New Balance® Hierro V8

The expected release date for the New Balance Hierro V8 is May 16, 2023.

The New Balance Hierro V8 will have the following features & updates:

  • The New Balance Hierro V8 will be a heavy-duty trail walking and running shoe with a difference.
  • It will be much more comfortable in fit and cushioning.
  • The Locked-down fit will offer much better stability on uneven trails.
  • There will be a stronger heel loop for easy on and off.

Previous model of the Hierro:
The New Balance Hierro V7 release date was March 28, 2022.

Latest Version of the New Balance Hierro


New Balance Hierro



  • According to manufacturers (MSRP), the recommended price for the New Balance Hierro V8 should be about $140.
  • You may notice that the price varies depending on the specific retailer that you choose.

Arch support and pronation controlArch Support and Pronation Control

  • The New Balance Hierro V5 will be ideal for neutral and under pronation.
  • Perfect for higher and normal arch types.
  • It will also provide good heel and midfoot strike protection.


  • Ideally, this will be a heavy-duty trail shoe.
  • Ideal for all types of trails, it can truly take the punch.


  • The New Model will be designed as a running and marathon running shoe for trail running.
  • It will be well suited for heavier individuals.


  • The New Balance Hierro V8 will be extremely durable as an outdoor trail shoe.
  • It will have improved features for durability.

Fit and SizingFit and Sizing

  • The New Balance Hierro V8 will offer a very comfortable and stable fit.
  • The locked-in fit will keep you secure and prevent ankle twisting.
  • Ideal for stability on uneven terrains.


  • For men, you can look at a weight of around 337 grams.
  • For the ladies, it will be a lighter 280 grams.

Elevation of the New Balance Hierro V8

Heel HeightHeel Height

  • There will be a solid 28 mm heel height.
  • The heel height will be perfect for a trail running shoe.

Forefoot HeightForefoot Height

  • The forefoot height is a similar 20 mm.
  • Also ideal for its purpose.

Heel-to-Toe DropHeel-to-Toe Drop

  • The 8 mm heel-to-toe drop offers excellent stability for outdoor trail running.
  • This will be a lower heel-to-toe drop for a trail running shoe.

Components of the New Balance Hierro V8


  • The Outsole will consist of an extremely durable Vibram Rubber.
  • There will be a lug tread for improved grip on wet and slippery outdoor surfaces.


  • The Midsole will offer softer cushioning with Fresh Foam technology.
  • There will be an NB removable cushioned insole.


  • The Uppers will be a variety of mesh for ventilation and durability, with printed overlays.
  • Additional TPU threads will be woven into the uppers for increased strength.

New Balance® Hierro V6 vs. Hierro V5


New Balance Hierro V8

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.