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Offering responsiveness in a premium package, the New Balance 1080 v2 provides maximum cushioning and a soft ride.

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The New Balance 1080 v2 is lighter, more cushioned, and more stylish than ever before. Colorful overlays hold the foot in all the right places, providing ample room for toe splay. Responsive cushioning gives your feet refuge from the harsh ground, and the low-profile midsole encourages a more natural footstrike.

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Weight: 9.3 oz (size 8)

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

Available Widths: 2A=Narrow, B=Medium, D=Wide

How It Fits (based on width B) 

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium width
  • Midfoot: High volume
  • Forefoot: Wide
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium
  • Arch height: Medium-low
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved

 Assembly: Imported

INTRODUCTION

The 1080 v2 is a maximum featured, moderate neutral shoe designed for daily training and high mileage.  The 1080 v2 is assembled in the USA.

CUSHIONING

  • N2 Cushioning system uses responsive, durable cushioning that sits lower to the ground than traditional cushioning systems.
MIDSOLE
  • 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.
UPPER
  • 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.
  • 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.
OUTSOLE
  • 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.

LAST

  • 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.

Comments: After trying on dozens of shoes this year after "my" shoe was discontinued, I have settled on the 1080 v2. I am a forefoot runner, who, at 112lbs, cannot wear a shoe that is too built up in the forefoot as it makes landing a mushy unstable affair. So far, the 1080 has been a good shoe for regular runs. It has a bit too much forefoot cushion for me but the shoe is still reasonably responsive and flexible. I have not used it for speed work yet but am pleased with the performance so far. Looking forward to trying the 880 v2 when it is released.
From: Jacey, NYC, USA

Comments: These shoes are wonderful for long runs as I need the forefoot cushioning on pavement and roads. I also wear an insert and NB always accommodates them well.
From: Linda, Long Beach, CA, USA

Comments: This is the worst running shoe I have ever used!  I purchased them based on the idea that they are a neutral shoe geared towards larger runners.  At 150 lbs, I'm not huge, but not small either.  I took them out for a short run to see how they were.  After 1 mile, my feet started hurting, after 2 miles, I started to get a blister on the ball of my foot.  At 3 miles, I quit for the sake of my feet.  I have used various high end Asics and Brooks without an issue.  I tried these with some reservations, and I should not have.  Running warehouse rocks, but these shoes, not so much. For the cost, they should have been great.  If you are going to spend this kind of money, go with the Asics Nimbus or Brooks Glycerin.  Your feet will thank
you.
From: Sherry, NJ, USA

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+