New Balance 860v5

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The New Balance 860v5 pushes you as hard as you push yourself. Delivering sustained, responsive cushioning and essential stability, this shoe is your partner in the pursuit.
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With forefront and heel cushioning, this premium trainer is for the runner who wants an edge.
  • 12 mm drop: due to variances created during the development and manufacturing processes, all references to 12 mm drop are approximate
  • Asymmetrical heel counter
  • Blown rubber outsole
  • Breathable air mesh
  • 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
  • ABZORB® cushioning in the midfoot provides exceptional shock absorption
  • ACTEVA® midsole cushions and resists compression set - 12% lighter than standard foam
  • Master the miles in style

    Reliability you can count on for runs long and short


    Two cushioning technologies create a comfortable ride while an Ortholite®* insole adds an extra layer of luxury and support


    A host of premier stability technologies work in harmony to help guide your foot from landing to toe-off


    Resilient outsole is designed to provide enough ground contact without sacrificing cushioning and flexibility

    *Ortholite® is a registered trademark of O2 Partners, LLC. All rights reserved.

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    Overall Product Rating

    2.6 / 5
    11 Reviews

    36% of reviewers recommend this product

    1 of 11


    11/13/15 by | Hyannis, MA

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

    "Purchased a pair of these running shoes, on the box the model number says "W860SB5". I wore them for four days (walk about 1 or 2 miles a day with the dog, plus wear them to work where I'm on my feet all day) hoping that I was just imagining the squeak; however, the squeak only got worse. Hopefully the store will take them back."

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    Comfort: 3 / 5

    Style: 3 / 5

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    Re-purchase Likelihood Probably Would Not Purchase Again Would Purchase Again

    2 of 11

    Pros and cons

    7/8/15 by | Syracuse, NY

    • 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'm on my third pair of this version. They are the best combo for me in regard to support and cushion of many brands I have tried, which is why I keep coming back. I generally run 25-30 miles per week and these provide me support for my previously injured knee. As for the cons, the heel area could stand to be a little more snug (even with back lacing my heel still slips some) and the fabric on the inside of the shoes has worn through on all three pair that I own. The tounge of the shoe has to be placed flat sometimes too, because it can bunch and run of you don't adjust it."

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    3 of 11

    Support too aggressive

    6/29/15 by | New York, NY

    • Used Product For: 2-4 weeks
    • Primary Activity: Walking

    "I have v4 and v5. The v4 is much more comfortable than v5. The v5 support on the inside of my foot on the side is way too aggressive that it hurt to stand up, walk, etc. it felt like something was constantly poking me right below my arches, towards my heel. Felt like something that didn't belong there. It was hurting me if I put any pressure on my feet. I wish I could buy another v4."

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    4 of 11

    new fabric is not great but stiff

    6/28/15 by | san francisco, Ca

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

    "I owned the 860v4 women's shoes and this new version is not comfortable. My toes go numb and the fabric is stiff and are wearing off fast. Wish I could return these for the version 4"

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    5 of 11


    6/10/15 by | Evansville, IN

    • Used Product For: 8 or more weeks
    • Primary Activity: Walking

    "I bought the 860 v5 months ago when it first came out. This is my 4th pair of 860's I've purchased. I was having hip & back pain and was fitted for these at a local fitness store. My first pair (v3) solved my pain issues over time. I'm a true believer in these shoes. That being said, this version has been disappointing. I agree with other reviewers that this shoe is not as comfortable as the other 860 versions. After 3 months or so, the mesh on the inside of both shoes (where my foot bends) began to tear. I've kept wearing them but I'm disappointed in the quality of this version. Really hope that NB brings back the workmanship/comfort of the earlier versions."

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