New Balance MR1080 (2E) Running Shoes - 15
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- Synthetic/Mesh upper provides lightweight comfort and support
- N-ergy in the heel provides NB's most advanced shock absorption and cushioning
- Dual Density Collar uses both a softer density foam against the foot for cushioning, and a
- 3M Reflective detail offers increased safety and visibility
- Stability Web delivers midfoot support and reduces the weight of the shoe
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Built for maximum cushioning, performance fit and flexibility Miles are no match for NB's premier neutral running shoe! This update to the popular 1064 sports a modernised, streamlined upper and plentiful N-ergy cushioning! Built for maximum comfort, performance fit and flexibility, you can count on the 1080's ultimate soft ride and smooth transition from heel to toe to make the most of every run. Synthetic/Mesh upper provides lightweight comfort and support N-ergy in the heel provides NB's most advanced shock absorption and cushioning Dual Density Collar uses both a softer density foam against the foot for cushioning, and a firmer density foam for support 3M Reflective detail offers increased safety and visibility Stability Web delivers midfoot support and reduces the weight of the shoe Ndurance rubber compound for maximum outsole durability Blown Rubber Forefoot for lightweight cushioning Ortholite foam insert delivers long-term comfort, breathability and odor resistance Forefoot Flex Grooves allow extreme flexibility ABZORB Strobel Board runs full length of shoe to maximize shock absorption and comfort
Top Customer Reviews
And they came in widths, and were made in the USA. What's not to love?
But apparently, New Balance never heard the motto, "If ain't broke, don't fix it." The 1080, which replaces the 1060 Series, is frankly a very significant downgrade.
The fit's mostly the same, but the formerly awesome shock absorption is now just 'okay', and they don't seem to be nearly as neutral, especially once they've experienced some wear (and yes, I do replace my shoes every few months). In short, they 'feel weird', and markedly inferior to the shoes they replaced.
Funny thing too... I've mentioned this hard left-turn by New Balance to a couple of shoe store managers. The first insisted that there was nothing materially different about the 1080s than the 1060 Series, but the second admitted rather sheepishly that they were a significantly different (and worse) shoe, and she speculated that perhaps the changes were made to cut production costs.
Whatever the reason, it's very sad. New Balance had the perfect shoe, and they killed it.
They've also done what I thought wasn't possible... they've driven me back to Nike. =[
Make a 1065, and make it right, and we'll talk, NB.
I found a replacement. The Brooks Glycerine 9. It's everything that I wanted the 1080 to be. Make sure you at least try these out if you are looking for a neutral plus running shoe.
For those of your using orthotic inserts, these accomodate Powerstep Pinnacle Maxx inserts with no problem or over-correction.
I am happy with the comfort and feel. The fit is good.
However, 1 week after receiving it, the right shoe had an issue. As I was putting on the shoe, the padding around the heel got compressed down while I was putting the shoe on. It was so tightly packed, I could not get it back like it is supposed to be. The shoe was sort of ruined. I wound up developing a blister and a calice (sorry for the bad spelling). I will continue wearing them for a few more months. But I was disappointed that the material was so easily destroyed, and could not be repaired.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I wish they still had this version. Loved the fit and feel of this shoe. Everyone a new version is produced it changes just slightly and is never quite the same in fit.Published 17 months ago by S Baker
These shoes only fit me after about 15 km of running on a hot day. But it was better than having shoes that were too tight by the end of a long run. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Grant Mathieson
Store have marked this shoe up 30-40% it was awesome buying these online for less than what the stores wanted for them. Read morePublished on June 15, 2014 by Bryan
This is an excellent running shoe, and fits as expected. I bought as many as I could when on sale since newer versions are never as good as the previous. Read morePublished on December 31, 2013 by RichD
Good cushioning under the heel, great materials, but lack of space and cushioning in the front. I couldn t use them anymore because of a wound in the big toe, which I hadn t have... Read morePublished on August 21, 2013 by Nicolas Rojas del Rio
These are the most comfortable, cushiony,and supportive running shoes. This is my 4th pair and I will keep buying them as long as New Balance makes them.Published on July 5, 2013 by GEH