New Balance 1226

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New Balance 1226
It hasn't just been tweaked, this model has been completely re-engineered with a lighter outcome.

Our Review

What's new? Lighter than the previous model, the 1226 has been completely re-engineered. The heel is no longer fully decoupled, giving more contact between the outsole and the ground, and the upper has an improved fit. We say Excellent heel cushioning makes for a soft ride and a snug fit, although ...  Continue reading

Reader Reviews

6 user reviews of New Balance 1226 See all

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Great shoe with build quality easily as good as any other brand on the market, but can be found discounted. Continue reading...
Moved from Nike (too soft) to Asics Kayano after multiple knee and ankle surgeries which gives me problems on one leg but none on the other. All was great until I started running marathons and ultras on roads. Continue reading...
No brainer. A must buy if you use stability shoes. Continue reading...
I've changed the insoles for a more bouncy ride. It solved the blister issues. But the stock insoles give a more cushioned ride but you'd get blisters. Forefoot's more flexible than Lunarglides, which means you Continue reading...


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Lighter than the previous model
Laces came undone frequently
  • Price: £110.00
  • Year: from 2010