New Balance® Beacon V4

The expected release date for the New Balance Beacon V4 is July 30, 2023.

The New Balance Beacon V4 will have the following features & updates:

  • The New Balance Beacon V4 will be a daily trainer offering a soft but firm, supportive ride.
  • The new model will be more versatile and flexible as a cross-training shoe.
  • It will be lightweight, with a more relaxed fit and a roomy toe box.
  • The outsole will be designed to offer better grip and traction.

Previous model of the Beacon:
The New Balance Beacon V3 release date was on December 15, 2020.

Latest Version of the New Balance Beacon


New Balance Beacon



  • The recommended price, according to manufacturers, for the New Balance Beacon V4 should be about $85.
  • The price may vary according to the retailer.

Arch support and pronation controlArch Support and Pronation Control

  • The New Balance Beacon V4 will offer excellent neutral support for neutral arches and neutral pronation.
  • However, it will also be suitable for a higher arch because of the plenty of Fresh Foam cushioning it will provide.


  • The shoe will be ideal for road running and indoor surfaces as training shoes.
  • I would not recommend it for use on outdoor trails.


  • The New Model will be a daily training shoe that will be flexible and comfortable.
  • You may also wear it as a casual or light running shoe.


  • The New Balance Beacon V4 will be just as durable as its predecessor.
  • The outsole will be slightly enhanced for durability.

Fit and SizingFit and Sizing

  • The New Balance Beacon V4 offers a comfortable fit with a very roomy toe box.
  • There will be wider width options available to you.


  • For men, the weight should be around 232 grams.
  • Then again, the ladies will have a lighter weight of 194 grams.

Elevation of the New Balance Beacon V4

Heel HeightHeel Height

  • There will be a heel height of around 21 mm.
  • Though this is not set in stone yet.

Forefoot HeightForefoot Height

  • The forefoot height may be around 15 mm.
  • There is also still some question about the height.

Heel-to-Toe DropHeel-to-Toe Drop

  • There will be a similar 6 mm heel-to-toe drop as the shoe will be a running and training shoe.
  • The heel-to-toe drop offers excellent neutral support.

Components of the New Balance Beacon V4


  • The Outsole of the new model will be a durable and high-traction rubber.
  • It will offer good support and stability.


  • The Midsole will still offer comfortable and soft Fresh Foam cushioning.
  • There will be a comfortable cushioned NB insert and smooth lining.


  • The Uppers will be a breathable and flexible mesh design.
  • There may be some exciting new color ranges that will be available in the new model.

New Balance® Beacon vs. 880


New Balance Beacon V4

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.