Back with a bang, the New Balance 880V11 sees some pretty major changes but without losing its essence of a great all round running shoe. A new upper and midsole keep it feeling fresh while its iconic cushioning and stable ride remains the same.
Best use: Plush cushioning, incredibly durable and hard wearing the new balance 880 is truly a great all rounder to churn out the miles on the road in.
Upper: New for version 11 is an engineered double jacquard mesh upper. It increases the breathability of the upper without compromising on the fit. A plush and padded tongue gives them an extra layer of comfort so you can spend all day in them, with ease.
Midsole: Now using New Balances Fresh Foam midsole for maximum cushioning while still offering a snappy and responsive toe off. The moulded plastic external heel counter helps keep your foot centred in the shoe for a smoother and more balanced ride.
Outsole: Blown rubber on the outsole is placed in high wearing areas to improve the durability while keeping the weight down to a minimum. The midsole which is left exposed has a ridged pattern to again keep the wear down to a minimum.
New Balance says “Our men’s Fresh Foam 880v11 is built for the runner who craves a plush, proven workhorse of a running shoe that’s sure to deliver every day. Designed for comfort, the Fresh Foam midsole helps provide a plush underfoot ride, while the responsive top-bed foam creates the ultimate soft experience. With engineered double jacquard mesh to allow for an intuitive, soft fit that doesn’t restrict running, your feet will thank you for wearing this shoe.”