The Fresh Foam Beacon remains an everyday lightweight neutral trainer with enough cushioning for slow recovery and long runs and some pop for when you need to speed it up. Version 3 still provides a soft but not squishy ride that some reviewers have called firm. When many shoes are getting softer, it’s nice to have a firmer, more responsive option in a lightweight trainer. The upper, which is now a performance engineered mesh that provides a much better fit and incorporates New Balance’s new ultraheel to keep everything in place and efficient. Need a lightweight everyday training that will allow you to pick up the pace? Try out the updated New Balance Beacon v3.