24% lighter than New Balance’s standard compression molded foam for optimal compression set properties.
A core of soft cushioning EVA in the midsole with a tough polyurethane rim for more support and durability.
A resilient engineered elastomer designed to provide shock absorption and responsiveness for the optimal ride. Designed in multiple configurations to deliver unique consumer benefits.
Rubber compound for maximum durability used in high wear areas.
Overall Product Rating
50% of reviewers recommend this product
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9/3/14 by Scott | Chicago, IL
"I've been wearing this shoe series since the 1008's and I loved them up until the 1012's. I tried sticking with these shoes thinking it was a fluke, but I'm done after the second pair. They are definitely comfortable, but wear out extremely fast due to what seems like cheaper material/manufacturing. I'm not picky either. I had to super-glue the front tip of the sole on one of the shoes since it was already coming off when I bought the pair. I really do love these shoes and the comfort and stability they provide. I just wish that they were made a little better. I typically wear the shoes for working out, cardio, and basketball."
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1/11/14 by john | Oregon, USA
Yes, I recommend this product.
"Great all purpose shoe especially for travel. And I don't need an extra pair of Gym, Tennis Shoes although I do bring an extra pair of washables for the wet dirty and sandy events. The 1012 has a roomy toe box and I wear 15 2E so it does not fit well in a bike pedal basket. When I travel and plan to bike or spin I either bring clip ins or a pair of Minimus Trainers with a smaller toe box. I have a 3/4 inch leg length difference and can comfortably add about 3/8 inch extra insole on the short side, more than than over taxes the heel counter which is not designed to support lift."
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