Women's Shoes Stability Running New Balance New Balance 860

New Balance Fresh Foam 860v11


[Looking for the latest version? The women's New Balance Fresh Foam 860v12 is now available.]

Fresh Foam, meet the 860.

The women's New Balance Fresh Foam 860v11 brings the brand’s premier everyday foam to the legendary 860 for the first time.

Thanks to the Fresh Foam midsole, the 860v11 delivers a soft landing and energetic response—perfect for racking up big mileage. But the switch to Fresh Foam didn’t change the defining feature of the 860: its stability.

New Balance used a firmer piece of foam under the arch to develop a stable feeling. The medial post helps reduce the effects of overpronation and keep you running smoothly.

An engineered mesh upper adds comfort and durability, while a flared heel collar and slightly more aggressive look enhance the shoe’s speedy feel.

The updated women's New Balance Fresh Foam 860v11 is a confident, stylish stability running shoe that provides all the standout features you need for your training.

Tech specs

New Balance Fresh Foam 860v11


9.6 oz (W), 11.2 oz (M)


10 mm




Fresh Foam


Everyday trainer


Road, track

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Reviews (16)

4.3 out of 5 stars.

4.3/5 on 16 total reviews

Gayle Verified Buyer
3 out of 5 stars.

The shoes are easy to put on & take off. A lot of cushion but not enough lateral stability: I feel like my left ankle is rolling over. The toe box is too wide and the fabric at the toe has creased an inch along the length of the shoe in two places so after only a few weeks, the shoes look like they are old and breaking down.

Danielle Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
New Balance Shoes

The shoes are really helpful with giving foot support and helping with pain

KAAREN Verified Buyer
2 out of 5 stars.
New Balance Let Me Down

I LOVE New Balance shoes. I have worn several generations of the 860. This time I had to leap from the 9 (which was WONDERFUL) to either an 11th or 12th generation. The availability and colors to choose from in Gen 11 was better for me. So, after trying on a pair in the Fleet Feet store, I ordered three (3) pair thru the Fleet Feet website. Walking around in the store for 5 minutes does NOT tell you how the shoe will perform out on a 3 mile hike. What a horrible surprise to find that the toe box of 860 Gen 11 is SO much narrower than any of the previous 860's I have purchased before. Not only are they too tight, they are wearing a blister on the SIDE of my big toe. It is not the fault of Fleet Feet because they encouraged me to buy the next size up, which I did. New Balance may have just lost a VERY loyal customer.

Billy Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Foot Comfort

I purchased a pair of these shoes for my wife for Christmas 2020 and she absolutely loved them so much until I had to buy her another pair this Christmas. Luckily there are many colors to choose from so I can give her the same comfort with a different look. I also purchased the orthotic inserts which just adds to the comfort. As long as you sell this shoe I’ll keep buying them for her.

Debra Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
My first time at a Fleet Feet store. What a great experience!

I have new feet! Staff is very friendly,courteous and knowledgeable about the product and they go the extra mile to make sure I am satisfied before I leave the store. Shoes are extremely comfortable. I will definitely be a customer for life!

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