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New Balance 860v4

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Our smartest stability shoe yet, the 860v4 running shoe provides confidence at contact with a powerful system of technologies that help stabilize your stride from impact to toe off.
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With the 860v4, New Balance introduces for the first time a combination stitched and no-sew overlay upper utilizing a series of smart technologies working in concert to bring crucial stability without sacrificing comfort and fit. The stability comes from T-Beam engineering, while the ABZORB® Crash Pad and cushy ACTEVA® LITE midsole combine to provide supreme comfort. The 860v4 also features an Ndurance rubber outsole to stand up to wear and tear.
Features
  • 12 mm drop: due to variances created during the development and manufacturing processes, all references to 12 mm drop are approximate
  • ABZORB® Crash Pad allows enhanced motion control and stability within the heel
  • Blown rubber outsole
  • Combination of synthetic and no-sew overlays
  • Medial Post consists of higher-density compression-molded EVA, located on inside edge of shoe, to help prevent over-pronation
  • Technology
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    Abzorb®

    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

    3.8 / 5
    9 Reviews

    56% of reviewers recommend this product

    1 of 9

    I liked v3 better

    12/12/14 by | NJ

    • Used Product For: 4-6 weeks
    • Miles with Product: 11-15 miles
    • Avg Miles Per Week: 6-10 miles
    • Primary Activity: Running

    "I bought both 860 v2 and 3 with no issues. Went to get new shoes as I run about 10 miles a week and these hurt my feel. Hurt my heels and my toes went numb. Same size and same width as before. Hope V5 is better"

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    2 of 9

    Very different from previous versions

    12/4/14 by | Washington, DC

    • Used Product For: less than 2 weeks
    • Miles with Product: 0-5 miles
    • Avg Miles Per Week: 16-20 miles
    • Primary Activity: Running

    "My review is solely based on the comparison with previous versions of the 860, which I've been wearing for years. I have flat feet and need a shoe without much arch support. This version has way too much arch support and it hurts to walk, let alone run, in these shoes. I'm disappointed and am worried I'll have to find a new shoe."

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    3 of 9

    Love, love, love this running shoe!

    11/16/14 by | Hudson Valley, NY

    • Used Product For: less than 2 weeks
    • Miles with Product: 11-15 miles
    • Avg Miles Per Week: 11-15 miles
    • Primary Activity: Running

    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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    4 of 9

    Not a Great Shoe for High Arches

    10/12/14 by | Fort Richardson, AK

    • Used Product For: 8 or more weeks
    • Miles with Product: 20+ miles
    • Avg Miles Per Week: 16-20 miles
    • Primary Activity: Running

    "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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    Comfort: 2 / 5

    Style: 5 / 5

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    5 of 9

    Comfortable Shoes

    9/22/14 by | Vestavia, AL

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

    "Excellent, comfortable, cushion filled and stylish."

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    Comfort: 5 / 5

    Style: 5 / 5

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