ACTEVA™ LITE 24% lighter than New Balance's standard compression molded foam for optimal compression set properties.
A skeletally engineered upper that provides ultralight support and fit. Created by fusing two thin materials with a no-sew process.
N2® is a low-to-the-ground cushioning technology that is responsive and durable cushioning system in a low profile execution.
A lightweight, flexible TPU shank engineered to deliver torsional stability in the shoe and arch support through a unique center beam design.
Overall Product Rating
40% of reviewers recommend this product
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June 7, 2014 by emandrews32 | Lebanon, OH
"After running in 1080v2 for years (due to finding several pairs on closeout after they were discontinued), I made a blind jump to the 1080v4 and have been unhappy ever since. It is a completely different shoe. Purchased in February and trained for (and ran) a May marathon, I was plagued with bunion irritation, many, many blisters and knee problems, none of which I had ever experienced before. I am disappointed that the shoe bearing the same model number would be so drastically different. I thought the "new" New Balance numbering system was supposed to alleviate the guessing game of what the updates mean....I guess we're back to guessing whenever a shoe is updated. Until I find a replacement, I am currently running in my two year old 1080v2's, which are still better than new v4's."
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May 15, 2014 by Leonid | Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia
Yes, I recommend this product.
"I have never tried NB running shoes before these 1080 v4. I found plenty of cushioning and still feeling the ground rather well. I am not a fast runner and enjoyed comfortable run with a rather smooth ride. So far I cannot say anything seriously negative about 1080 v4."
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May 10, 2014 by RileyL | Oklahoma City, OK, USA
"I've always run, now jog, with New Balance shoes including several previous versions of the 1080. Never had any problems until I went to the 1080V4. I need a shoe with cushioning, and it's not good in this version, especially in the heel. If you don't need much cushioning, this shoe is probably fine. I've gone back to my 1080V2 and feeling good again."
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May 1, 2014 by Angus | Minnesota, USA
"I've been running in the 1080 for years, and have absolutely loved it. I don't think a shoe could have fit me better than the v2. But... The v4 appears to be well made as with the previous models, however it is a very different (and for me much worse) fitting shoe. The PL8 last feels sloppy on my foot, whereas the former PL1 last felt like an extension of my foot. It is no longer a shoe I trust for marathon training/running. On the upside, I was able to find 2 pairs of new old stock of the v2, so at least I'm set for a little while :-)"
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April 18, 2014 by dbevisjr | Melbourne, FL, USA
"After running in the v2 and finding them to be the best running shoes I have ever owned I was ready for a new pair and immediately went right back to the same model. If you are happy with v2 or v3 and want the same, beware. The v4 is a completely different shoe. Nearly every dimension has been changed. V2 is a PL1, v3 is a PL1 Natural but v4 is a PL8. Construction may be the same or similar but the feel of the shoe is completely different. I am still a believer in the quality of New Balance shoes, I just don't want to have to go through 2 or 3 more models before findinga cushioning neutral shoe that fits me right."
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