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New Balance Fresh Foam 1080 v9


The New Balance 1080 is better than ever.

New Balance gave the 1080v9 a slab of Fresh Foam that runs from the heel to the toe. The new, full-length midsole makes the 1080 softer and more cushioned than the 1080v8 while still delivering a speedy ride. In the Fleet Feet New Balance 1080 v9 review, testers loved how the big midsole provided protection against unforgiving pavement but didn't weigh the shoe down.

The durable blown rubber outsole protecting all that foam uses different blocks of color to show off New Balance’s pressure mapping process. Designers took data from real runners to map where their feet put the most pressure on the ground. The result is an outsole that caters to how you run.

New Balance covered the shoe in engineered jacquard mesh intended to give you a better fit, and a midfoot wrap locks your foot into place while allowing enough room in the forefoot to let your toes splay during landings.

From the sole to the laces, the updates make the v9 the best 1080 yet.

Tech specs

Price: $150

Weight: 10.3 oz (men’s), 8.9 oz (women’s)

Drop: 8 mm

Use: Everyday trainer

Surface: Road, track

New Balance 1080v9 technology

  • Fresh Foam midsole. New Balance’s vaunted Fresh Foam packs premium cushion and soft touch into each midsole. It’s the softest and smoothest foam that New Balance makes
  • Ultra Heel construction. A 3D heel designed for a soft, comfortable fit while keeping your foot secure in the shoe
  • Laser engraving. New Balance used a data-inspired heel design to highlight the hex pattern on its Fresh Foam midsole

Reviews (10)

4.5 out of 5 stars.

4.5/5 on 10 total reviews

James Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
New Balance 1080 - as described

First online purchase from Fleet feet Smooth process. Bought to replace older model worn out New Balance 1080’ far I like the new model better

John C. Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Excellent Sneakers, as well as service

Great service and New Balance the Best

Gabriel Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Outstanding! Best I have ever tried.

I am in love. Had been with Asics Kayanos for 10 years.. literally. Thanks to the folks at th fleet Store I came across the 1080s and my new feet category with is neutral and not stability. This look pretty sick on feet too.

Mack Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
1080 Foam Fresh shoes

Very comfortable for my wide and boney feet. Keep making these shoes !

Steve Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.

Great shoes. Replacing old ones with > 500 miles. Happy feet are here again!

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