With its versatile design, the New Balance MD500 v6 is suitable for races from 400m to 5000m, but can also be used for hurdle and jumping events. This updated version adds a sleek new upper to the existing midsole and outsole for a much more aggressive look. A 6-pin Pebax plate offers aggressive traction and a thin foam midsole delivers enhanced cushioning to help protect your legs in longer distances. The open mesh upper and synthetic overlays offer a soft and breathable experience while creating a snug midfoot lockdown. For the beginning mid-distance runner who may compete in a wide range of events, the MD500 v6 offers reliable performance in a value-oriented package.