This model may still be available on clearance. But we've reviewed a newer version since we published this.
Evaluation This is a super shoe – it reminds you of softly cushioned classics like the old Adidas Supernova. There’s absolutely nothing complicated about it. It has small rear- and forefoot Abzorb cushioning pads, a simple midfoot stability shank, and a nice, light upper with a snug midfoot and rearfoot, and a broad, roomy forefoot.
In terms of weight and ride, it sits in between the deeply cushioned 879, and the 326g performance-oriented 830. It’s broader and softer than the 830, which gives it a more relaxed feel that will appeal to longer-distance or less speed-oriented runners (don’t worry, though – it’s not pillowy).
In short There’s not much point in writing complicated evaluations of this shoe – it’s a simple, softly cushioned gem in the mould of New Balance’s neutral performance trainers. It’s broad and supportive, though it’s not built for anyone with stability problems.
Try it on if you liked New Balance 830 (£59.99); Asics Gel Cumulus (£59.99); Mizuno Wave Rider (£69.99)