Choose the Best Running Shoes Every Time
New Balance has been making running shoes for more than a century, focusing on making shoes and not celebrity endorsements. They spend their money on research and development, so they can design shoes to fit and perform. New Balance running shoes have a reputation for being among the most accomodating for wide feet.
It’s quite efficient, quite handsome and quite well-constructed. Simply put, the New Balance 1080v4 is quite good. With the perfect amount of features ─ not so many that the weight balloons, but not so few that there’s no protection ─ the 1080v4 is an excellent neutral running shoe for high-arched underpronators.
The New Balance 1260v3 got a massive weight reduction for this model and was given the award for Best Update by RW. It’s a bit spendy, retailing at $145, but with all the changes it warrants some consideration if you are in the market for some Stability running shoes.
New Balance 1225 is a premier Stability running shoe from New Balance. Like many other running shoes in the New Balance line, the New Balance 1225 has the new Stabilicore medial support system, which maintains the support from the previous years model, while shaving weight off.
The 1225 is designed to take a lot of miles as its on the upper end of being a stability shoe, and can be a great option if you don’t want to make the jump to a bulky motion-control shoe.
The New Balance 850 is an update of the New Balance 859, still remaining in the Stability category, with the biggest updates coming in a more cushioned collar and the Stabilicore medial post that provides the support in the shoe to guide the heel strike to toe-off. The new Stabilicore support post also cuts a lot of weight comparing it to standard multi-density midsole designs, resulting in an overall weight drop of almost an ounce.
After the Newton Running Shoes teleconference I got an e-mail from Alan Reynolds asking if I would follow up with Danny Dryer about a New Balance shoe that Danny Dryer helped design. After a few e-mails with Danny, this was his response. Thanks for the question Alan… The difference between the Newton Shoe and the […]