A superior blend of foam cushioning and compression set, featuring rubber.
ACTEVA™ LITE 24% lighter than New Balance's standard compression molded foam for optimal compression set properties.
Rubber compound for maximum durability used in high wear areas.
A lightweight, flexible TPU shank engineered to deliver torsional stability in the shoe and arch support through a unique center beam design.
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Overall Product Rating
75% of reviewers recommend this product
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11/16/14 by CountryGirl813 | Hudson Valley, NY
Yes, I recommend this product.
"Total comfort right out of the box! It was like putting on my most comfortable pair of slippers. The cushioning and stability of this shoe is evident from the start. I have a very average foot...size 8.5, average arch, neither narrow nor wide, and I'm a neutral runner. These shoes are perfect! I previously ran in minimalist Saucony shoes, but my knees were starting to hurt. I was introduced to the 860 (v2, I think), when I won a pair as the top fundraiser for a Komen Half Marathon. They sat in the box for a few months because I never thought I'd move away from my minimalist shoes, but one day I finally decided to give them a whirl and almost instantaneously, my knees felt better, and I've been a New Balance 860 fan since then. I can't imagine ever running in any other shoe! Just got the 860 v4 this week and already clocked 10+ miles on them and they are so comfortable! I am going to order another pair very soon. I currently have the purple color and they are just as good looking as they are comfortable! Way to go, New Balance!"
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10/12/14 by Saraaaah | Fort Richardson, AK
"Due to long painful runs in the military, I decided to break down and purchase a pair of expensive tennis shoes. I went to a running store, and they decided that this tennis shoe was the one for me. I tried it on, and it was comfortable at the time, so I bought it. When I conducted long runs, I realized I made a horrible mistake with this running shoe. I started running flat footed, and that is a no-go for someone who has high arches like me. The bottoms of my feet now have tender bumps on them, my feet swell up in the shoes, and my inner calves have sharp pains shooting up my legs. I tried so hard to correct my running with these tennis shoes, and it honestly got way worse than before I bought them. I also noticed the shoes did not absorb much impact, and were not really as comfortable as I originally thought. Every time I slipped these running shoes on right before physical training, I knew it was going to be a very long and painful workout. I really wanted to like this shoe, I really did. But, it just didn't work for me... not even as a walking shoe."
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9/22/14 by Melissa | Vestavia, AL
"Excellent, comfortable, cushion filled and stylish."
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9/17/14 by Laleh | Farmington CT
"I've worn only NB since 1993. The stability/motion control shoes for over pronaters have been excellent over the years but generally unattractive. This pair is not only great for my running needs--it's a good looking shoe as well!"
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7/9/14 by Mitzie | CT
Yes, I recommend this product.
"(This is a disclaimer that I've JUST received these and can only attest to how they fit at first and their style.) I bought this shoe because it was on a list of shoes my doctor told me to get after I tore both my calves (at different times.) She emphasized stability. My go-to size is 7.5, but sometimes I need to get 8 because my second toe is longer than my big toe, and that's a bit tricky as well because I have really narrow feet. HOWEVER, these fit just right at 7.5, and this is also the first pair of shoes that I bought that are actually sized for narrow feet (2A). A bit snug around the middle of my foot for now but in a really good way. Or maybe that's how they're supposed to fit and I've just lived my entire life wearing ill-fitting shoes... Anyway, the part above the toes is really soft and roomy and comfy. I like the extra lace holes to keep the shoe on your foot. Just wish the laces were long enough to actually tie after lacing all the way up. Style-wise, they're a bit too flashy for my taste but beggars can't be choosers. They also make me a good inch taller which, as a short person, is always helpful. I'll be back after I've gone a few miles in these...."
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