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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

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: 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