New Balance 980 Men's Shoes Cobalt/Yellow Customer feedback

Comments: I don't ever write reviews but I loved these shoes so much I had to. I run everyday and I've had these shoes a week and still have yet to find a flaw. A nice lightweight feel but they still have some support I would recommended these shoes to any runner.
From: Matt, Elmira, New York, USA. 3/6/14

Comments: This is the first pair of New Balance shoes that I have ever tried out. I usually run in Kinvaras and have run in every model except the K 3's. I have put 10 miles on these and I have to say that I am very impressed. These shoes offer very minimal stability features(which I like), wonderful cushion, a great upper fit, and I even like the tread design(it's not too deep to pick up a lot of pebbles, but it's cut in a way that allows natural foot movement). This shoe encourages a mid/fore foot strike and the heel is really paired down. Even with the amount of cushion there is a great level of control and road feel. I have only put 10 miles on them, but they show nothing in the way of wear and tear. Great job New Balance! You have a new fan.
From: Jack, Pittsburgh, PA. 3/4/14

Comments: Here's my first take after an initial 5 miles. This shoe is like a slightly more cushioned Cortana. The fit is definitely more of a lose fit. Reminded me of wearing a slipper..definitely doesn't fit like a racing flat...and that's okay. They are extremely comfortable to wear. I absolutely loved running in them. First mile was slow 8:10, but the shoes still felt great. The 4mm drop encourages a mid to forefoot stride. They aren't as cushy or as heavy as they look. In fact they are right in the perfect range of firmness for me anyway. After 5 miles I was down to an overall 7:29 pace so they definitely help your legs on the back end of a run. These are perfect for training, racing 10K or higher. I may wear them for next half as they'll easily keep me going as I get to double digit miles. Typically when I wear a new 4mm or less shoe for the first time there's some sort of calf soreness as my legs adjust, but I had zero issues with these. This might be my new favorite shoe.
From: Mike, Clarksburg, MD. 2/21/14

Comments: Impressed. Tried them on in the store, sole felt really firm just standing there(although very flexible) went on a little test jog and they felt surprisingly soft, don't know what voodoo magic they did but it worked
From: matt, Johannesburg, gauteng, South Africa. 2/17/14

Comments: I am a 2:50 marathoner and run about 70-80 miles a week. I am an avid new balance fan. My road shoes are 890, my trail shoes are 1210, my flats are 1400's. Preordered these shoes and got them in mail today. Laced up and ran 9 miles today. First impression: unbelievable! The soles of these shoes are very soft and pliable. The outer mesh is very responsive. The 3-4mm drop Almost forces you to run mid foot to forefoot. Now the question is will they hold up for 500 miles like my 890s. Will probably run another full this season just to test these shoes for next season.
From: Gregory, mobile, al, usa. 2/10/14

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