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New Balance had a SWEET thing going before the 1080V1, namely the 1060 Series (i.e. NB 1060 through 1064)... which were all more or less awesome shoes. Terrific shock absorption, great fit, very neutral, made in the USA, came in widths. Even usually had a few 'grown up' color schemes. 1060 Series was pretty much EVERYTHING you'd want in a shoe, or close.
Then New Balance decided to 'fix' what didn't need fixing. Result was the crap-tastic 1080V1.
The V1 somehow managed to be a neutral cushioning shoe that was neither neutral nor cushioning. The fit was still good, but the shoe's tendency to roll your foot strongly to the outside was ridiculous for an allegedly 'neutral' shoe, and this only got worse with age as the foam broke down. They also felt stiff and downright 'weird'. This was the shoe that sent me back to Nike briefly.
But Nike screwed the pooch too... the Vomeros I had were superior cushioning-wise, but they were also very high and narrow in the last (i.e. were 'ankle-breakers'), even in their allegedly 'wide' width (I take a 2E). Nike apparently likes to save money by using the same last in different-width shoes, only the uppers get wider, apparently. New Balance, on the other hand, will usually give you a wider last/platform in their wide shoes, as the shoe gods and common sense intended.
So okay, let's give New B another chance. Will they screw it up twice?
1080V2 comes out. Cushioning is improved over the 1080, though still not quite back to 1060 Series standard.Read more ›
I offer that these may be too lightly constructed. However, in all fairness am I a "big boy", so these may work just fine for a smaller, lighter person.
The fit was great though.
Terry, Olathe KS
However, the 1080 are definitely NOT ultra-light or minimalist running shoes. Cushioning and support are good and firm all around. If I was still a heel striker, I would prefer my old favorites (the 860), because they have more cushioning and "bounce" in the heel area. The 1080 make running with a mid-foot strike easier and more efficient, compared to my old shoe. But they are not so different that I needed an "adjustment period" before feeling comfortable in the 1080.
As with most New Balance shoes I have worn, the 1080 were comfortable from day one. The heel is held firmly without tying the shoes too tightly. The material and construction seem to be of high quality. I hope New Balance continues with this design for "Version 3."
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