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Energize your active lifestyle with the New Balance 608V2 cross trainers.
- Synthetic upper
- Lace-up front, perforated details
- Padded tongue and collar
- Textile lining
- ABZORB(R) heel and forefoot cushioning for shock absorption
- C-Cap(R) cushioning midsole
- N-Grip(TM) slip-resistant rubber traction outsole
New Balance, is dedicated to helping athletes achieve their goals. It's been their mission for more than a century. It's why they don't spend money on celebrity endorsements. They spend it on research and development. It's why they don't design products to fit an image. They design them to fit. New Balance is driven to make the finest shoes for the same reason athletes lace them up: to achieve the very best.
- Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 7.7 x 4.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
- ASIN: B001MV7B94
- Date first available at Amazon.com: June 3, 2009
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
- Average Customer Review:
Top Customer Reviews
It's a totally different sneaker; much harder, less cushy, the V2's break down faster, and are made of cheaper components. If you check other websites, you'll see reviews from other loyal NB customers, like myself, who've even bought and worn out a pair of these V2's. The reviews are remarkably similar.
It's not just a small difference either, it's huge. I keep trying without luck, to get online stores to clearly state "V2", but as you can see, Amazon has not yet done this, I suspect, because the name 608 is literally sneaker legend. The V2 is a disappointing experience, especially if you've worn 30 or more pair of the REAL 608's like I have, starting way back in 1998. It's a disgrace & a misnomer to call this "608 anything".
Here's how to tell. It's easiest on the white, or any of the light colors, the black is hard to distinguish. Look at the closeup that shows the side of the shoe. The V2 has a gray 'section' of different compound running from the back around to the side, the real 608 does not (this section doesn't show up on the inside of the sneaker, just the outside edge, if you will). The gray 'sections' also appear on the bottom running laterally across the sneaker. If you look at the pic of the tongue of the shoe you can see in small writing it says "New Balance 608V2". It very clear on Amazon's pics.
One reviewer wrote that they contacted NB and they were told they were made the same way as the 608's.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The product met specifications application and in excellent condition.Published 1 month ago by Eduardo Viez
Sneakers are somewhat comfortable but could use a little more heel padding for all day wear. I picked up a gel heel inserts and it meets my needs.Published 10 months ago by Elesix
These shoes are a bit wide for my feet and feel bigger in length than some other brands, but overall very comfortable.Published 12 months ago by A. Jacobs
I love the New Balance 608 and it is very hard to find them. Most of what you see are the 608v3 and I was not impressed with them. Read morePublished 21 months ago by patrick m miller
I have not warn them yet, my back up, but have warn this style for 10 years for moderate to excessive walking and they are greatPublished 21 months ago by Deborah
Great for a smaller foot, hurt on the inside near the ball of my foot. Great idea to support breast cancer tho!Published 23 months ago by Amy J. Kenworthy