New Balance 855

Anyone got any yet?

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27/09/2002 at 15:09
I received a SportShoes Unlimited brochure yesterday and noticed that New Balance have brought out the 855 (presumably as a replacement for the 854). Anyone tried them yet?
27/09/2002 at 20:04
FF - do you use the 854? I got a pair yesterday after giving up on Kayano's after having had 4 pairs. The guy in the shop did tell me they were about to be replaced by the 855 but he gave the impression they weren't available yet.
27/09/2002 at 22:53
Got myself some 828's v good. They give you that, .... "go faster feeling".
28/09/2002 at 13:48
They aren't available yet. Soon, though.
cougie    pirate
28/09/2002 at 15:28
Does this mean we can expext to see 854s reduced soon ? Very interesting.......
30/09/2002 at 08:36
Oldbones - I'm on my 3rd pair of 854's. I love 'em!! Never had a single blister or black toenail. If the price of 854's does come down when the 855 go on sale, I will problem buy a couple more pairs.
30/09/2002 at 13:34
Problem should read probably. Doh.
30/09/2002 at 15:49
So are these 854 similar to the brooks beast or grid stabil in there support and cushoning. Only asking cos you all have worn them and love them, and I need a strong pair of trainers to help cure some of my pronation
30/09/2002 at 16:10
FF - couldn't try them over the weekend because I was doing a longlong run but they will get their debut tomorrow - I'll report back. I see the 855's are on sale in the current RW.
cougie    pirate
01/10/2002 at 09:47
Fiver off the 854's in Sportshoes supplement in RW this month.

(I'm gonna play the market and hold out for a bigger drop - this is exciting !)
01/10/2002 at 10:06
Most good sports shops ie not JJB etc will give club members 10% discount. Also Sweatshop give URWFRC 10% now. One of the ad's in the latest RW had 854's at £59.99 + p&p (£3.00). I'm holding out for £45 then it's buy buy buy. Where's my stockbrokers phone number gone?
01/10/2002 at 21:28
I'm upset! I went out a couple of weeks back and purchased the local Running Shop's stock of 854s in my size at full price... AAAAAGH!!
That'll teach me patience.
02/10/2002 at 14:10
Ditto Dangly: bought the beloved 854's last week (told 855 out in February so too close to marathon). Trouble is they never have my size in these "sales" (UK12.5, 2E)!
02/10/2002 at 14:30
Have you tried the New Balance Factory outlets for your size Gumby?
02/10/2002 at 20:17
ran in the "new" 854's yesterday (first time with this make) and they were so comfortable. Would like to use them in marathon in 4 weeks so if I did another 6 or 7 tomorrow could I try them for the 20 on saturday or is that too early?
03/10/2002 at 09:50
Fat Face,

No. Where are these "outlets"?

All the best,

03/10/2002 at 10:18
There are 3 of them, all in Cumbria but they do mail order. Basically, they are slight cosmetic seconds (I can't tell). The phone number for one of the shops is 01931716333,ask for the numbers of the others. They don't normally have my size in as it is fairly common (8.5/2e) but you may just be lucky with the large sizes. I paid £40 for my last pair from there.
03/10/2002 at 11:42
Thanks Fats, lets hope the transition to 855 in smooth. I remember 851 as good then 853 as bad. Now they've got it right IMHO with the 854 NB should stick to the dictum that "if it aint broke don't fix it!"
03/10/2002 at 12:26
the 855 is not avaliable until jan 03, and with the 854 being a good shoe, don't expect the store to discount it for a while
08/10/2002 at 13:19
Was at the Factory shop yesterday in Flimby 01900-802850 and bought some 854's size 12.5 2E for 50 pounds, needed some new shoes after achieving a PB in the Great North. They still have a couple of pairs of this size left. Good Luck.



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