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New Balance Men's 880 Shoes

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The overlays are limited to a rubberized N on either side at midfoot and a couple of rubber patches on either side of the heel with “new balance” on one side and “880” on the other. With improved heel cushioning and responsiveness of a top-bed foam layer and underfoot Fresh Foam X, the v12 represents a new generation set-up of a silhouette known for its workhorse reliability. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. As for weight, the New Balance Fresh Foam X 880v12 weighs 329 grams (men's UK size 10), slightly heavier than the ASICS Gel-Nimbus 24 but lighter than the Under Armour HOVR Machina 3, the latter which also has a dual-density foam. This twelfth edition presents changes that not only affect its midsole, but also its upper and outsole.

If this is not a problem for daily training, it can be a little more for more sustained paces or runs.The upper remains plush and comfortable to help keep you feeling comfortable even at higher mileage and is breathable when things heat up. The top-of-the-line 1080 line has been using the Fresh Foam X system for the last three iterations – these shoes have been immensely popular, not least because of the new foam. The Ride 12 is a bit more secure on faster runs, while the 880 is a little easier to use on truly easy days.

This amount of sturdy material provides excellent grip and traction on a wide range of surfaces, except snow and slippery surfaces (this is still a road shoe). It has more front rebound and this is clearly felt on the run as is decent front stability on toe off . That said, we have a friendly pleasing fit here especially for wider feet, and if you need more, wide is available as well.For trainers and performance trainers, we take them on daily runs, workouts, recovery runs and a long run prior to review (often accumulating anywhere from 20-50 miles in the process). Step-in comfort is also excellent; the collar opens up nicely, making it easy to slip into the shoes.

The Fresh Foam layer appears to be unchanged in firmness from v12 with the FuelCell layer slightly softer. Or you can get the the Adidas Solarglide 5 for less – it's an excellent max cushioned daily trainer for style-conscious runners. Sam: The next step “up” in cushion after the 1080 the More v3 with its 4mm drop is much more fun to run faster than the 880, with a very distinct energetic bounce off the forefoot but is overly low and soft at the heel for me at slower paces.The upper design creates a second-skin feel which adapts to your feet, moving with you in all directions. The upper was no longer a snug performance fit and was for me loose and not that secure and the underfoot feel was soft and almost too mushy for me. With running comfortably for longer in mind, the 880 was built to provide consistent performance for the neutral runner. The full-length Fresh Foam keeps the cushioning consistent and improves the transition in the gait cycle. Sally: I am not as tech-oriented as some of the others, and I tend to focus on the feel of a midsole and the resultant ride.

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