The New Balance 1260 v4 is a premium, daily running, support shoe designed for a moderate to severe overpronated foot motion.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


Any runner looking for a supremely comfortable shoe with a healthy amount of support should try the New Balance 1260 v4. New Balance's innovative Post Applied technology is introduced in this shoe and promises reliable support with a more fluid ride than other shoes in the category. With an 8mm offset, this shoe will never inhibit your stride and keep you going the distance.

Model Number:

Weight: 10.1 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: Heel (27mm), Forefoot (19mm)

Available Widths: B=Medium

How it Fits (based on width B)

  • Sizing:Standard running shoe length
  • Heel:Medium
  • Midfoot:Medium
  • Forefoot:Medium
  • Toe-Box Height:Medium to low
  • Arch Structure:Medium
  • Shoe Shape:Semi-Curved



  • N2 Cushioning system consists of responsive, durable cushioning that sits lower to the ground than traditional cushioning systems.
  • Post Applied stability post is molded independent of the rest of the midsole and applied later in the production process. This creates more reliable support and a more fluid ride.
  • ACTEVA LITE is a full-length, premium lightweight midsole foam with optimal compression-set properties.
  • ABZORB is a full-length, top-of-the-line midsole foam for great durability and improved cushioning.
  • T-Beam consist of a light, flexible TPU shank in the midfoot for torsional stability and additional arch support.


  • Blown rubber runs the length of the shoe for increased cushioning and responsiveness.
  • Ndurance is a highly durable carbon rubber located in the heel and the lateral side of the outsole.


  • Open Mesh covers the majority of the upper for lightweight breathability.
  • Synthetic Overlays are strategically placed to wrap the foot for a secure fit.
  • No-Sew upper materials are soft, supple and hold the foot securely on the platform.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length ABZORB foam, for enhanced cushioning and a soft underfoot feel.


  • PL-1 Natural is a running-specific last with a standard heel and forefoot width and a standard toe-box height. This last is built to closely follow the natural shape of the human foot.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: I had these shoes for 1 week and ran 10 total miles in them. The shoe started to separate from the sole on the inside of both shoes. I was soooo disappointed because they were so comfortable and gave me the support I needed. I returned them to the running store where I purchased them and they didn't have another pair in my size so they gave me the 890's. I hope they feel as good as this model and provide enough support.
From: Anonymous. April 27th 2015

Comments: I have been wearing the New Balance 1260 since the first version (what would have been v1). They have always been great and held up for a long time. I am not happy at all with the 1260 v4. Aesthetically they are strange; from the top they are very wide throughout the length of the shoe, rather than having some shape to them like the older models did. That I could live with, but after 4 weeks of wearing them, with both shoes the upper is substantially peeling away from the sole of the shoe at the inner forefoot. If this continues they are going to be unwearable within another month or two.
From: Sarah, Santa Monica, CA, USA. April 9th 2015