List Price US $180
686 New Balance 790 Review And Buying Advice
Riding Level Beginner - Expert
Lacing Type Traditional Lace
Manufactured in


Turn Initiation



True To Size

Boot Width


Comfort Average
Heel Hold Poor
Adjustability Poor
Reduced Footprint Poor

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Flex Retention Poor
Shock Absorption Poor
Traction Poor
On & Off Ease Poor
Warmth Great

686 New Balance 790 2013 Review by The Good Ride

The 686 New Balance 790 boot is the entry level boot of their line but works for most riding styles.  It’s a great beginner boot for people that want to progress and not have to upgrade. It does everything well and nothing great so it’s perfect for someone who wants to try a little of everything.

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