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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on December 5, 2011
I bought these shoes in local sport store two months ago and used them mostly for running on the road (about 80 miles so far). I am 5'10'' tall and weigh 170#, running 30-45 miles/week. I usually buy NB shoes since they have wide sizes 2E that I need, they are very comfortable for me and durable. I owned previous versions of this model, namely NB 769 and NB 760 which lasted well over 450 miles. Hence, I expected to get similar product. Unfortunately, this is not the case. When compared to the previous models NB 860 is way too stiff and feels like that it has no cushioning in either heels or front. Lack of flexibility is the worst issue if you run on the road. Design has also changed and 860 looks cheaper than previous models, they also removed bubble wrap laces which was a nice little touch. Overall, this is not what I expected for $100. Shoes may be good for larger person or running on the trail but without putting extra money and getting softer insoles they are worthless for me. I hope that NB can come up with better model next time.