Mens New Balance 883 Running Shoe

Men's New Balance 883

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Men's NEW BALANCE® 883 :: The best choice for neutral runners with flat arches is better than ever. The men's New Balance® 883 running shoe gives you a shock-devouring ABZORB® FL midsole and roomy toe-box to give you the cushioning and space you need for total comfort. SL-2 Last Roomy fit. 12.4 ounces

Category Type:

NEUTRAL+ [?]
If you have a high arch, are a high-mileage runner, or want the maximum amount of cushioning, Neutral+ is your shoe style. Enjoy a smooth ride with enhanced cushioning and reduced impact with improved shock absorption. If pronation is not a problem then choose Neutral+ shoes. 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:

  • ABZORB® FL: Top of the line midsole material provides excellent cushioning and compression set properties
  • NLOCK: Integrated lacing and webbing system that enhances midfoot support
  • Ndurance: Maximum durability in high wear area
  • SURE LACE™: Computer knit lace/chord designed with a reciprocating wave pattern that will not untie under high performance
  • ABZORB® Insert: Additional shock absorption and durability
  • Synthetic/Mesh Upper: Lightweight, supportive breathability
  • Blown Rubber Forefoot: Lightweight and cushioned ride
Product NBA1414 Review

Specifications:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  882

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Mens New Balance 883 Running Shoe
 
3.8

(based on 18 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (8)
  • Cushions impact (7)
  • Breathable (6)
  • Good traction (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (5)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        78% 

        (7 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (9 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (4), Low arch (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (6), Casual/ recreational (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Comfortable ride for wide and flat feet

    By Steverun6

    from Laguna Woods, CA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens New Balance 883 Running Shoe:

      This shoe is very comfortable for my daily runs. It accomodates my orthotics with no problem and because I have wide feet, the toe box is quite adequate. I will stick with the 883 and if there is an upgrade, I will stick with its successor. I am the type to stick with what works for me. I convinced my running partner to try a pair and he is just as much a fan of the 883 as I am.

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

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I have been using the ...

      By 911skibum

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens New Balance 883 Running Shoe:

      I have been using the 870/880 series for apx. 20 years. I made the mistake of buying the 1123 (see my review). The 883 is a great shoe in terms of cushioning and support. I like the New Balance SL-2 fit system. I am 6'0" and 175 pounds. I have not had any problems with these shoes. I am sticking with what works and doesn't hurt.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Am a return customer for this shoe

      By Run to the Max

      from Great Falls, MT

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Supination control

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens New Balance 883 Running Shoe:

        Few manufacturers make athletic shoes wide enough. I also am a supinator. This shoe is the only one that works for me.

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

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect for Flatfooted Orthotic Wearers

        By Boycie's Dad

        from Eugene, Oregon

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Traction
        • Orthotic friendly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • With Orthotics/Inserts

          Comments about Mens New Balance 883 Running Shoe:

          Finally! A shoe that fits a flatfooted person but doesn't try to correct your gait. I wear custom orthotics (from a Podiatrist), so I don't need a shoe to fix anything. I just need one that will accomodate them well and FIT MY FLAT FEET. The NB SL2 lasts do that, and the 883 is the ultimate solution for me. The orthotics fit perfectly, and they're great on the treadmill. I'll stock up on these, believe me.

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

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Works for me!

          By Hank

          from Ann Arbor, MI

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Pronation Control
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gym

            Comments about Mens New Balance 883 Running Shoe:

            The NB 883 is a unique shoe, and I've tried a great many. I have almost flat feet but need a neutral--I don't pronate. The 883 does the trick. It's also cushy and foot-conforming, with a good deal of toe room. And being an NB means it comes in a range of wide sizes, which I also need. My ownly real complaint is that it would be nice to have a different color choice. The white/grey model is kinda boring.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too big
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Low Arch

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I have always have a very ...

            By Jerry

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Mens New Balance 883 Running Shoe:

            I have always have a very hard time finding a shoes that would fit my feet. in all aspeacts. With ALL other shoes that I have tried I eaither got one that fit my arch and did not help my underpronation. Or the order way around. I was weary of trying this shoe. But I said what the heck if they don't work then I can always return them!!! NO NEED for that!!! I called back and ordered 3 more pairs so I can rotate!This is the BEST SHOE EVER

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great shoe, though my ...

            By Gio

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Mens New Balance 883 Running Shoe:

            Great shoe, though my favorite version in this series was the cushy 880. I disagree with Richard Roth who gave it a 1 star... previous shoes in this series never really had "ample arch support." No plastic or dense (greyish) foam anywhere in the heal. No plastic or stability in the middle. This series has always been a cushioned/neutral shoe.
            Contrary to the description, I don't have a flat foot and I still enjoy the comfort of this shoe.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            good shoe

            By Running Man

            from BC, Canada

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Endurance Training

              Comments about Mens New Balance 883 Running Shoe:

              I have been using this shoe for three years now, it has been faithful and good for my foot type.

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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Steady eddy, predictable

              By InvestwithPhil

              from Pittsboro, NC

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens New Balance 883 Running Shoe:

                Good above average shoe. For the past 5+ years I've been running in this shoe, I've never had a running injury. I'm 50 now and run an ave. of 18 miles/week. These shoes last me a predictable 4 months or about 300 miles before going flat. Still some good wear left for walking around.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels half size too small
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • High Arch

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                These feel wonderful

                By Fred

                from Harpers Ferry

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens New Balance 883 Running Shoe:

                  Recently switched from the 1123. These feel wonderful with the cushion and less weight. Never able to fully get thru marathon training with the 1123, but these worked wonders - at least with my feet/gait/past injuries.

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

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  They feel great with my ...

                  By Denny Hovik

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Mens New Balance 883 Running Shoe:

                  They feel great with my orthotics in them. Large toe box and good for walking or running.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  I really like these ...

                  By Jeff

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Mens New Balance 883 Running Shoe:

                  I really like these shoes, they are much lighter than the 882s they replace, a huge plus. They wear well and my orthotics fit well. They are a little slow, I've a pair of Nikes that I race in, but these are great for long runs around the neighborhood where time isn't an issue.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  I have owned 5 pairs of ...

                  By Richard Roth

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Mens New Balance 883 Running Shoe:

                  I have owned 5 pairs of shoes from this series so obviously I liked them. However, the 883 represents a significant change in design and I found the fit so poor that I had to return them. Previous models have had ample arch support but these do not. When they say that they work well for flat arches they mean it. They do not work well for high arches like previous models did

                   
                  4.0

                  Great pair of shoes

                  By Manoa Eric

                  from Honolulu, HI

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Wears Out Quickly

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens New Balance 883 Running Shoe:

                  I am into my third pair of these shoes. Great for my long runs and dealing with the Hawaii heat.

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

                  Good for orthotics

                  By 32 year runner

                  from Cleveland, OH

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Durable

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • With Orthotics/Inserts

                  Comments about Mens New Balance 883 Running Shoe:

                  I've run in 883s for years and I'm sorry to seem them go. I order a slightly larger size, pull out the insole and replace it with a full orthotic. It accomodates it well and is stiff enough to let the orthotic do its job.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  1.0

                  These shoes were ...

                  By Sore

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Mens New Balance 883 Running Shoe:

                  These shoes were recommended to me by a running store. I have normal to high arches. These shoes are eating me up. They are truly for low arch runners.

                   
                  1.0

                  I have run in this series ...

                  By Ray

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Mens New Balance 883 Running Shoe:

                  I have run in this series fore ever and have been very happy until now. At 210#, usually turn over shoes at 330 miles. These shoes felt good as usual and fsat but began breaking down at 150 miles. I am now looking to try another shoe. (ASICS Nimbus 11)

                   
                  5.0

                  I have flat feet but do ...

                  By Jason

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Mens New Balance 883 Running Shoe:

                  I have flat feet but do not have the typically associated over-pronation (I am neutral). For me, this shoe works perfectly! These are not jack-of-all-trades shoes (they don't claim to be), and these will not provide adequate support for high arches. But when NB claims "The best choice for neutral runners with flat arches," this is the truth. Previous reviewer rated them a 1, but I think he expected it to work for high arches. Read the description - if you're flat/neutral, these fit the niche! If you need arch or over-pronation support, I recommend ASICS Foundation 8's.

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                  1.    Jerry rated this product 5 stars
                  Wed, January 27,2010:
                  I have always have a very hard time finding a shoes that would fit my feet. in all aspeacts. With ALL other shoes that I have tried I eaither got one that fit my arch and did not help my underpronation. Or the order way around. I was weary of trying this shoe. But I said what the heck if they don't work then I can always return them!!! NO NEED for that!!! I called back and ordered 3 more pairs so I can rotate!This is the BEST SHOE EVER
                  2.    911skibum rated this product 5 stars
                  Sun, January 10,2010:
                  I have been using the 870/880 series for apx. 20 years. I made the mistake of buying the 1123 (see my review). The 883 is a great shoe in terms of cushioning and support. I like the New Balance SL-2 fit system. I am 6'0" and 175 pounds. I have not had any problems with these shoes. I am sticking with what works and doesn't hurt.
                  3.    Ray rated this product 1 star
                  Sun, November 22,2009:
                  I have run in this series fore ever and have been very happy until now. At 210#, usually turn over shoes at 330 miles. These shoes felt good as usual and fsat but began breaking down at 150 miles. I am now looking to try another shoe. (ASICS Nimbus 11)
                  4.    Denny Hovik rated this product 4 stars
                  Sun, October 18,2009:
                  They feel great with my orthotics in them. Large toe box and good for walking or running.
                  5.    Sore rated this product 1 star
                  Fri, September 04,2009:
                  These shoes were recommended to me by a running store. I have normal to high arches. These shoes are eating me up. They are truly for low arch runners.
                  6.    Jeff rated this product 4 stars
                  Tue, July 07,2009:
                  I really like these shoes, they are much lighter than the 882s they replace, a huge plus. They wear well and my orthotics fit well. They are a little slow, I've a pair of Nikes that I race in, but these are great for long runs around the neighborhood where time isn't an issue.
                  7.    Gio rated this product 5 stars
                  Mon, May 11,2009:
                  Great shoe, though my favorite version in this series was the cushy 880. I disagree with Richard Roth who gave it a 1 star... previous shoes in this series never really had "ample arch support." No plastic or dense (greyish) foam anywhere in the heal. No plastic or stability in the middle. This series has always been a cushioned/neutral shoe. Contrary to the description, I don't have a flat foot and I still enjoy the comfort of this shoe.
                  8.    Jason rated this product 5 stars
                  Sat, April 04,2009:
                  I have flat feet but do not have the typically associated over-pronation (I am neutral). For me, this shoe works perfectly! These are not jack-of-all-trades shoes (they don't claim to be), and these will not provide adequate support for high arches. But when NB claims "The best choice for neutral runners with flat arches," this is the truth. Previous reviewer rated them a 1, but I think he expected it to work for high arches. Read the description - if you're flat/neutral, these fit the niche! If you need arch or over-pronation support, I recommend ASICS Foundation 8's.
                  9.    Richard Roth rated this product 1 star
                  Sat, February 21,2009:
                  I have owned 5 pairs of shoes from this series so obviously I liked them. However, the 883 represents a significant change in design and I found the fit so poor that I had to return them. Previous models have had ample arch support but these do not. When they say that they work well for flat arches they mean it. They do not work well for high arches like previous models did

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