New Balance 860

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New Balance 860
Good responsiveness and full length cushioning make for a plush, enjoyable ride.

Our Review

What's new? The follow-up to the 760 has a firmer medial post for greater pronation control. Heel cushioning has been beefed up too.  We say Judging by how well this shoe performed in icy, muddy conditions at the start of the year, it could almost double up as a trail shoe. Grip ...  Continue reading

Reader Reviews

5 user reviews of New Balance 860 See all

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Will use these to replace my old New Balance M1260 shoes. Have been out a few times on 20k runs and so far no niggles or problems. Continue reading...
I went for New Balance as they do a 12 ½ UK unlike all the other manufacturers that jump from 12 to 13. Have run in the Asics 2000 series for years but the 12 is a little snug and the 13 big – hence my purchase Continue reading...
What first attracted me to New Balance shoes was the fact that they were made in this country and reduced the possibility of slave labour from eastern countries and the air miles involved, so more carbon friend Continue reading...

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I have been out four or so times with them now, steadly increasing the time/milage and they are great. a solid update to the 760 and 769 before that. Continue reading...

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I went for New Balance as they do a 12 ½ UK unlike all the other manufacturers that jump from 12 to 13. Have run in the Asics 2000 series for years but the 12 is a little snug and the 13 big – hence my purchase. Despite having a gait analysis done, on the road,  I found the shoes hard, unforgiving and less supportive than 2160s  - A couple of runs in them resulted in a great deal of lower leg pain and a phone call to the wife to pick me up. Sadly trainers now in the shoe rack to be replaced with a new pair of 2160’s

Posted: 31/03/2012 at 18:57

Sorry folks - was writing a review but stuck the entry in the wrong box !!

Posted: 31/03/2012 at 19:05

I actually prefer a less bouncy feel,may work for me.shame ,it's a bloody pain getting the right shoe!

Posted: 02/08/2012 at 19:14

Just had a run in a pAir of860s and they are great for me..way better than my 859. And I used to love them,they are less bulky and light.

Posted: 09/08/2012 at 17:48

It's great that there are options for us all. I think I will stick with Asics as they seem to work for me. Good luck with the new trainers & enjoy

Posted: 09/08/2012 at 21:11

yes,if they fit 100% stick with them..iam buying as many as i cant to keep in stock!

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 20:15

Awesome shoe - just how i like it. They have a glove like fit around the mid sole so that they feel like just another layer to the foot. Breckenridge Homes For Sale however, there is then enough width in the toe box to give you good splay. The shoe is incredibly light but the ride is firm enough to give you good traction and speed.

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 16:35

Fully agree with the Pros and Cons listed above. Not the greatest looking shoe but it does the job very well. The retailer advised that these provided minimal support for pronantion which is what I needed.

Tried all the leading rival shoes but this was the only one with a wide fitting option. Got a good price as they are now considered last years model. Will use these to replace my New Balance M1260 MP shoes.

Done a few 20k runs over the past few weeks and they felt absolutely fine. No niggles or pains. All looks good.

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 21:17



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  • Price: £85.00
  • Year: from 2011

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