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.
Landings are inherently stable thanks to intelligent geometries on the heel and midsole.
And through the midfoot, technology provides stability and arch support while continuing the shoe’s silky smooth ride.
So light you’ll barely know it’s there, our supports your foot with no-sew panels in key areas.
Responsive technology cushions at impact, while cushions at toe off without compromising flexibility.
And with every step, our midsole pampers your foot with luxurious full-length cushioning.
Overall Product Rating
20% of reviewers recommend this product
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12/21/14 by Matt Waymack | Atlanta, GA
"I havei worn New Balance for five years. I do appreciate how you make wide true 4e widths. I wore the V2s and then the V3s. I finally got a pair of V4s and was very disappointed. The forefoot cushion is unnatural and really does not supply much cushion. The shoes are not conducive to the midfoot strike I have been trying to develop. I like my V4s enough to wear them day to day, but now have made the switch to Altras. The Altras are designed for midfoot running and I am using a model with cushioning. Maybe you will fix with the V5s."
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11/12/14 by baruds | Phil
"I was disappointed by this shoes. After two months of use, the upper left and right side are ripping (slit). I owned version 2 and 3 and i have not experience this setback. I think you have to re-check the materials used on this version. I love 2nd and third version because its a great running shoes. But was really disappointed by this shoe because its your 4th version, its undestandable if its your first or second but fourth!!"
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10/2/14 by DanWIrl | Dublin, Ireland
"Bought a pair in the Boston store and have run less than 200 miles in them in 2 months and the mesh is ripping on top, at the sides. The now look like an old pair of tattered shows. Very disappointing shoes."
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9/26/14 by mg | ny
"I've used 1080 v1 thru v3 and loved them. This new design is awful - its like a completely different shoe. I was getting blisters on the tops of my toes caused by the shoe bending in a weird location. Please bring back the v3 or make a v5 !!!!!!!"
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8/20/14 by VenkataSubhash | San Jose CA
"These are the best running shoes in the market. I used to be an Asics Gel Kayano runner for the past 6 yeas. Then changed to Asics Nimbus variety. These are my first NB shoes. I love them. I also bought NB in soles. They absorb lot of stress when you pound the ground heavily while sprinting. You can't go wrong with these excellent running shoes."
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