strobel Boar design will provide extra support and stability for neutral and lower arch types.


  • Generally, New Balance will ideally suit the new model for road running.
  • I would advise not to use them for offroad and trail running or walking.


  • You can use your New Balance 840V6 for running, jogging, and even treadmill running.
  • They will be ideal for running, walking, and jogging on more uniform and solid surfaces.


  • As far as durability goes, the knit uppers will be durable and flexible enough.
  • The sole and outsole also aim to be more durable and abrasion resistant with additional rubber paddings.
  • Furthermore, construction will still be the excellent quality New Balance provides and promises throughout the new design.

Fit and SizingFit and Sizing

  • The New Balance 840V6 will be available in narrow, medium, wide, and extra-wide fit options.
  • As you will see, you can get the new model in extended size options for both men and women.
  • The fit will be more flexible and generally yielding with the flexible engineered knit uppers.


  • As for the weight, both models for women and men will be medium to heavyweight, as the 850V6 will ideally suit this model to heavier individuals.
  • The Women’s model will be 283 grams in weight.
  • For the mean, the new model will be 375 grams in weight.

Elevation of the New Balance 840 V6

Heel HeightHeel Height

  • There will be a heel height of 34 mm.
  • This height is ideal for running and jogging.

Forefoot HeightForefoot Height

  • For the forefoot height, you can expect around 22 mm.
  • In general, both the heel height and forefoot height will give a good heel-to-toe drop.

Heel-to-Toe DropHeel-to-Toe Drop

  • As for the heel-to-toe drop, it will be quite high at 12mm.
  • This drop is ideal for running and jogging.

Components of the New Balance 840V6


  • You can expect a more robust design with additional rubber padding for abrasion resistance for the outsole.
  • The tread will be more lug for improved traction.
  • There will also be a lot more stability and not as much flex as the previous model.


  • The ABZORB technology cushioning will be prevalent in the new model.
  • They will enhance the foam polymer unit used in the previous model for the new model.
  • Furthermore, the new model will be able to withstand much more weight and impact than its predecessor.


  • As for the uppers, we expect a more roomy toe box fit and a snug heel.
  • The collar will have light padding for your comfort.
  • Generally, the engineered knit design mesh will remain with a more porous design, this time for breathability.
  • As expected, there will be some new color and design options available from which you can choose.

New Balance® 840 vs. 860


New Balance 840V6

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.