New Balance 980 Trail Men's Shoes Red/Black

Price: $99.95 MSRP: $110.00

New Balance 980 Trail combines the plush ride of Fresh Foam with aggressive traction to grip every trail. This shoe offers moderate cushioning and a soft ride.

New Balance 980 Trail Men Shoe Rd/Blk 7.0 D
In Stock: 2
  • Size: Size 7.0    Width D    In Stock: 2
New Balance 980 Trail Men Shoe Rd/Blk 7.5 D
In Stock: 1
  • Size: Size 7.5    Width D    In Stock: 1
New Balance 980 Trail Men Shoe Rd/Blk 8.0 D
In Stock: 3
  • Size: Size 8.0    Width D    In Stock: 3
New Balance 980 Trail Men Shoe Rd/Blk 8.5 D
In Stock: 1
  • Size: Size 8.5    Width D    In Stock: 1
New Balance 980 Trail Men Shoe Rd/Blk 9.0 D
In Stock: 4+
  • Size: Size 9.0    Width D    In Stock: 4+
New Balance 980 Trail Men Shoe Rd/Blk 9.5 D
In Stock: 4
  • Size: Size 9.5    Width D    In Stock: 4
New Balance 980 Trail Men Shoe Rd/Blk 10.0 D
In Stock: 4+
  • Size: Size 10.0    Width D    In Stock: 4+
New Balance 980 Trail Men Shoe Rd/Blk 10.5 D
In Stock: 4+
  • Size: Size 10.5    Width D    In Stock: 4+
New Balance 980 Trail Men Shoe Rd/Blk 11.0 D
In Stock: 4+
  • Size: Size 11.0    Width D    In Stock: 4+
New Balance 980 Trail Men Shoe Rd/Blk 11.5 D
In Stock: 3
  • Size: Size 11.5    Width D    In Stock: 3
New Balance 980 Trail Men Shoe Rd/Blk 12.0 D
In Stock: 2
  • Size: Size 12.0    Width D    In Stock: 2
New Balance 980 Trail Men Shoe Rd/Blk 12.5 D
In Stock: 3
  • Size: Size 12.5    Width D    In Stock: 3
New Balance 980 Trail Men Shoe Rd/Blk 13.0 D
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  • Size: Size 13.0    Width D    In Stock: 2
New Balance 980 Trail Men Shoe Rd/Blk 14.0 D
In Stock: 1
  • Size: Size 14.0    Width D    In Stock: 1

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Details:

New Balance 980 Trail absorbs the impact of every step on the trail with its Fresh Foam technology in the midsole while maintaining a natural and fluid stride with its low offset and light weight. The aggressive grip on the outsole gives the traction needed to enjoy any surface while the breathable mesh upper keeps your feet from overheating as you blaze down the trail.

Model Number: MT980RB

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Weight: 10.5 (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (24mm), Forefoot (20mm)  

Widths Available: D=Medium, 2E=Wide

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Mid-foot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box height: Medium to low
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved

MIDSOLE

  • Fresh Foam delivers plush cushioning for those who want a soft underfoot feel.

OUTSOLE

  • Blown rubber in the forefoot increases cushioning and responsiveness.
  • Aggressive Lugs are multidirectional to assist in ascending and descending.

UPPER

  • Synthetic Mesh covers the majority of the upper for durable, 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.
  • Traditional Sockliner provides additional underfoot cushioning.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length fabric for a comfortable underfoot feel.

Comments: I just ran in these for the first time. I actually tried them out on the road. What I've heard is true. They feel even softer than my original 980's (road version). I put 350 miles on my original 980's and they have been the most comfortable 350 miles I have ever run. It seems like I am off to a good start with the 980 trail version. I'm looking forward to putting some more miles on them, especially on the trails. I will update.
From: Patrick, Troy, NY, USA. October 23rd 2014

Comments: Outstanding shoe. Super supportive yet not over heavy stiff upper if a bit pointy as most NB are in the toe. Protective on rougher stuff without a stiff rock plate. Smooth running on all kinds of trails and even the road where this is little of that trail shoe slap. IMO a much better implementation of the Fresh Foam concept of using hexagon patterns to soften or stiffen the midsole than the first Fresh Foam road.
From: Anonymous. July 31st 2014

Comments: Took these out for a 5 miler today. I got them for the end of a 100 mile ultra, need more cush at the end. I was very, very happy!!! They fit great, cushioning was great, locked in feel on the rocky AT here in WV. I can not comment on grip on wet rock or how well they drain yet since it was a dry day but I was so pleased with them I had to post this. AWESOME!! Last year I had the NB MT1210, Leadville, swap at the end of a 100. That shoe worked well too but the lower drop of the 980 and the FRESH FOAM is really good. Happy Trails.
From: WV MT Goat, WV, USA. July 29th 2014

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

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

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

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

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