Womens New Balance 1223 Running Shoe

Women's New Balance 1223

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Women's NEW BALANCE® 1223 :: You knew it as the lightest, best-fitting, high mileage trainer in the 1200 series. Now it's even better! The women's New Balance® 1223 features full-length shock absorption, gentler heel cushioning and seamless liner make this the best yet. 10.2 ounces

Category Type:

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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Features & Benefits:

  • Lightning Dry: Hydrophobic polyester yarns that quickly move moisture away from the body to keep the wearer dry and comfortable
  • Extended Web: Provides exceptional stability and pronation control
  • Full-length ABZORB: Maximum shock absorption
  • Phantom Liner: Seamless liner reduces irritations against the foot - enhancing the comfort, fit and weight of the shoe
  • N-Lock: Enhances midfoot support
  • Stability Web: Superior, lightweight midfoot support
  • TS2 (Transitional Support System): Pronation control and smooth transition through gait cycle
  • N-Durance outsole: Rubber compound for maximum durability in high-wear areas
  • ABZORB FL: NB's top of the line midsole material with excellent cushioning and compression set properties. A blend of Dupont Engage, Isoprene rubber and proprietary materials provide the ultimate ride

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Specifications:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  1222
  • Shock Absorption: Heel|ABZORB|Forefoot|ABZORB
  • Toebox Width: Medium
  • Shoe Construction: Slip last
  • Midsole Material: Dual density compression molded EVA
  • Outsole Material: Carbon rubber
  • Upper Material: Mesh|Synthetic leather
  • Country of Origin: China

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Womens New Balance 1223 Running Shoe
 
4.2

(based on 22 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (5)
  • Cushions impact (5)
  • Arch support (4)
  • Breathable (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        80% 

        (4 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (4 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (4)

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I'd ran in NB's years ago ...

    By Jessica R.

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Womens New Balance 1223 Running Shoe:

    I'd ran in NB's years ago but the past 3 years I've been an asics girl. I alternated between the Kayano & Nimbus depending on length of runs, but have had problems with the fit up the uppers on both recent models (I like having all my toenails, thanks!).
    So today I did what you're never supposed to. I wore these, straight out of the box, for a half marathon this morning. The cushion didn't feel as "plush" as asics but was still more than adequate and my feet felt great through all 13.1 miles! No blisters, no knee pain and I ran a pretty fast half! I'm a fan!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love these shoes!

    By NB Girl

    from Maple Shade, NJ

    About Me Gym Rat

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • With Orthotics/Inserts

      Comments about Womens New Balance 1223 Running Shoe:

      I love these shoes and I hope Road Runner continues to have them! I recently bought a pair and now I just got a second pair so I can switch off between the two.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      After some disappointment ...

      By Marsha

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Womens New Balance 1223 Running Shoe:

      After some disappointment with the recent Asics Gel Kayanos (namely, the 13's), I decided to give New Balance another try. I'm not sure why a good wide-width is so difficult to find. The 1221s were decent but rigid; not the best marathon shoes for me. This update (1223) has quite possibly the smoothest heel to toe transition I've ever experienced. Stable and supportive, but well-cushioned and pliable at the same time. NB has won me over.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great shoe if you need a ...

      By Sharon

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Womens New Balance 1223 Running Shoe:

      Great shoe if you need a wide toe box and snug heel. No slippage. Also wears well; I am a heavy heel striker and usually break down shoes fast, but not with this shoe.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      In my age, I have ...

      By Dory

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Womens New Balance 1223 Running Shoe:

      In my age, I have developed wider feet, and as a result have had difficulty finding running shoes that don't give me blisters. The last pair I had, (Nike), created a bunionette. These shoes are the most comfortable, fitting shoes I have ever worn, and I've been running for 29 years!!!
      Recommend them to all my running friends.

       
      5.0

      The Ultimate in Comfort

      By Retired and loving it

      from Williamsburg, VA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Arch Support
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gym

        Comments about Womens New Balance 1223 Running Shoe:

        Since my 10.5 size is no longer available, I had to switch to an Asics and it is no match for the NB1223. Guess I will have to try something else to try and replace the NB I had worn for years.

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

        Classic Shoe!

        By canibi528

        from richmond, va

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Womens New Balance 1223 Running Shoe:

          I run anywhere from 30-50 miles per week and have continued to buy these shoes for several years now. They are a staple in my running wardrobe and I don't know what I'll do when they discontinue them! The fit and support of the shoe are like no other. I've tried out other shoes over the last few years and keep coming back to this one. I have a slightly wide foot, so I started ordering the wider size and it fits perfectly.

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

          Great Shoe

          By Sandy

          from Finger Lakes area, New York

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Arch Support

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Womens New Balance 1223 Running Shoe:

            Ordered a wide for winter running (wearing heavy socks) and ordered B width for summer running--fits my insert.....so definitely a wide toe box. Feels great. It will be the shoe that I alternate with training for a fall marathon.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
             
            5.0

            This shoe is a dream come true!

            By healed in portland

            from Portland, OR

            About Me Gym Rat

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Womens New Balance 1223 Running Shoe:

              I used to wear NB1006. Loved them...started having plantar problems which left me without being able to walk let alone any other sports. PT, doctor visits, etc. No real improvement. Read other peoples reviews and found that over 5-6 people use this shoe with plantar problems and it totally got them back to running. I first put the shoe on and truly, my foot was like, "finally some pain relief." It changed immediately and the pain has been gone for over 6 months now. It looks like a regular shoe...trust me, its a miracle to people who are in pain! Already told the PT to start recommending this shoe.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
               
              5.0

              I love this shoe. I did ...

              By Diane

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Womens New Balance 1223 Running Shoe:

              I love this shoe. I did the 3 Day in November, and wore these shoes for two of the 3 days. I wore the 1224 for only one day and, although I trained in both, the 1223 was so much more comfortable...1224 gave me heel blisters...I'm so glad I can still buy the 1223!!

               
              4.0

              I'm a true Asics Kayano ...

              By Marsha

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Womens New Balance 1223 Running Shoe:

              I'm a true Asics Kayano fan, but gave these a try just so I can alternate between 2 different styles. It does the job on both long and short runs. Satisfied with this pair.

               
              5.0

              I love these shoes! I've ...

              By NCRunner

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Womens New Balance 1223 Running Shoe:

              I love these shoes! I've worn various NB shoes through the years and these are by far the best. They are supportive yet flexible with excellent cushioning. I'm confident that these shoes will get me through the next few months of marathon training.

               
              5.0

              I am a 220 lb female w/ ...

              By Jennifer

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Womens New Balance 1223 Running Shoe:

              I am a 220 lb female w/ plantar fasciitis and these shoes have seen me from couch potato to 5k. I am currently up to about 15 miles of training a week. I have had a few aches and pains along the way but I am a big runner so what do you expect. These shoes have kept me running with few days off (to nurse sore knees and calves), so two thumbs up!

               
              4.0

              Great shoes. feels ...

              By Beverly

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Womens New Balance 1223 Running Shoe:

              Great shoes. feels wonderful. I love the wide width

               
              5.0

              Finally!
              9 miles - no ...

              By Angelica

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Womens New Balance 1223 Running Shoe:

              Finally!
              9 miles - no shinsplints!
              Love the way my heel is cradled, no slippage. Toe box is plenty wide. I was a closet over pronator, I guess, and this show fixed me right up.

               
              4.0

              Love the shoe. I was so ...

              By Anonymous

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Womens New Balance 1223 Running Shoe:

              Love the shoe. I was so bummed that Sacouny changed the hurricane 8 with the 9. The 9 was way too wide. This shoe fits my heal great. I have had no issues with blisters. Love it.

               
              5.0

              What an amazing update ...

              By mdueceone

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Womens New Balance 1223 Running Shoe:

              What an amazing update from the 1222. I loved the smooth transition from heel to forefoot, the cushiness and the flexibility and I'm a small runner! And this is the first shoe that I've every tried on (millions) that employs a design accounting for your calcaneus being on the lateral part of your foot! Great Job New Balance. You hit it the bulls-eye!

               
              5.0

              Great shoe. I love how it ...

              By Meredith

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Womens New Balance 1223 Running Shoe:

              Great shoe. I love how it hugs the heels but the toebox is so wonderfully wide! Amazingly comfortable.

               
              1.0

              Yuck! These shoes are the ...

              By nora

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Womens New Balance 1223 Running Shoe:

              Yuck! These shoes are the worst. Blisters no matter what you do. After wearing them for only several runs (one 20 miler), I'm going back to Saucony--I never should have left!

               
              5.0

              I have a lot of ...

              By anony

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Womens New Balance 1223 Running Shoe:

              I have a lot of orthepidic problems and this shoe works great. Normally I get blisters but haven't had any with this shoe.

               
              1.0

              these shoes felt like ...

              By Deborah

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Womens New Balance 1223 Running Shoe:

              these shoes felt like slippers UNTIL the end of mile one.....I ended up with 4 big blisters and had to cut my run short. I put in ALOT of miles and use good socks and even had the glide stick with me that I applied twice. I've got to blame the shoe.

               
              1.0

              I ran in the 1221 with no ...

              By janet

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Womens New Balance 1223 Running Shoe:

              I ran in the 1221 with no problems. The 1222 was horrible. It was wonderful to hear about the 1223 coming out, but that's about as wonderful as it gets. Blister was a word I just heard about, never experienced. Well, the 1223's changed that. The blisters I got made up for nevering having them. This shoe is awful! After wearing New Balance for years, I am now looking at either Asics and Brooks.

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              1.    Marsha rated this product 4 stars
              Mon, April 13,2009:
              I'm a true Asics Kayano fan, but gave these a try just so I can alternate between 2 different styles. It does the job on both long and short runs. Satisfied with this pair.
              2.    Diane rated this product 5 stars
              Tue, March 10,2009:
              I love this shoe. I did the 3 Day in November, and wore these shoes for two of the 3 days. I wore the 1224 for only one day and, although I trained in both, the 1223 was so much more comfortable...1224 gave me heel blisters...I'm so glad I can still buy the 1223!!
              3.    Jessica R. rated this product 4 stars
              Mon, October 06,2008:
              I'd ran in NB's years ago but the past 3 years I've been an asics girl. I alternated between the Kayano & Nimbus depending on length of runs, but have had problems with the fit up the uppers on both recent models (I like having all my toenails, thanks!). So today I did what you're never supposed to. I wore these, straight out of the box, for a half marathon this morning. The cushion didn't feel as "plush" as asics but was still more than adequate and my feet felt great through all 13.1 miles! No blisters, no knee pain and I ran a pretty fast half! I'm a fan!
              4.    Jennifer rated this product 5 stars
              Thu, July 03,2008:
              I am a 220 lb female w/ plantar fasciitis and these shoes have seen me from couch potato to 5k. I am currently up to about 15 miles of training a week. I have had a few aches and pains along the way but I am a big runner so what do you expect. These shoes have kept me running with few days off (to nurse sore knees and calves), so two thumbs up!
              5.    NCRunner rated this product 5 stars
              Sat, June 07,2008:
              I love these shoes! I've worn various NB shoes through the years and these are by far the best. They are supportive yet flexible with excellent cushioning. I'm confident that these shoes will get me through the next few months of marathon training.
              6.    Marsha rated this product 5 stars
              Sun, June 01,2008:
              After some disappointment with the recent Asics Gel Kayanos (namely, the 13's), I decided to give New Balance another try. I'm not sure why a good wide-width is so difficult to find. The 1221s were decent but rigid; not the best marathon shoes for me. This update (1223) has quite possibly the smoothest heel to toe transition I've ever experienced. Stable and supportive, but well-cushioned and pliable at the same time. NB has won me over.
              7.    Sharon rated this product 5 stars
              Wed, May 07,2008:
              Great shoe if you need a wide toe box and snug heel. No slippage. Also wears well; I am a heavy heel striker and usually break down shoes fast, but not with this shoe.
              8.    Angelica rated this product 5 stars
              Mon, April 14,2008:
              Finally! 9 miles - no shinsplints! Love the way my heel is cradled, no slippage. Toe box is plenty wide. I was a closet over pronator, I guess, and this show fixed me right up.
              9.    Dory rated this product 5 stars
              Wed, January 16,2008:
              In my age, I have developed wider feet, and as a result have had difficulty finding running shoes that don't give me blisters. The last pair I had, (Nike), created a bunionette. These shoes are the most comfortable, fitting shoes I have ever worn, and I've been running for 29 years!!! Recommend them to all my running friends.
              10.    anony rated this product 5 stars
              Sat, January 12,2008:
              I have a lot of orthepidic problems and this shoe works great. Normally I get blisters but haven't had any with this shoe.
              11.    Anonymous rated this product 4 stars
              Wed, December 19,2007:
              Love the shoe. I was so bummed that Sacouny changed the hurricane 8 with the 9. The 9 was way too wide. This shoe fits my heal great. I have had no issues with blisters. Love it.
              12.    nora rated this product 1 star
              Sun, December 09,2007:
              Yuck! These shoes are the worst. Blisters no matter what you do. After wearing them for only several runs (one 20 miler), I'm going back to Saucony--I never should have left!
              13.    janet rated this product 1 star
              Fri, November 09,2007:
              I ran in the 1221 with no problems. The 1222 was horrible. It was wonderful to hear about the 1223 coming out, but that's about as wonderful as it gets. Blister was a word I just heard about, never experienced. Well, the 1223's changed that. The blisters I got made up for nevering having them. This shoe is awful! After wearing New Balance for years, I am now looking at either Asics and Brooks.
              14.    Meredith rated this product 5 stars
              Sat, October 13,2007:
              Great shoe. I love how it hugs the heels but the toebox is so wonderfully wide! Amazingly comfortable.
              15.    Beverly rated this product 4 stars
              Fri, October 05,2007:
              Great shoes. feels wonderful. I love the wide width
              16.    Deborah rated this product 1 star
              Sun, September 30,2007:
              these shoes felt like slippers UNTIL the end of mile one.....I ended up with 4 big blisters and had to cut my run short. I put in ALOT of miles and use good socks and even had the glide stick with me that I applied twice. I've got to blame the shoe.
              17.    mdueceone rated this product 5 stars
              Wed, August 29,2007:
              What an amazing update from the 1222. I loved the smooth transition from heel to forefoot, the cushiness and the flexibility and I'm a small runner! And this is the first shoe that I've every tried on (millions) that employs a design accounting for your calcaneus being on the lateral part of your foot! Great Job New Balance. You hit it the bulls-eye!

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