Women's NEW BALANCE® 1260V5 :: If you're a moderate overpronator in need of non-negotiable stability, but also craving a stylish ride, the newly updated Women's New Balance® 1260v5 just might be the shoe for you. Your every step will feel stable and supported, all the while cradled in truly luxurious comfort thanks to this shoe's newly improved cushioning. Transitions will feel nothing less than silky smooth thanks to the dual-density medial post, and you'll even earn style points when you wear the 1260v5, complements of its sleek graphics and bold colors.
I'm a marathon runner 5'9 140 lbs. I've been a loyal Asics Gel Kayano customer for a long time until I started having problems with plantar fasciitis this spring. Not all the Asics fault, I'm sure. I had the opportunity to visit the store in Concord, Ca recently (thanks Walt!) and tried on different brands. These felt and fit great. I wear a 9 in Asics, and I wear a 9 in New Balance. The shoe hugs my foot more comfortably and snugly than the Kayanos. The foot guidance is wonderful in these shoes, especially on push off. It almost makes you push off on your big toe, as my PT advises me to do. Its not as cushy as the Kayano, but my feet felt better after a run . The only downside I found with the shoe is traction on wet surfaces. So I'll give it 4 instead of 5 stars. But I just ordered another pair and am looking forward to increasing my distance on my long runs soon.
Wonderful Stability Shoe
I run over 20+ a week. I am an overpronator with weak ankles from soccer injuries, a neutral/medium arch and have chronic foot pain from a nerve disease. These shoes make my feet feel great while I run. Keeps my ankles in place, controls my overpronation and are super comfy. I am an Asics girl that has now been brought over to New Balance. I interchange these shoes with the Asics Kayano & the Brooks Adrenaline GTS. These win by a hair over the Kayanos. Why just a hair? Because these are quit heavy. Understandably so with the cushion and the stability control.
These shoes are amazing! They're so comfortable, supportive, and enjoyable to wear! The only reason they don't have 5 stars on my review is due to them only lasting about one Cross Country season; but to be fair, they went through heavy use and still held together well! The felt around the opening of the shoe tore a bit, but it didn't effect the wearing of the shoes whatsoever. After half a year of heavy use, I can still run in them with no problems!
Molly the Cross Country Freak
Knox County, OH
Awesome stability shoe for runners that need them
I run 17-25 miles a week. These are the only shoes I can wear with my fallen arches and severe pronation. I have zero pain when I wear these.
Getting faster every day
Sending it back--poor alternative to 1260v4
The cut of this shoe is different than most New Balance shoes. It didn't make a good alternative to the the 1260v4, which I loved. The tongue on the shoe is higher than most New Balance cuts, and it seemed to have a narrower, tighter fit. It caused me foot/ankle pain after even short 2.5 mile runs. I'm sending it back.
You'll love 'em!
Just got 'em and the colors are Super Fun! I've only worn them a few times but so far I love them! Having big feet wearing size 11 it's hard to find a quality, comfortable shoe but New Balance nails it!
I keep going back
I love the New Balance 1260s for running. I have bunions and these are wide enough to not bother my feet. They have offer good stability and have nice cushioning. I highly recommend.
I've been running in 1260's for many years. After trying several other makes and models, this has been an incredibly consistent shoe for me in terms of stability and support.
Great shoe! It offers stability and comes in half sizes with a wide width.
The 1260 never disappoints
Love this shoe as a whole. Great right out of the box. Would give 5 stars with a little extra forefront cushioning.
Very padded shoe
This shoe was way too padded for me. So padded that my gait was impaired. Not the show for me!
Comfortable right out of the box but also the stability I need!
Comfortable and supportive, excellent shoes.
The cushioning that I was lookiong for in a running shoe.
Excellent cushioning for the heavy runner.
1260v5 third pair of this NB shoe
Love the color and fit
Running with animals
great shoes and my animals love 'em
Comfortable shoe for long runs
Ellicott Coty, MD
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