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Mens New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v6 Running Shoe

Men's New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v6

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Men's NEW BALANCE® FRESH FOAM 1080v6 :: Runners, rejoice! If you're looking for an incredibly smooth, soft, and supremely cushioned ride, the Men's New Balance® Fresh Foam 1080v6 is it! Called the most pinnacle execution of Fresh Foam, the Fresh Foam 1080v6 utilizes enhanced forefoot flexibility, generous midsole heights, and the recognized plush compound of Fresh Foam. Plus, you're sure to get a fit that is truly fantastic because this shoe's supple upper integrates a bootie-construction specifically designed to accommodate various instep heights and foot volumes to wrap the foot securely in place. Trust us, you won't want to pass up the New Balance® Fresh Foam 1080.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Fresh Foam: Fusion of plush foam and advanced design software creating an ultra cushioned and geometrically sound experience
  • Engineered Mesh Upper: Adds to the luxury and premium appeal and is designed to cater to toe splay and the need for room for long miles
  • Ortholite® Sockliner
  • Bootie Construction: Accomodates various instep heights and foot volumes to wrap the foot securely
  • Plush Collar Material Package
  • Enhanced Forefoot Flexibility
  • Blown Rubber Outsole
  • 1000007148
  • Heel-To-Toe Drop: 8mm
  • WEIGHT: 10.4 ounces
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Mens New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v6 Running Shoe
 
3.3

(based on 36 reviews)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cushions impact (6)
  • Breathable (4)
  • Arch support (3)
  • Comfortable (3)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable (3)

Best Uses

  • Pavement (3)
  • Road running (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      86% 

      (6 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (7 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (6)

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1.0

Not a shoe in the 1080 heritage...

By Frank

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v6 Running Shoe:

First NB shoe I've ever returned, and after giving a second pair a try!. Have run in 1080s since their introduction, and never found a model to be so sloppy. Nothing good to say about them, excepting the gracious folks at RRS who took both pairs back.

 
1.0

Disappointed in New Balance on this shoe

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v6 Running Shoe:

Incredibly disappointed in new balance. I have always liked new balance and had great luck with them. This shoe has the heel below the toes making running very hard and painful. I have never returned a shoe to RRS prior to this shoe- hurt my shins and calves too much!!! I can not recommend this shoe

 
2.0

Big letdown from prior NB purchases

By John from MS

from Columbus, MS

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Cushions Impact

Cons

  • Heel Cup too low

Best Uses

    Comments about Mens New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v6 Running Shoe:

    always like New Balance shoes. These however cause me shin splint pain and lower leg fatigue due to the heel cup being so low. Most Neutral- Level 5 shoes from RRS have heels higher than toes- THESE ARE LOWER. it is like running in a Calf Training shoe. New Balance missed this one.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    I like this version of the NVB1080

    By Randall

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v6 Running Shoe:

    I've run in the 1080v6's several times to date and I am starting to like them - they feel more like the NB330's that I started running with than all the 1080's that I've had in the last five years. They are a little larger than the previous versions of 1080 - which is good - I wear a 9.5 E street shoe and when I buy a size 10 2E running shoe that is too tight I'm disappointed - these fit better - I have a very high arches so I haven't had any of the problems reported by others.

     
    1.0

    Best for snowshoeing.

    By Tom

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v6 Running Shoe:

    A little clunky for me. But, lived up to its claim to support.

     
    1.0

    Fresh Foam lacks cushion

    By Lisa

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v6 Running Shoe:

    I have exclusively worn NB over the last 8 years logging approximately 2,000 miles per year . I have worn more than 30 of the 1080 family of shoes. The 1080 v6 with fresh foam hurts my knees. It does not provide cushioning. I will not buy anymore NB shoes with fresh foam.

     
    5.0

    Fresh Foam!

    By Dean

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v6 Running Shoe:

    I am 66 years old and run daily for fitness and an occasional 5K/10K race. Because of chronic foot and knee issues I run only in New Balance "orthotic" shoes (SL-1 Last 4W). These are my fourth pair of these shoes and the fresh foam format took a few runs to get used to but I now prefer them. I rotate two pairs every other day and have gotten 300+ miles/pair on crushed limestone trails without injuries.

     
    5.0

    Running shoes

    By Nancy

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v6 Running Shoe:

    They fit very well.

     
    5.0

    this shoe is unlike ANY other 1080 iteration ever!

    By Dan Law

    from PTC, GA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Endurance Training
    • Pavement
    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v6 Running Shoe:

    I have used them all and multiple shoes per 1080 iteration. Still think V2 was best for comfort, build quality and wear but all are the best shoe available on the market I have found for my VERY narrow feet, heavy weight (6/4" 175) and high mile runs (60+ miles/week). That stated, this is the most comfortable, best cushioning and fitting version to date - wanna read on???? Read to the end because there is a significant downside if it applies to your needs. First the upsides: 1. This is without a doubt the most comfortable 1080 shoe in terms of fit ever. They have managed to make the body of the shoe even more snug (in a positive manner) than before so fits like a sock more than a shoe yet dispensed with the accompanying narrow toe box (which I liked for reasons of psychological feel) that resulted in many a black ugly toe. 2. For those with extremely narrow feet, there is no more potato chipping over the instep! Perhaps due to more flexible material or better eyelet design but welcome!! 3. They have joined the tongue to the body so it is no longer required to have the laces interact with the tongue over the most sensitive part of the instep - had only seen this in trail shoes previously and wondered why nobody did for road guys. Who wants a tongue floating and bunching over long runs??? 4. FINALLY! New Balance has laces that don't require retying minimum once during runs (even if double knotted)! My God I love these laces, thin, comfortable not too stretchy and STAY tied! 5. The Fresh Foam will disappoint you with its cushioning the first run, only that it will feel about same as previous 1080 iterations. HOWEVER, from the second run on, the cushioning is demonstrably superior in every way. No more sore knees the day after a long 20 miler!! 6. While it may seem petty, the tread pattern of the Fresh Foam 1080 is vastly less susceptible to holding stones and as a result much quieter and more confidence.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    I will be back for another pair!

    By Gregory

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v6 Running Shoe:

    I love these shoes and the service I get from Roadrunner Sports!

     
    5.0

    It's like a thousand tiny fingers urging you to let go

    By adam

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v6 Running Shoe:

    I need two more pairs. 1 extra pair of running shoes and one for bedroom slippers.

     
    2.0

    Would not buy again,,,,rubbing issue on instep of right foot

    By JimontheOcean

    from Aiken

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Fast
    • Good Arch Support
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v6 Running Shoe:

      I have always run in NB. Never had an issue until now.
      The shoe is nice overall, but after only 2 miles I experienced a rubbing on the instep of my foot just behind the ball on my right foot only. It seems to coincide with a seam on the inside of the right shoe. I felt the inside of the shoe and the edge of the seam protrudes out like a very small knife edge.
      By the end of my 10k, I was in pain and had a blister there.
      I have experienced this with other brands. I usually use a large band-aid to cover the area on my foot and that works, but never expected it in a NB shoe.
      I did notice some other reviewers had the same issue, so it is not just my shoe.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      Still undecided.

      By Robert

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v6 Running Shoe:

      I am an older, heavy runner (205) who averages 20-25 miles per week. This shoe is definitely a lot different than the previous versions, and I am undecided as to whether I am going to keep these. I definitely to not like the change to the heel cup. Too low and rubs on the outside of my left heel just below the ankle. It is worse walking in these than running. Also, I like cushion because of my left knee, and this new foam does not have the feel I like that the previous versions provided,

       
      1.0

      Sizing is not consistent with other NB running shoes.

      By gary

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v6 Running Shoe:

      These run extremely big - they are far from true to size.

       
      5.0

      I will be ordering another pair of these.

      By Toby

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v6 Running Shoe:

      This is my first pair of the Fresh Foam shoes and I have really enjoyed them as a lifelong NB wearer. The cushioning and support are excellent and I'm 190lbs with issues in both feet and custom orthotics.

       
      3.0

      Not Sure About This One

      By Robert

      from undisclosed

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Arch Support

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

      • Pavement
      • Road Running
      • Walking

      Comments about Mens New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v6 Running Shoe:

      I just received these and decided to give them a try earlier than I normally would since I just started a new 1080v5. The reason? Because of some of the negative feedback I had to see if any would affect my runs. I do not like the lower heel back. Even though I laced these to lock the heel in, I managed to get considerable slip or rubbing, which led to soreness on the outside of my left heel, just under the left ankle. I also tried walking at a fast pace to seem if I could reduce the slip, but this area was fairly sore at the end of the workout. I have been running for 50 years so I am used to pain, but when I know the source, I have to eliminate it. I will give these shoes another try after a few days of running in the v5, but I have a feeling these will be the first ones I return to RRS. The v5 is a great shoe, and this one could be also if they would reconfigure the heel cup. The rest of the shoe seems fine, and I was not affected by the tongue seam that some complained about.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Always A+.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • High Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      2.0

      2nd Pair is Last I'll buy

      By Frank the Elder

      from Sun City West, AZ

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Stability
        • Uncomfortable
        • Wears Out Quickly

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mens New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v6 Running Shoe:

          This shoe isn't even a close cousin to prior 1080V* models. Bought 1st pair, and wasn't happy with foam, fit, and durability, but wrote it off to manufacturing problem. Then bought 2nd pair & found them unsuitable too. Have run in every previous version of 1080...these are NOT similar at all. If NB doesn't introduce a new iteration closer to the V4 & V5, will be looking at other shoes, sigh. Would NOT recommend these to anyone. Note to NB: "If it ain't broke, DON'T fix it".

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          3.0

          Almost right

          By Bob

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Mens New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v6 Running Shoe:

          Love the concept. Nice roll from heel to toe. Toe is strong and not to flexible. Heel is way too mushy.

           
          2.0

          Almost

          By Bill

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Mens New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v6 Running Shoe:

          Wanted to love them but the seam and arch support, on the right shoe for me, was a deal breaker. Not sure how they let this slip through quality control. Hope the next iteration will correct this issue.

           
          3.0

          I am returning these immediately!

          By Jonny

          from Ohio

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Arch Support
          • Good Traction
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Uncomfortable

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mens New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v6 Running Shoe:

            Like someone has said, the heel cup is shallow, and I agree. I put these on and the first thing I noticed was my heel slipping out with every step. There is also a seam holding the tongue to the shoe on the medial side that really made my left foot uncomfortable. I didn't even try running, because I didn't think they felt good standing or walking, so why try running.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too big
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            It's good

            By Abdullah

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Mens New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v6 Running Shoe:

            Its good and you can wearing this should all day

             
            5.0

            Love'm

            By Timothy

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Mens New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v6 Running Shoe:

            I love these shoes...

             
            5.0

            Good Comfortable Shoe

            By Darryl

            from Orange County

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Pavement
              • Walking

              Comments about Mens New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v6 Running Shoe:

              I walk 4 times a week 4 miles at a time. I had been using the Brooks Glycin 14 products and liked it. I moved to this shoe becuase the new model of Brooks didnt fit good in the toe box, something changed. But I am glad I gave these a try. From the time i tried them on at the store they felt very cushiony. I am a Neutral 5 Comfort walker. I am 6' 5" 280 and I walk heavy on the heels and my back tends to tighten when I walk due to the pavement.

              This shoe was excellent. Just took them out for my first spin and really liked it. It was very comfotable in my 4 mile walk Feet did not get to hot and really provided the cushion I needed. I am actually glad I had to try another shoe this one worked out for me. Toe box was nice and large as well. I wear a size 13 2E. Good stuff

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Design Change

              By William

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Mens New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v6 Running Shoe:

              V6 has a lower back than V5 and my heel flops up and down while running.

               
              5.0

              Comfortable

              By Robert

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Mens New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v6 Running Shoe:

              I've been on several five-mile runs in these shoes and they're great. I've run in a lot of shoes over the years and these rank among the best (if not the best). They are not super-light shoes; but for regular training and basic races they work great for me.

               
              1.0

              Horrid shoe

              By Pk

              from Wisconsin

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about Mens New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v6 Running Shoe:

              34 year runner who has run in many different types of shoes but never had one that I sent back before even runing in them. I always break a shoe in by walking for a time in them and these gave me extreme pain on the outside of my foot. Had to take them off. I tried another insole with no improvement. The fit was fine but man did these hurt. I ran in the NB1080 v5 with no problems.
              This shoe has one huge construction problem.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Comfort, comfort, comfort

              By William

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Mens New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v6 Running Shoe:

              Comfort, comfort, comfort. For me, these are the most comfortable shoes I've had. The flexible upper just wraps ones foot so well. New Balance's wide range of sizes and widths makes sure you can tailor your shoes to fit far better than otherwise possible. The fluorescent yellow shoes I got take getting used to but not too long. Wish the blue color was avaiilable more than it appears to be at this time. RoadRunner's pricing is light years better that what's available elsewhere.

               
              3.0

              Fresh foam makes the 1080V6 different, not especially better

              By Frank

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Mens New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v6 Running Shoe:

              "Rides" somewhat different than previous 1080V models. Not sure yet (only about 4 runs in them) if I like them, or will go to a different shoe. Have probably had well over 20 prior 1080 models, not sure why they "fixed" something that wasn't broke.

               
              1.0

              I would not but nor recommend these shoes.

              By Carl

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Mens New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v6 Running Shoe:

              The shoe were good looking and the laces were great compared to Asics. However, the foam insole cavitated to the point of complete discomfort. The foam did not come back to normal over the week and 40 Miles I gave them to respond.

               
              2.0

              Not impressed

              By lakerunr

              from Wisconsin

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Mens New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v6 Running Shoe:

              FreshFoam is not soft. Tried several models starting with 980, no difference. Also disappointed in toebox width. Bought 4E, normally wear 2E, still gave me a blister on medial side of foot where I never get blisters. Had to lace it fairly snug to stop heel slippage. Resulted in squeezing of forefoot. Think I'm developing a nueroma. Wish I could still find 890 v4s, they were just about perfect for me.

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