New rubber, a more flexible sole and full-length foam — all backed by data.
Data from real runners helped craft the eighth edition of the New Balance 1080. Already the most cushioned shoe in its lineup, the v8 this year got a pad of soft, light Fresh Foam that runs the entire length of the shoe and a rubber outsole that flexes with your foot in all the right places.
An exceptionally smooth ride and top-notch styling earned the Fresh Foam 1080 high marks in Fleet Feet's review of new 2018 running shoes. So, slip into the plush collar and tie down the engineered mesh upper, and the 1080v8 will make your ride easier no matter how many miles you log.
Weight: 11 oz
Drop: 8 mm
Use: Daily trainer
Distance: Short to long runs
Surface: Road, track