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Womens New Balance 850 Running Shoe

Women's New Balance 850

Item #NBA1425
MSRP:$114.99
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Product Description:

Women's NEW BALANCE® 850 :: Rely on a wide, stable platform and ABZORB® SBS for shock-eliminating cushioning. The women's New Balance® 850 is updated with a more cushioned collar for greater comfort and new, durable StabiliCore™ that better guides pronation with smoother transitions. 10.2 ounces

Category Type:

STABILITY [?]
Runners with average arch height looking for a blend of cushioning and support can't go wrong with Stability shoes. Get a smooth transition from heel strike to toe off. Enjoy a well-guided stride and perfect arch support to keep you going for miles. 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:

  • SURE LACE™: Designed with a reciprocating wave pattern that will not untie under high performance conditions
  • NLock: Integrated lacing and webbing system that enhances midfoot support
  • ABZORB® DTS: Optimal cushioning and a smooth transition on heel strike
  • Acteva®: Increased shock absorption and durability
  • Extended Web: Provides exceptional stability and pronation control
  • LIGHTNING DRY Lining: Created to transfer moisture away from the foot
  • Ndurance: Rubber compound for maximum durability in high-wear areas
  • Phantom Liner: Seamless lining
  • Blown rubber forefoot: Lightweight and cushioned ride
Product NBA1425 Review

Specifications:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  859

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Womens New Balance 850 Running Shoe
 
3.8

(based on 12 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Sizing:
        • Feels full size too small

           

          Feels half size too small

           

          Feels true to size

           

          100% 

          (5 reviews)

          Feels half size too big

           

          Feels full size too big

           
        • Width:
        • Feels too narrow

           

          Feels true to width

           

          100% 

          (5 reviews)

          Feels too wide

           
        • Arch Type:
        • Average arch (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (3)

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      This shoe has some of the ...

      By anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Womens New Balance 850 Running Shoe:

      This shoe has some of the best but also some of the worst features I've ever seen in a running shoe. On the one hand, the the heel-toe tranition is the smoothest of any running shoe I've ever tried; the stability and cushioning are very good; and it's very lightweight, especially for the level of support. On the other hand, so many other features are so poorly thought out. The tongue is way too short--by 1/4 mile into a run, it's slid all the way down to the bottom eyelets, a real annoyance. The last also makes no sense. The shoe's extremely shallow in the toebox, which makes no sense given its wide base. The overly shallow toebox is further compounded by overly restrictive and irritating overlays. Finally, the collar and tongue could use more memory foam padding, for both comfort and to ensure a snug fit around the heel. This shoe has so many good things going for it; it's a shame it also has so many poorly thought-out features.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      This shoe is a real ...

      By west coast runner

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Womens New Balance 850 Running Shoe:

      This shoe is a real disappointment. The arch support is inadequate and the N-lock lacing system is painful. Because the N-lock lacings have no give or elasticity, they painfully dig into your foot. This is especially true for anyone with bunions or any other sensitive foot issues. Don't be misled by the shoe's wide platform--this shoe isn't a good shoe for anyone with bunions, it's much too constricting. The heel also is on the wide side, which causes heel slippage. That's especially a problem if you have to leave the N-lacings loose to avoid their painfully digging into you. I'm sorry that New Balance didn't do a better job designing this shoe, and that I wasted my money on it.

       
      5.0

      The bunions love them!!

      By Kay

      from LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Walking

        Comments about Womens New Balance 850 Running Shoe:

        Every day wear.

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

        I'd wear these to bed if I could!

        By Brenda

        from Salinas, CA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Fits like a dream
        • Good Arch Support
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Walking

          Comments about Womens New Balance 850 Running Shoe:

          After a diagnosis of arthritis in knee and hip I feared I'd not be able to do my daily three miles. With these shoes and some physical therapy, I'm on the road again. Watch out world!

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

          Good shoe, but with too short tongue!

          By Ansi Pansi

          from Sweden

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Womens New Balance 850 Running Shoe:

                Really good shoe for people like me who pronates, but the tongue is too short for longer runs...

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

                Just what I was expecting!

                By New Mom but Long Time Runner

                from Cedar Rapids, IA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Durable
                • Good Arch Support

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Womens New Balance 850 Running Shoe:

                  I love that even though it is updated from the last model, I got what I expected. These shoes fit great - I have narrow feet and this style is my favorite to run in. I have run marathons in the earlier versions and now am training for a half marathon in these. Can't wait to see how they help me do!

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                   
                  4.0

                  good distance running shoe

                  By race to the next race

                  from east bay, ca

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Endurance Training

                    Comments about Womens New Balance 850 Running Shoe:

                    This shoe is much better than the series (859)it replaced. Toe box is wide and takes into account swelling when running distance. I buy my regular size in this particular style. I train regularly for 1/2 marathons and find this shoe wears well and takes quite a few months before it begins to break down. Lightweight with good support and stability.

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

                    I love it. After using ...

                    By anonymous

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about Womens New Balance 850 Running Shoe:

                    I love it. After using Aasics, Mizuno, this is best fit for my fit.

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Made the swith from the ...

                    By Mary Buggin

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about Womens New Balance 850 Running Shoe:

                    Made the swith from the Alchemy and love it!

                     
                    5.0

                    Makes a GREAT three way ...

                    By Joyce

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about Womens New Balance 850 Running Shoe:

                    Makes a GREAT three way rotation with the Saucony Omni and the Mizuno Alchemy. Super Stable.

                     
                    5.0

                    This is my favorite New ...

                    By MR

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about Womens New Balance 850 Running Shoe:

                    This is my favorite New Balance shoe since the old 851's. I wear New Balance exclusively and have for years because of their great stability in particular. These held up great during training for a 10 miler and the race itself.

                     
                    1.0

                    I have to agree with west ...

                    By Anonymous

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about Womens New Balance 850 Running Shoe:

                    I have to agree with west coast runner I tried wearing them for a month bottoms of my feet are killing me.

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                    1.    Mary Buggin rated this product 5 stars
                    Wed, January 27,2010:
                    Made the swith from the Alchemy and love it!
                    2.    Joyce rated this product 5 stars
                    Wed, January 27,2010:
                    Makes a GREAT three way rotation with the Saucony Omni and the Mizuno Alchemy. Super Stable.
                    3.    Marcia rated this product 5 stars
                    Tue, January 19,2010:
                    New Balance shoes have always been the shoe for my foot. This shoe in particular solved the problem I was having with some pressure points. They run wide -which is good for me since I'm between a medium width and a wide width. They are listed as stabiilty shoes but also know they have great cushioning as well - great to run in!!!
                    4.    anonymous rated this product 2 stars
                    Sat, December 26,2009:
                    This shoe has some of the best but also some of the worst features I've ever seen in a running shoe. On the one hand, the the heel-toe tranition is the smoothest of any running shoe I've ever tried; the stability and cushioning are very good; and it's very lightweight, especially for the level of support. On the other hand, so many other features are so poorly thought out. The tongue is way too short--by 1/4 mile into a run, it's slid all the way down to the bottom eyelets, a real annoyance. The last also makes no sense. The shoe's extremely shallow in the toebox, which makes no sense given its wide base. The overly shallow toebox is further compounded by overly restrictive and irritating overlays. Finally, the collar and tongue could use more memory foam padding, for both comfort and to ensure a snug fit around the heel. This shoe has so many good things going for it; it's a shame it also has so many poorly thought-out features.
                    5.    anonymous rated this product 5 stars
                    Tue, December 22,2009:
                    I love it. After using Aasics, Mizuno, this is best fit for my fit.
                    6.    Anonymous rated this product 1 star
                    Thu, September 24,2009:
                    I have to agree with west coast runner I tried wearing them for a month bottoms of my feet are killing me.
                    7.    MR rated this product 5 stars
                    Mon, September 07,2009:
                    This is my favorite New Balance shoe since the old 851's. I wear New Balance exclusively and have for years because of their great stability in particular. These held up great during training for a 10 miler and the race itself.
                    8.    west coast runner rated this product 1 star
                    Thu, August 06,2009:
                    This shoe is a real disappointment. The arch support is inadequate and the N-lock lacing system is painful. Because the N-lock lacings have no give or elasticity, they painfully dig into your foot. This is especially true for anyone with bunions or any other sensitive foot issues. Don't be misled by the shoe's wide platform--this shoe isn't a good shoe for anyone with bunions, it's much too constricting. The heel also is on the wide side, which causes heel slippage. That's especially a problem if you have to leave the N-lacings loose to avoid their painfully digging into you. I'm sorry that New Balance didn't do a better job designing this shoe, and that I wasted my money on it.

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