The 11th Day of Kicksmas: New Balance 1400 v4
I have a tortured past with the New Balance 1400 series. I loved (and stockpiled) the original model because it was a blazing-fast 5K racing flat. The closest I’ve found since is the New Balance 1400v4, pictured here. (The current model is v5.) It’s certainly not the same, but it’s light and lively, and still well-suited for going quick. In fact, that’s what I last wore it to do, racing the B.A.A. 5K in Boston this past April. I somehow managed to run a respectable time despite drinking roughly seven gallons of beer the night before. It had to be the shoes.
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