New Balance 1260v4

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If you’re an overpronator, you’ll experience a more comfortable and smooth ride with the reengineered 1260v4. We upped the stability and improved the cushioning, but didn’t forget about style. With upgraded materials and vibrant colors, the 1260 makes even neutral runners jealous.
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The best just got better. Our premium stability running shoe, the 1260v4 delivers continued plush cushioning with even smoother and more consistent support. For this 4th generation, a new medial post extends farther into the midsole to help prevent pronation sooner while the redesigned T-BEAM shank delivers torsional stability through your midfoot. An updated cushioning system caters to your entire foot with low-profile N2 in the heel, durable ABZORB® through the midfoot and responsive ACTEVA™ LITE in the forefoot. And so you’re just as comfortable and protected over your foot as you are under it, the 1260v4 sports envy-inducing colors and a no-sew overlay FantomFit upper with supportive structures beneath.
  • 8 mm drop: due to variances created during the development and manufacturing processes, all references to 8 mm drop are approximate
  • ABZORB® Crash Pad allows enhanced motion control and stability within the heel
  • Asymmetrical heel counter
  • Blown rubber outsole
  • Medial post located on inside edge of shoe to help prevent overpronation
  • Ortholite® Premium insole provides additional cushioning for arch support and durable comfort. *Ortholite® is a registered trademark of O2 Partners, LLC. All rights reserved
  • Synthetic/TPU upper
  • 1260v4 Technology

    Our smartest technologies come together to
    help guide your foot safely from heel to toe
    with support and cushioning.

    Enhanced Stability

    A medial post helps prevent overpronation,
    and redesigned T-BEAM arch technology
    delivers torsional stability through your midfoot.

    Heel-to-Toe Cushioning

    Low-profile N2 in the heel, durable ABZORB®
    through the midfoot and responsive ACTEVA®
    in the forefoot deliver plush protection
    from start to finish.

    Stylish Yet Steadfast Upper

    3D screen-printed FantomFit technology helps
    secure your foot using no-sew overlays — and,
    supportive structures beneath add even more
    security without sacrificing style.

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    Overall Product Rating

    3.5 / 5
    4 Reviews

    100% of reviewers recommend this product

    1 of 4

    unacceptable durability

    4/12/15 by | Elkin, NC

    • Used Product For: 2-4 weeks
    • Miles with Product: 0-5 miles
    • Avg Miles Per Week: 6-10 miles
    • Primary Activity: Running

    "I got this pair less than a month and only used them 3 times (probably put 5 miles on them) the upper part detaching from the sole"

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    2 of 4

    Incredible Comfort in a Stability shoe

    3/5/15 by | Birmingham, AL

    • Used Product For: less than 2 weeks
    • Miles with Product: 6-10 miles
    • Avg Miles Per Week: 16-20 miles
    • Primary Activity: Running

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    "Surprising cushion in a stability shoe with a cushy upper that makes for a luxurious feel. A little looser than I would prefer, and I wish it was a little more stylish. I have only had this shoe for a week, but I absolutely love it and would recommend it to anyone."

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    3 of 4

    Great Shoe, But Awaiting The V5

    2/28/15 by | Latrobe, PA

    • Used Product For: 8 or more weeks
    • Miles with Product: 20+ miles
    • Avg Miles Per Week: 20+ miles
    • Primary Activity: Running

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    "I put over 1k miles on a pr. of the 1260V3's and surely could have run more with them, but I retired them anyway and grabbed up the V4 since I was so happy with the V3. The fit, feels slightly different. A little tighter across the mid-foot. I had to tie these differently even though they were the same size as my old ones. No big deal, really. But mileage wise, I'm looking around 700 and these are about shot. This is running the same routes, same weight, as I always have. So the durability doesn't seem to be near as good as the V3 for some reason. That said, I like the shoe and I hope the new version is built on a similar last, but with increased durability. It rebounds quickly, so daily doubles are not a big deal either."

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    4 of 4

    Tongue, Laces & Wear mean don't buy.

    1/19/15 by | Fayetteville, TN

    • Used Product For: 2-4 weeks
    • Miles with Product: 20+ miles
    • Avg Miles Per Week: 6-10 miles
    • Primary Activity: Running

    "First, one of the few NB shoes that actually fit me correctly (out of a zillion combinations.) I wear a 13 4E (but I'm not a large runner, 6'2", 192 lbs., I just have a wide foot.) Here are my criticisms. One, the tongues in both shoes slide outward when running. They don't stay centered in the shoe. Regardless of how they are laced, the tongues turn outward facing the outside of the shoe. Two, I never lace to the last eyelet, but I did to try and prevent this, but to no avail. I never lace my running shoes that high. And, the tongue is a little short as well. Speaking of lacing, I had to replace the original laces as they are WAAY too long. I guess NB expects runners to triple tie their laces (I had to do the same in my Leadville trail running shoes, too.) If tied just once, the excess lace hangs down to the midsole. Wear. This is the really big issue. I've had these shoes about 2 weeks and they are already showing tread wear. Seriously. I've run maybe 20 miles on the street and 5 hours on the treadmill and I can see wear. Absolutely ridiculous. As I said earlier, I'm not a big runner either. When I get a new pair of shoes, I usually mark the bottoms with a Sharpie to keep track of shoes in my rotation. Yea, I marked these before I gave them a once over. What a mistake. Can't send them back to the retailer. I do think that New Balance should refund my purchase price, though. Since these obviously don't work, this leaves me with a few choices for a stability shoe available with an extra wide width: Nike Structure; Brooks Adrenaline GTS; and a couple of Asics models. I will say I've been pleased with the few NB running clothes I've bought, but I'll never buy NB shoes again."

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