- 100% Leather
- Rubber sole
- Cushioning on Cushioning: The New Balance 608v5 is an incredibly comfortable training shoe that features cushioning from all angles – including an NB Comfort Insert for memory comfort that lasts
- ABZORB Technology: These New Balance training shoes boast an ABZORB heel crash pad that absorbs impacts through a combination of cushioning and compression resistance. ABZORB cushioning in the midfoot provides exceptional shock absorption. 3 Widths
- Dual-Density Collar Foam: Designed to help keep your feet feeling their greatest, these casual cross training shoes include dual-density collar foam that helps prevent irritation around your ankles
- Flexible Outsole: These cushioned shoes feature impressive flexibility in the outsole thanks to deep flex grooves that cover the length of the sole to help you move through your day in comfort
- Leather Upper: The 608v5 brings together the soft comfort you want with the premium leather upper you love. The lace-up closure, classic N logo and Flying NB at the tongue deliver true everyday style
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Move through your entire day as if it were a simple walk in the park with these New Balance 608v5 casual training shoes. These trainers boast impressive comfort features and a traditional running shoe silhouette you're sure to love. A durable leather upper sits atop a soft and supportive IMEVA midsole that provides lightweight cushioning, and an NB Comfort Insert made of plush polyurethane to deliver even more comfort. At the heel, an ABZORB crash pad helps absorb impacts through a combination of cushioning and compression resistance, helping to keep you comfortable even when your pace picks up. Around the ankles, dual-density collar foam helps prevent irritation and chafing. Firm yet surprisingly flexible, the rubber outsole of these training shoes features deep flex grooves that help the shoe move as your feet do, and an internal shank adds durability and more support underfoot. Whether you're looking for a cushioned shoe to wear for all-day comfort or a trendy addition to your sneaker collection, the 608v5 is your ideal option.
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 : 13.49 x 8.35 x 5.09 inches; 14 Ounces
- Item model number : MX608AB5
- Department : Mens
- Date First Available : June 28, 2018
- Manufacturer : New Balance
- ASIN : B07B438ZBL
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I have arthritis in both ankles and my left was shattered in an accident and is always painful. I was buying spongy shoes for the cushioning but those bothered my hips and back. My feet also roll outward and the shoes were only lasting 8-10 weeks. I've been wearing this current pair for 4 months and they are still supportive and comfortable. I hope New Balance doesn't mess with a good thing as they seem to always do. I would recommend these to anyone needing a supportive cushioned shoe.
Update: I live in SW FL. where it rains everyday. I was wearing a new pair to work and I got caught in a downpour. I work outside so I ended up having to walk in soggy sand and when the shoe got wet it lost all support.
The shoes were only a week old and I ended up with my foot rolled outward and I was walking on the actual side of the shoe. Being out of town for a job I had to wear them walking on the side for 2 more days. My ankles hurt so bad I had to crawl through the house because I could not walk. This went on for 2 more days before I could put any weight on them.
Having worn New Balance for as long as I can remember I ordered another pair and it felt awkward after just trying the on. I took a mini square and was amazed how far the shoe was. The top part of the shoe was attached to the sole crooked.SEE PIC.
I just ordered a pair of Reebok DMX Max to try.
These shoes serve as a black dress shoe for me. I don't care for the firm leather sole found on most dress shoes. Plus, if I need to make up time or hustle to meet someone, I can easily break into a run with these and run as long as necessary without doing harm to my feet or legs. After looking at pictures and pricing for all the New Balance black walking and cross trainer shoes, I chose this particular pair because they are completely black (no silver reflective material anywhere) and the panel covering the toe box is also leather, not the woven material typically used for extra breathability on running shoes. Hence, visually they are more suitable to use a black dress shoe. BTW, I love the cushioning in these shoes. It rivals the cushioning found in most running shoes and is far superior to that found in a typical walking shoe.
Now I'm wearing them to work every day and the pain is pretty much gone. I'm not saying this is the perfect shoe for pain relief, but if you've tried every shoe out there with talk of arch support or motion control and nothing helped, try these. You may be surprised.
They're decent shoes. They're not terrible, but they're not amazing either. If you have foot pain, this won't fix it, low arches; this won't help it. I also feel like the V4s of this same shoes was slightly better. The cushioning just felt better really.
Just don't expect too much out of these, they're actually really decent work shoes if you're in a kitchen, very slip resistant.
Top reviews from other countries
This is version 5 of the model 608, and at least the 4th or 5th pair of 608s that I’ve owned over many years. I wear them as a casual shoe, everyday, everywhere. New Balance has 1/2 sizes and a wide variety of widths so they fit better than any other running shoe. I can walk all day through a convention floor or theme park, and at the end of the day, still feel great. They look good enough to wear with casual pants or jeans at the office. The leather will survive puddles, and wipes up clean. Oh, and they last a long time too!
Considering I ordered men's 11.5 , I would have thought they had to fit. I so wanted them too! But rule of thum: one finger's width between heel and shoe in athletic wear.