New Balance 1080

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New Balance 1080
Bounce through long runs in this lightweight, well-cushioned shoe.

Our Review

What's new? A substantial overhaul for New Balance's flagship neutral running shoe. The biggest changes are a new shape for the upper and more cushioning gel in the midfoot.  We say A light and responsive shoe with the heel support ideal for heavy and high mileage runners. Our testers loved the bounce ...  Continue reading

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6 user reviews of New Balance 1080 See all

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a great top end trainer /racer. Continue reading...
I love the new balance product and will be sticking with it. Continue reading...
My first pair of New Balance shoes and I am suitably impressed. I bought the red ones as they were the only colour in stock at the time and was a bit unsure about the colour, but have learned to love them and t Continue reading...
Excellent trainer and by far the most cushioned I have used. I have started with the 62's and have gone with the times, these are very good comfy trainers. I am big framed, so need that extra cushion and cannot Continue reading...


Considering the NB 1080 is one of the very few shoes that I have found available in a variety of widths (right up to the pontoon-sized 6E) it's a bit unfair of you to criticize them for having a narrow toe box. I have wide feet, and the 4E is absolutely perfect for me: most comfortable shoe I have ever run with, and the cushioning is like running on a mixture of clouds, marshmallows and small furry kittens. 

Posted: 05/12/2011 at 12:40

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A light and responsive shoe
Slim toebox
  • Year: from 2011