Mens New Balance 1222 Running Shoe

Men's New Balance 1222

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Men's NEW BALANCE® 1222 :: Some days you pound the road, some day it pounds right back at you. For the latter days, get the men's New Balance® 1222 with an internal support system and a pronation controlling extended web that deliver stability you can trust. Enjoy the plush cushioning of ABZORB® SBS serves up a pillow-soft ride that lasts for miles. Stable, comfortable and enduring... sounds like the start of a lasting relationship. Best for runners with a medium to large build and low to medium arches. 13.6 ounces

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STABILITY+ [?]
Get the guidance and support you need to keep you running strong and feeling stable mile after mile. If you have an average arch but like extra cushioning and support, Stability+ shoes are your perfect pick. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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Specifications:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  1221
  • Country of Origin: China

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4.0

When I read these reviews ...

By Phil De Franco

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Comments about Mens New Balance 1222 Running Shoe:

When I read these reviews I was surprised at the mixed reactions. The first time I ran in these I thought they were fine. The next day I tried my new 1220s and wow! What a difference! It's not that the 1222s are bad, it's just that the 1220s are so much more comfortable for me. They feel better cushioned than the 1222s

 
5.0

Great shoe for me. I have ...

By Jim

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Comments about Mens New Balance 1222 Running Shoe:

Great shoe for me. I have fairly high arches and I'm about 6ft and 180. I never had any pain or injuries running with this shoe. I really like the high heel and the roomy toebox. I don't like a tight fit as my feet are narrow in the heel and wide in the forefoot. NB can you hear us? Don't throw away this line!

 
1.0

I usually run 3 days a ...

By Robert Barnes

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Comments about Mens New Balance 1222 Running Shoe:

I usually run 3 days a week 4 to 5 miles a day. I have run in the 1220 series shoes for the past 7 to 8 years. The original 1220 and the 1221 have never given me a problem. The 1222 seems to have a much stiffer heel and created pain in both heels that lasted a couple of weeks. I returned the shoes and ordered a pair of 1220's to replace them.

 
1.0

PS. My body was sore for ...

By A.Ford

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Comments about Mens New Balance 1222 Running Shoe:

PS. My body was sore for an entire week after running approx 3 miles in these.

 
5.0

I've had a togh time ...

By David R. Knight

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Comments about Mens New Balance 1222 Running Shoe:

I've had a togh time adjusting throug the deletions and creations of 1200 series shoes. NB seeme to have he only show wide enough and comfortable enough for me to be able to run aggressively. I'm 5'7" and 220 lbs. I run 5-10 miles a day, at least 5 days a week. This NB 1222 is by far the best running shoe I have ever put my feet in ad run better now at age 39 than ever beore. Now they are endangered again? Ill quit rning before I go through another 2-3 years and hundreds of dollars tryig to fin the right shoe. NB 1222 is it for me.

 
5.0

I have worn the 1220 ...

By John

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens New Balance 1222 Running Shoe:

I have worn the 1220 series for the last 3 years. The 1222 is the best yet. It has gotten me through 20 marathons in that time with no injury at 190 lbs.

 
1.0

I've been running in the ...

By A.Ford

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Comments about Mens New Balance 1222 Running Shoe:

I've been running in the 1200 seriers since the 1220 first came out. It took me a couple years to find a decent shoe. I'm a heavy weight running (and dropping). The 1220 would last me only 3 - 4 months of 3 a week running... so I was going thru approx 4 pair a year. However they were a good shoe. When the 1221 came out, I was able to approx 9 months before they lost their support.
The 1222... they have dropped/lowered the arch and I can no longer wear them. I even went as far as buying arch pads to bump up the arch... doesn't feel right. So now I have to start all over again trying to find me another pair of running shoes.
There are no more 1221 in my size to be found anywhere on this planet...
A.Ford

 
4.0

I've used the 1200 line ...

By Karl

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens New Balance 1222 Running Shoe:

I've used the 1200 line since the start. The 1222 reminds me a little of the original 1200: a nice shoe when it's working. They don't feel especially smooth but I've had no problems until my pair developed some sort of left forefoot bubble all of a sudden. (Compare to the 1221, which had a nice ride but caused me all sorts of Achilles problems.) I'll try one more pair of 1222's, if they last better I'd raise to 5 stars.

 
5.0

I use them for ...

By Guadalupe Cedillo

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Comments about Mens New Balance 1222 Running Shoe:

I use them for running/jogging only twice a week on asphalt (the rest of the time I run trails with a pair of NB 907), the cushioning is acceptable. Toebox is big and comfy , my right insole didnt fit well since was badly fitted at the factory so I had to cut a small piece (it was irritating my heel).I like the shoe
Overall even with that small gripe it is a good shoe

 
3.0

I bought this shoe for ...

By TOB

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens New Balance 1222 Running Shoe:

I bought this shoe for the cushioning and stability, but was not very impressed. I feel there are better choices availabe for the heavier runner.

 
1.0

Six pair of 1200's and ...

By Dutch Johnson

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens New Balance 1222 Running Shoe:

Six pair of 1200's and 1221'3, the last pair of 21's went 6 marathons in '06. and then the new 1222's arrived! It took two weeks to recover from the first 8 mile run. The fit is certainly not like the previous models. They are shaped very differently in the forefoot. As a big, slow, 50 state club, marathoner I know what works for me. I went back to the 1221's and haven't had any further problems. Only VIP members should buy these shoes and make sure you don't throw away the box, you're going to need it!

 
3.0

Fit is excellent as is ...

By Simon

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens New Balance 1222 Running Shoe:

Fit is excellent as is shock absorbing. My problem is mainly about the height of the arch support, it gave me significant pain in one of my feet even though normally a shoe with normal to low arch support works perfectly for me.

 
4.0

Overall an excellent shoe ...

By Albert

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens New Balance 1222 Running Shoe:

Overall an excellent shoe for the larger runner (I am 6'3", 215 lbs). I have about 200 miles on my 1222s so far and have had no pains or issues. More durable than the old 1220, though the heel does wear a bit fast. Not quite as comfortable as Asics Gel Kayanos or Saucony Grid Hurricane 8s, but very stable. I have all 3 shoes and cycle through them. I find the 1222s excellent for short to medium distances but anything over about 12-15 miles and the hardness of the shoe makes my foot get a little sore. I will buy another pair when these wear out as finding shoes in 14-2E that don't give me knee pains is no simple thing and these shoes have been good to me.

 
5.0

Much better than the New ...

By Bob S.

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens New Balance 1222 Running Shoe:

Much better than the New Balance 1221. Great at absorbing shock and helps in making running almost effortless.

 
5.0

Great combination of ...

By Elliot Frank

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Comments about Mens New Balance 1222 Running Shoe:

Great combination of stability and cushioning. I have had the least knee and back pain I've ever had with this shoe. The only draw back I can see is that the heel wears a bit quickly.

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1.    Phil De Franco rated this product 4 stars
Mon, July 28,2008:
When I read these reviews I was surprised at the mixed reactions. The first time I ran in these I thought they were fine. The next day I tried my new 1220s and wow! What a difference! It's not that the 1222s are bad, it's just that the 1220s are so much more comfortable for me. They feel better cushioned than the 1222s
2.    Jim rated this product 5 stars
Mon, June 30,2008:
Great shoe for me. I have fairly high arches and I'm about 6ft and 180. I never had any pain or injuries running with this shoe. I really like the high heel and the roomy toebox. I don't like a tight fit as my feet are narrow in the heel and wide in the forefoot. NB can you hear us? Don't throw away this line!
3.    Chester rated this product 5 stars
Fri, April 11,2008:
I like it
4.    Robert Barnes rated this product 1 star
Wed, October 17,2007:
I usually run 3 days a week 4 to 5 miles a day. I have run in the 1220 series shoes for the past 7 to 8 years. The original 1220 and the 1221 have never given me a problem. The 1222 seems to have a much stiffer heel and created pain in both heels that lasted a couple of weeks. I returned the shoes and ordered a pair of 1220's to replace them.
5.    Guadalupe Cedillo rated this product 5 stars
Tue, May 29,2007:
I use them for running/jogging only twice a week on asphalt (the rest of the time I run trails with a pair of NB 907), the cushioning is acceptable. Toebox is big and comfy , my right insole didnt fit well since was badly fitted at the factory so I had to cut a small piece (it was irritating my heel).I like the shoe Overall even with that small gripe it is a good shoe
6.    David R. Knight rated this product 5 stars
Mon, May 28,2007:
I've had a togh time adjusting throug the deletions and creations of 1200 series shoes. NB seeme to have he only show wide enough and comfortable enough for me to be able to run aggressively. I'm 5'7" and 220 lbs. I run 5-10 miles a day, at least 5 days a week. This NB 1222 is by far the best running shoe I have ever put my feet in ad run better now at age 39 than ever beore. Now they are endangered again? Ill quit rning before I go through another 2-3 years and hundreds of dollars tryig to fin the right shoe. NB 1222 is it for me.
7.    A.Ford rated this product 1 star
Thu, May 17,2007:
PS. My body was sore for an entire week after running approx 3 miles in these.
8.    A.Ford rated this product 1 star
Thu, May 17,2007:
I've been running in the 1200 seriers since the 1220 first came out. It took me a couple years to find a decent shoe. I'm a heavy weight running (and dropping). The 1220 would last me only 3 - 4 months of 3 a week running... so I was going thru approx 4 pair a year. However they were a good shoe. When the 1221 came out, I was able to approx 9 months before they lost their support. The 1222... they have dropped/lowered the arch and I can no longer wear them. I even went as far as buying arch pads to bump up the arch... doesn't feel right. So now I have to start all over again trying to find me another pair of running shoes. There are no more 1221 in my size to be found anywhere on this planet... A.Ford
9.    John rated this product 5 stars
Tue, May 15,2007:
I have worn the 1220 series for the last 3 years. The 1222 is the best yet. It has gotten me through 20 marathons in that time with no injury at 190 lbs.
10.    Karl rated this product 4 stars
Tue, April 24,2007:
I've used the 1200 line since the start. The 1222 reminds me a little of the original 1200: a nice shoe when it's working. They don't feel especially smooth but I've had no problems until my pair developed some sort of left forefoot bubble all of a sudden. (Compare to the 1221, which had a nice ride but caused me all sorts of Achilles problems.) I'll try one more pair of 1222's, if they last better I'd raise to 5 stars.
11.    Dutch Johnson rated this product 1 star
Mon, March 26,2007:
Six pair of 1200's and 1221'3, the last pair of 21's went 6 marathons in '06. and then the new 1222's arrived! It took two weeks to recover from the first 8 mile run. The fit is certainly not like the previous models. They are shaped very differently in the forefoot. As a big, slow, 50 state club, marathoner I know what works for me. I went back to the 1221's and haven't had any further problems. Only VIP members should buy these shoes and make sure you don't throw away the box, you're going to need it!
12.    Simon rated this product 3 stars
Mon, March 12,2007:
Fit is excellent as is shock absorbing. My problem is mainly about the height of the arch support, it gave me significant pain in one of my feet even though normally a shoe with normal to low arch support works perfectly for me.
13.    Bob S. rated this product 5 stars
Sun, March 04,2007:
Much better than the New Balance 1221. Great at absorbing shock and helps in making running almost effortless.
14.    TOB rated this product 3 stars
Mon, January 22,2007:
I bought this shoe for the cushioning and stability, but was not very impressed. I feel there are better choices availabe for the heavier runner.
15.    Albert rated this product 4 stars
Wed, October 11,2006:
Overall an excellent shoe for the larger runner (I am 6'3", 215 lbs). I have about 200 miles on my 1222s so far and have had no pains or issues. More durable than the old 1220, though the heel does wear a bit fast. Not quite as comfortable as Asics Gel Kayanos or Saucony Grid Hurricane 8s, but very stable. I have all 3 shoes and cycle through them. I find the 1222s excellent for short to medium distances but anything over about 12-15 miles and the hardness of the shoe makes my foot get a little sore. I will buy another pair when these wear out as finding shoes in 14-2E that don't give me knee pains is no simple thing and these shoes have been good to me.
16.    Elliot Frank rated this product 5 stars
Tue, September 26,2006:
Great combination of stability and cushioning. I have had the least knee and back pain I've ever had with this shoe. The only draw back I can see is that the heel wears a bit quickly.

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