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New Balance Fresh Foam 1080 v11


[Looking for the latest version? The men's New Balance Fresh Foam 1080 v12 is now available.]

The men's New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v11 delivers premium cushion and top-notch performance to enhance your training.

New Balance loaded the new 1080v11 with a full-length Fresh Foam midsole. The choice cushion feels soft and bouncy under your feet, and it provides the smoothest ride at any distance or pace.

Designers knit a dynamic upper for zones of stretch and structure. The stretchiness in the toe box accommodates different foot shapes, while the structured midsole ensures a locked-in fit.

In the New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v11 review, Fleet Feet runners say the Ultra Heel design feels like it molds around your foot for a good fit, and the soft cushioning remains lightweight for an easy ride.

Tech specs

New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v11


8.1 oz (W), 9.3 oz (M)


8 mm




Everyday training


Road, track

What’s New + -

New Balance updated the knit upper with a little more structure to give your foot some extra support around the edges of the footbed. But the buttery ride didn’t change thanks to the full-length Fresh Foam midsole.

What It’s Best For + -

The 1080v11 is ideal for any type of training. From easy miles to hard workouts, the 1080 is comfortable and versatile.

What We Love + -

The Fresh Foam midsole shines again in the 1080v11. The cushioning is really light and super bouncy, giving you a ride that works for any distance.

New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v11 Review:

The Fresh Foam midsole in the New Balance 1080v11

The 1080 legacy continues with New Balance's updated iteration of a cushiony classic. An updated upper for added support meshes (pun intended) with the soft and supportive Fresh Foam midsole.

Fleet Feet reviewers took to the streets to put the 1080v11 to work. Here's what they thought.

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Reviews (15)

4.9 out of 5 stars.

4.9/5 on 15 total reviews

Kermit Verified Buyer
4 out of 5 stars.
Roomy with some bounce

I have enjoyed the spacious toebox which is nice for my flat feet. I was looking for a little bit of cushioning which the shoes have provided but I didn't expect a little extra bounce. The energy return on these shoes has been a nice surprise. The only drawback is that there is slippage in the heel no matter how I tie the shoes. Strangely enough, once I am running at a quicker pace, the heel doesn't seem to slip as much; however, I just can't get a good lock-down on the heel.

Stan Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Great Comfort

I wear these for working out and to run around in , Fit is true to size, snug but not tight, light weight, I’m right at 6’ 270 - can wear them all day without sore feet. I have already purchased another pair

Tim Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
NB 1080 V10

I've been a runner for 23 years and tried a variety of shoe brands and styles. At 66 years old, I really do my research before buying running shoes to assure the best fit, comfort and control. This shoe is a workhorse and works well as my daily trainer. I'm on my fourth pair! Fleet feet Springfield, Mo. is my favorite running store.

Nancy Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
A Red Pair for FAther's Day!

My husband runs in these 1080 v11, and his last pair were the bright yellow color that nobody wanted but him. He likes bright colors if they're intense and positive. So for Father's Day I ordered him the red ones. He was delighted because the red is a bright color that goes well with all his black and silver running gear. Fresh running shoes make for a happy father.

Mike Verified Buyer
4 out of 5 stars.
2nd pair

2nd pair of these for me as an easy high mileage day shoe. The foam is great and still feels good after 300 miles. The laces occasionally hit the top of my foot weird and I have to re-tie mid run, but that’s about it on the feel side. My only complaint is the plastic heel counter split on both shoes on my first pair and so far I shoe on this pair. It doesn’t impact the run, but is irritating. The first pair was retired at 400 miles because the sharp edge was eventually poking through. I was very careful with this pair and always tied/untied them then off and on. I’ve read of other people with this problem as well. Hopefully I’ll get many more miles out of them before this becomes a comfort problem. Hopefully NB fixes this in the next version.

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