Standing out for its traditional design and versatility, the New Balance Leadville Trail v3 is named and designed for the notorious Leadville 100 race, this shoe is designed for both mountain trails and road running. The Vibram outsole provides decent traction on non-slippery surfaces while the traditional design actually feels low profile. This shoe is quite stable but lacks foot protection in the form of a rock plate in the forefoot. It has a wider platform, a more responsive midsole, and a rock plate. That said, it is best suited for groomed single track and dirt roads.
New Balance discontinued the Leadville Trail v3 in 2018. Head over to our Women's Trail Running Shoe Review to see which current styles lead the pack!