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A premium trainer for those who don't need overpronation support, the New Balance 1080 v3 features maximum cushioning and a soft ride.


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The New Balance 1080 v3 offers you premium cushioning in a lightweight package. Featuring a responsive ride with plenty of rebound, this neutral trainer will keep you protected from the hard road no matter the length of your run. A breathable upper allows for airflow within the shoe to keep you cool, and no-sew overlays keep your run irritation free.

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Weight: 9.3 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (30mm), Forefoot (22mm)

Available Widths: D=Medium, 2E=Wide, 4E=Extra Wide

How It Fits (based on Width D) 

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

 Assembly: Imported


The 1080 v3 is a maximum featured, moderate neutral shoe designed for daily training and high mileage.


  • N2 Cushioning system uses responsive, durable cushioning that sits lower to the ground than traditional cushioning systems.
  • ABZORB Crash Pad in the heel is a top-of-the-line midsole foam for great durability and improved cushioning upon heelstrike.
  • ACTEVA LITE is a full-length, premium lightweight midsole foam with optimal compression-set properties.
  • T-Beam consist of a light, flexible TPU shank in the midfoot for torsional stability and additional arch support.
  • Fantom Fit are two materials combined with a No-Sew processes that provide an ultralight supportive fit.
  • Dual Density Collar Foam in the heel collar keeps the heel in place and provides comfort.
  • Synthetic Overlays are strategically placed to produce a snug fit.
  • No-Sew upper materials are soft, supple and hold the foot securely on the platform.
  • Ortholite Sockliner provides additional underfoot cushioning.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length ABZORB foam, for enhanced cushioning and a soft underfoot feel.
  • Ndurance is a highly durable carbon rubber located in the heel and the lateral side of the outsole.
  • Blown rubber in the forefoot increases cushioning and responsiveness.


  • 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: High quality, durable shoe. I was use to wearing a minimal trainer like the Kinvara or M890s before purchasing this shoe. I feel these are very comparable performance wise to a minimal trainer, plus you get the added cushioning. In terms of durability, I am 5'8 ,160 lbs and have logged 300 miles. They still have plenty of cushioning for shorter runs, but the inside liner is starting to fray. The first layer of black tread has not worn through in any places on the bottom of the shoe. Great value for the money.
From: Kjinok, Yukon, OK, USA. May 30th 2014

Comments: I started running 13 months ago at the age of 57. Went to a local shoe store that knows quite a bit about fitting etc. They tried several pairs on me and recommended the NB1080v3 which I purchased that day. I failed to complete my first run of one mile because of fatigue and being out of shape. Within four months I ran my first 5k and thought I would die. 27:00. I have steadily increased my endurance and strength. I have not missed a week of running in 55 weeks. A few weeks ago I ran 23:12 in a certified 5k race in Watertown, WI. I have three pairs of 1080v3 shoes and two pairs of 1080v2 shoes. V3 is definitely better for me. I logged 850 miles in 2013 and am at 300 through March of 2014. Still have my first pair of 1080's but retired them from running at about 500 miles. I have been able to stay healthy (with common sense and slow/steady increases) and I credit the NB1080's for much of that. Frankly, I'm afraid to try a different shoe.
From: Leon, Custer, WI. April 12th 2014

Comments: For many years I have run in the Asics Gel-Nimbus series. I was looking to expand my horizons in search for a high mileage daily training shoe that had a slightly lower heel-to-toe drop and was a little more responsive. The New Balance 1080 v3 is a great shoe that provides some support but remains flexible, the 8mm heel-to-toe drop feels great and the cushioning can handle the 20+ long runs. The shoe wraps around my foot in a great way. This shoe could even be used for the faster paced tempo runs. My only complaint is that the tread life is lacking. I was easily able to get 500+ miles out of my Asics Nimbus shoes. But just after a month and 150 miles later the tread is nearly eroded away to the mid-sole. I would consider buying these shoes again once the tread life has been proven better. I’m a 6’0”, 165 pound mid-foot striker that logs 50 – 75 miles per week with training runs at 7 minute per mile pace.
From: LaMont, Rocklin, CA

Comments: This shoe was so close to perfect. All the shortcomings of the previous shoe were fixed. V2 wasn't flexible or cushioned well enough up front, and some how they did a great job improving both. All while dropping the weight! The upper feels and fits like a glove - except the heel is enormous. I tried playing with the lacing, but couldn't quite make it work. Just too little grip back there. I'm disappointed I can't run in these.
From: Nate, Des Moines, IA

Comments: A very good fit and a responsive ride. The forefoot is more flexible with a more fluid roll. A sporty ride vs a leisure ride for this type of shoe.
From: David, Vancouver, BC, Canada