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New Balance W1080v4 Reviews

33 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

72%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

79% "Felt true to size"

82% "Felt true to width"

45% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 13 W1080v4 New Balance Reviews

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October 20, 2014

Amy M

from Severna Park, Maryland

I run on a paved trail and was looking for a shoe with good cushioning and a large toe box (I like to spread my toes out). I tried three other shoes and these were by far the most comfortable and roomy. They were also the most expensive. I usually wear an 8 in regular shoes and an 8.5 in running shoes and these were 8.5.

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 14, 2014

Deborah P

from Long Valley, NJ

I love these shoes! Besides the fact that they are cute, they support my foot very well for my Jazzercise classes. I've had a problem recently with the mess on shoes not being able to keep my foot stable; I have not had that problem with these shoes. Arch support is good (mine are high) also. I will definitely revisit New Balance the next time I need sneakers.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 21, 2014

Janet F

from Rockford, MI

I have been looking for a new walking shoe for over a year. My husband found this one for me. It is lightweight and easy to wear. Comfortable on long walks. The colors are very fun! Zappos has great service!

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 17, 2014

Sandra P

from Charleston, SC

I have very narrow feet and can never find "different" shoes that fit. These felt great from the moment I put them on and they aren't white or black! Yea!

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 15, 2014

Anonymous

from Texas

I also get the New Balance extra arch support insert. I have a tendency to get Plantar Fasciitis. SInce discovering this running shoe and the NB insert, I have had not had any heel problems. I highly recommend this combination.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 17, 2014

BarbMUe

from So Ill

For months I've been looking for shoes that will make my feet feel better. I have bone spurs on my heels & plantar fasciitis. I have recently started using an orthotic in my shoes, as well. My podiatrist recommends New Balance. I wanted to like these shoes. My heels are tender & this shoe feels like there is no padding in the sole. I wore this shoe around the house for a few hours. I feel like I'm walking on a piece of cardboard. I'm disappointed. I will be returning the shoe & I will try again.

Brands I'd also recommend: I like Saucony's shoes.

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

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June 30, 2014

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

I love these shoes. The toe box was a little wide at first but wearing them and getting used to the arch support made the shoe fit better. They are so comfortable and great for running. My feet no longer hurt after working out because I now have proper shoes.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 30, 2014

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

I love these shoes. The toe box was a little wide at first but wearing them and getting used to the arch support made the shoe fit better. They are so comfortable and great for running. My feet no longer hurt after working out because I now have proper shoes.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 29, 2014

Megan P

from Austin, TX

I love these shoes! My feet are very wide, especially at the balls of the feet. The heels are actually fairly normal. Plus, I have a tall arch. So, it's hard to find shoes that work. These do! They were recommended by my physical therapist. They aren't the style I would've chosen, but they fit so well that I don't mind that they are a little more wild than I'd normally go for.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 16, 2014

Amy

 

Great shoes, super comfortable. I noticed only the slightest difference between the narrow and the medium width shoes. These are really supportive and I've had no problems with them at all. They are also really cute looking and motivate me to run!

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

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 16, 2014

Anne W

from Maple Park, IL

Love the color, the fit and comfort! I use orthotics so arch isn't important to me, shoe fits well even with insert.

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

 

June 11, 2014

Jane M

from Texas

Love them! I have wide feet and hammer toes, so most shoes do not allow much walking. These are the exception, and a very pleasant one. Zappos' service was wonderful, as always.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 11, 2014

Anonymous

from Huntsville, Texas

This is the second pair of this same style of NB for me. My feet hurt all the time if I wear anything but sandals. So for my upcoming vacation that required a lot of walking, I invested in the same shoe because it is wide enough for my feet with bunions. I need a size 9 in an enclosed shoe. The top of the shoe does sometime rub the bottom of my ankle, so I just Band-Aid up to avoid that friction. The colors are awesome and seem to go with everything I wanted to wear. Expensive, but worth it for the comfort.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 18, 2014

Anonymous

from California

These are incredible shoes! I thought they would require a break-in period, but they did not at all. New Balance W1080v4 enhances my workout experience, because they do what they were designed to do. I can focus on my workout, not on my feet. Additionally, I did not realize that I would be making a statement by choosing this color! I am amazed at the daily compliments that I get.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 11, 2014

Anonymous

from Ohio

I generally float back and forth between Mizuno, Asics, and NB running shoes. These have been great so far. The fit is true to all the other NB shoes I have owned. I wear a 10.5 in both NB and Asics and that fit perfect here. I was excited these came in narrow because I hate when the top of my shoes have a dimple. They have a ton of cushion and are very lightweight, great for being in all day. I got the silver/purple/yellow combo. They are actually a lot cuter in person, the colors stand out better than the picture shows. The crazy multi colored shoes are a little much for my liking but the yellow on these are identical to a highlighter yellow, so it's just enough to kick things up a notch. I'm an underpronator, which is why I bought the shoe, it seems to provide the support I need for running but haven't had chance to test it out on a long run yet.

Brands I'd also recommend: Mizuno, Asics

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 6, 2014

Lynn

from Ohio

I do light jogging and a lot of walking and these shoes are very comfortable. They are flexible but have quite a lot of padding and support. The more contemporary look is another bonus.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics and Nike

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 3, 2014

Anonymous

from NY

These sneakers are comfortable and come in a wide width. I seem to always go up 1/2 size in sneakers. I have received quite a few compliments on them. They are more neutral than they look and the laces are very cute!

Brands I'd also recommend: Aravon, Ecco, Keen, Rockport, Camper, Asics, Munro

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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 true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 15, 2014

Anonymous

from United States

The best running shoe for one person may not be for another. That said I like this shoe a lot. I like the flexible forefoot and the 8mm heel-toe differential. It helps me use a forefoot/midfoot strike rather than a heel strike.

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 29, 2014

Cara

from Los Angeles

These shoes I have been my faithful running shoes for quite some time. I love how they are so breathable and supportive (with the Super Feet inserts). I love these shoes but they do have an Achilles heel. As others have mentioned the fabric can split and wear off by the pinky toes rather quickly. If it happens within three months you can usually get a refund, as they are marked as defective. But if there are no splits, these are great shoes!

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 true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 26, 2014

Jeanne B

from Kansas

I love the color of this shoe, but it just runs short and although this is the regular size I order, I have tried time and again, and had hoped the toe box would lengthen out just enough for me to wear it, but I just cannot as it makes the toes of my left foot numb.

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 true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 11, 2014

Anonymous

from Bucks County, PA

I am training for a marathon & wanted super-cushioned shoes for the high mileage runs. This shoe is meh, not great, especially considering the price. The arch support is good (I have really high arches) but I can feel the pattern of the shoe's soles on the bottoms of my feet. I was looking for a well-cushioned pair of shoes but am disappointed in these. For additional cost you can purchase the cushy sole NB sells...no thanks. I got a drug store sole for a lot less and it's better but the shoes were tight (narrow) to start (and I've been wearing NB for years) and with the extra insole, it's worse. I wouldn't buy these again.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics Noosa Gel

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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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

 

June 25, 2014

Anonymous

from Couer d' Alene, ID

These were very comfortable shoes from the start. They provide good support and a toe box that is comfortably wide for my feet. I really did not care for the color (blue/pink/gold on white mesh) so I am returning them for a different color.

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 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

Runs Wide

 

December 2, 2014

Colleen M

from California

After 3 months and 200 miles on the shoe, the mesh on the sides are starting to tear. This is a first, as due to my foot width, NB has been my go to shoe. I had the 1080v3 last time, think I will go back to that version. That is the only bad thing about the shoe. Otherwise, sizing, width, feel and comfort are great. I run an average of 20 miles a week.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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

Runs Wide

 

September 30, 2014

Debbie H

from Plattsburg, MO

I am not happy with this shoe at all. The mesh on the outside of each shoe split at the gray v closest to the toe of the shoe. Shoes are only 3 months old.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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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

 

August 18, 2014

Elaine

 

Not as supportive as previous pairs of New Balance. I always buy New Balance because I have an high arch, narrow feet and sensitive heels. I ordered narrows but they are not as narrow as other narrows. These don't have good arch support or cushioning. They are true to size. I tried buying a different insert with more support, but this didn't improve the shoe's support enough. I ended up going back to my New Balance 1260, which have way more support.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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