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Great lightweight cushioning
on May 10, 2014
I've been solely with New Balance for the last 20 years because they have a good selection of shoes in 4E width. I was running out of running shoes (I stock up when I find something that I like) and dropped by the local New Balance Factory Outlet store and found two pairs of the M1290NV shoes in my size and they felt great in the store so I bought them and found that they are great for running. They have better cushioning than any other running shoe that I've tried so I'd guess that there's new tech in them. As far as sizing goes, and this is New Balance in general, it's best to try them out in a store because some shoes run wide, narrow, high overall, big toe-box, etc.
I run about four miles per day and have about 150 miles on a pair of these.
Update: July 6, 2014. I have 395 miles on one pair and most of the cushioning is still there (I have an almost new pair to compare it with). There is some wear on the bottom, outer heel where there is a notch, probably for gripping the ground off the heel. I think that there would be less wear without the notch. My guess is that I'll get about another 150 miles out of these shoes before that gets worn down. When that happens, I'll just use them as street shoes. I got about 360 miles out of my previous running shoes so these are more durable that what I was using before.
Update: July 23, 2014. I have 457 miles on one pair and there's a big difference now between the cushioning on these and a new pair so it's time to break out a new pair and retire the old ones. I think that these are good for 400-450 miles overall which is better than what I'm used to.