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New Balance W1080v2 Reviews

30 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

87% "Felt true to size"

83% "Felt true to width"

57% "Excellent arch support"

28 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 5/25/12
Overall Rated:3 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:1 stars!

These feel quite good, although they are a bit tighter in the toes than I'd like (especially given that they are touted as having a large toe box, which I feel they really do not). But the drop (heel to toe) is lower than a lot of other running shoes and is very comfortable; important to me as my bunions dictate a no-heel shoe. Also, I sure wish they'd come in a more plain-jane all-white or all-black! So I'd buy another pair but can't give them more than a 3 overall.

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2 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 6/11/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Teal trim around foot bed, above sole of shoe, came unglued on each shoe within 6 weeks!

Additional 10 W1080v2 New Balance Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 2, 2012

Kim M

from Massachusetts

I was a huge fan of the 1064's with the sport insole added. This shoe far surpasses the 1064 in weight, craftsmanship and comfort. I will be ordering them in the other two colors this morning and using the sport insole for even more comfort for my very high arch.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 19, 2012

Anonymous

from California

Ordered them 2 days ago and they arrived on my doorstep today. Great service! These New Balance running shoes are comfortable and lightweight from the first moment you wear them. Love the purple/gray color combo. Off I go for my run! I ordered 1/2 size up from my normal size & they fit great.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics, Brooks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 11, 2012

Mary

from Wisconsin

This running shoe fits well and is lightweight. I ordered a half size up which I always do with New Balance running shoes. I typically run 20-25 mi/week and it seemed fine for that.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

April 2, 2012

Cara A

from Los Angeles, CA

he first version of these shoes were fantastic and this one is even more so. It is so lightweight but provides the support that my feet need while working out. I love these shoes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

March 31, 2012

Anonymous

from Tulsa, OK

I am in love with these shoes. I needed some thing that could go the long distance without my feet feeling it and these are those shoes. I love the color and that they are lightweight.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

August 20, 2012

Anonymous

from Michigan

These are gorgeous, but run really short. I wear a 9-9.5 and ordered these in a 10. I could easily wear a 10.5, which I've never worn in my life (and I've worn a lot of NB)!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

1 person found this review helpful  

July 24, 2012

Anonymous

from California

I have under pronation, plantar fasciitis, and high arches. I am 6'0", and currently pregnant with my sixth child. I always have to wear an ortho type shoe so my legs and knees can work properly. These shoes are super comfortable and I love how it feels like you're walking on a sponge. But they are a little too tight for me and I ordered the medium size width. My toes get tingly from wearing them, so I am going to send them back and order the wide. I hope that will resolve the problem. But other than the width, I think I will like them a lot!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

June 11, 2012

Katy A

from Seattle

Teal trim around foot bed, above sole of shoe, came unglued on each shoe within 6 weeks!

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 9, 2013

Anonymous

from Northern California

I've had these shoes for about a year and they've stood up pretty well to some long runs. I got them because they were recommended to me by a friend. They're very breathable and lightly cushioned, which I prefer compared to more highly padded shoes. New Balance generally makes some good running shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 18, 2013

Laurie N

from Seattle, WA

Love the shoes! Perfect fit, very comfortable whether I'm using them for weight lifting, running, kickboxing or boot camp. Good lateral support and comfortable from day 1!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 18, 2012

Anonymous

from Weare NH

I purchased these to replace an old pair that I really loved. They fit the same way my old pair did at first.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 17, 2012

Anonymous

from Pttsburgh, PA

Love this shoe! Great comfort with my inserts, true to size from length, width and toe box, which is not always the case.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 21, 2012

Anonymous

from Austin Texas

I like the look of the shoe and they are comfortable. I bought them to wear with my new orthotics so I can't say how much support they give. They feel a bit big, too long and too wide. I kept them out of need. I would buy them again but probably go a half size down and keep the D width. Made in the USA of imported material.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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November 16, 2012

Anonymous

 

The most comfortable sneaker ever. The wide fit is roomy and the arch support is great. I can walk in comfort all day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 4, 2012

Anonymous

from Southern Oregon

I have been purchasing New Balance running shoes forever because they come in narrow. I can count on them being well made and last a long time with every day use.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 5, 2012

Anonymous

from Oakland, CA

Love these shoes! So comfortable, so much support. Like clouds of love at the bottom of my stumps. I've been wearing Nikes to run in and I am SO glad I spent the money on real running shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 22, 2012

Chuck

from Georgia

Excellent shoe. Recovering from total knee replacement n I need good, stable walking shoe. This fills the bill. Love the purple color, also..

Brands I'd also recommend: Finn comfort, Saucony, Birkenstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

July 31, 2012

Anonymous

from LaGrange IL

These are wonderfully comfortable shoes! I wore them the first day out of the box all day long with no discomfort. I was also able to fit my orthotics into them with no problems.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks, Naturalizer

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 15, 2012

Alyssa V

from New Jersey

I'd strayed from New Balances for running for several years and have been increasingly unhappy with the shoes I've bought. I took an online quiz about which shoes I should be wearing and these came up in the list. The first time I wore them I was able to run several miles nonstop with no pain or discomfort. They are my new favorite shoes and they feel so good for running. They're not super cushiony, but I like that.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Boston

These shoes are so "Holy crap, I'm never taking these off" comfortable that after they arrived, I wore them for several hours and then ordered a second pair. Light and airy but supportive, and don't need breaking in.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 28, 2012

Angie

from Great Bend, KS

I am a New Balance only lady and these shoes fit perfectly - very comfortable and true-to-size. A nice-looking shoe with good support for the aerobics that I do 3-4 times per week. I ordered on a Friday and received them in the mail on Monday!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 7, 2012

Anonymous

from Wellsburg, NY

I run 15 or more miles a week. I purchased these after some bad experiences with the quality of my Nike running shoes. Overall, I am very pleased. I find them to be supportive, but not to bulky. Of course, dealing with Zappos is great.

Brands I'd also recommend: Saucony

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 23, 2012

Anonymous

 

Bought 1/2 size larger. Alittle small/narrow My foot is not as stable as I had hoped. I roll out a little on my right foot. I would prefer a more neutral color.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 2, 2013

Anonymous

from Florida

Liked these shoes but not for me. I ordered a 12N and replaced the inserts with my orthodics. Uncomfortable because the insole has enough of an arch that I feel a lump. Returning. I have better success with New Balance shoes that are for walking. This has a flatter interior.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 24, 2012

Anonymous

from berkeley

These are great shoes with a fatal design flaw. Unfortunately, at distances longer than 5 miles, the plastic strap that reaches around the base of the big toe area rubs and causes massive blood blisters. They get worse every week - just ran a half marathon in them and I can barely put other shoes on. I'm not going to be able to wear these again. So... if you are running long distances and have a slight bunion or wide feet, I can't recommend them. It's too bad because I really like having orange feet. :)

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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