Closeouts. New Balance's W1080v2 running shoes are a neutral trainer designed to handle long distance runs and large-framed runners. This revised version features an 8mm offset from the previous 12mm offset for increased stability.
Reviewed by Agility dog trainer from Idaho on Saturday, April 20, 2013
I have wide, thick feet, an old toe injury on one foot, a neuroma on the instep of the other, and I'm on my feet a lot. These shoes are great. No pressure points and I'm able to lace so that my heels don't slip.
Reviewed by bobnj from nj on Monday, April 8, 2013
I tried these after having a fit issue with my last pair of asics Nimbus. I usually wear Nimbus or Kayanos. Nothing wrong with these, will wear them for a change-up, but I like more support and cushion of the Kayano's better. Lower heal in these was fine but less forefoot cushion then asics.
Reviewed by Mike from Maine on Friday, March 15, 2013
Not sure why NB called this the 1080, it is a much different shoe. If the offset change is for stability call it a stability shoe not a neutral shoe. Bottom line for me is the shoe did not work. after 5 years with the 1064s and 1080s, I tried the 1080v2, and ended up with calf problems. Shoe is "prettier" than the old 1080, but for this 30-40 mile per week runner, it does not work.
Reviewed by MtnTelecommuter from Cherokee Nat'l Forest on Wednesday, March 13, 2013
To me doesn't seem to be much in the arch support dept but I'm no expert. They are very light and provide decent cushioning from walking/jogging impact. The top is a stretchy, breathable mesh which allows airflow. I usually wear a 10.5, but returned black/gray in that size for an 11 in the bright cyan trim color. I would recommend..
Reviewed by Guitar runner from Pa-NY border on Thursday, February 28, 2013
I run about 12 miles\week and am 190 lbs. I found a replacement for my NB1226. It's these shoes. I have a medium arch and run in Stability+ shoes(under pronate a little). I found the cushioning good for a heavier runner.