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Womens New Balance 1012 Running Shoe

Women's New Balance 1012

Item #NBA1453
MSRP:$129.95
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Women's NEW BALANCE® 1012 :: Known for incredible cushioning and pronation-taming motion control, the updated women's New Balance® 1012 now features Stabilicore® support and N-ergy shock absorption for your smoothest ride yet. SL-2 Last. 11.4 ounces

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Features & Benefits:

  • Stabilicore: A medial support system that provides an extremely smooth transition from heel strike to toe-off that is made from an injection molded thermoplastic that offers a great deal of precision and consistency
  • N-ergy cushioning in the heel: A resilient engineered elastomer designed to provide shock absorption and responsiveness for the optimal ride
  • Extended Web: Provides exceptional stability and pronation control
  • Acteva midsole: Increased shock absorption and durability
  • Full-length ABZORB: Maximum shock absorption
  • LIGHTNING DRY Lining: Superior fabric keeps you dry and comfortable by managing moisture transfer
  • LockDown Liner: An adjustable, internal line that is integrated into the lacing to provide a custom fit and securely hold the midfoot
Product NBA1453 Review

Specifications:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  1011

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Womens New Balance 1012 Running Shoe
 
4.5

(based on 24 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (20)
  • Pronation control (20)
  • Cushions impact (18)
  • Breathable (17)
  • Durable (13)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Walking (7)
  • Road running (6)
  • With orthotics/inserts (6)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      78% 

      (18 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      88% 

      (21 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Low arch (15), Average arch (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (11), Enthusiast (6), Gym rat (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Over pronate no more

By Nurse Kim

from San Diego, CA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Pronation Control

Cons

    Best Uses

    • With Orthotics/Inserts

    Comments about Womens New Balance 1012 Running Shoe:

    I am nurse and I wear these for work (on feet 12+ hours/day). I had debilitating plantar fascitis caused by a collapsing arch and over pronation. I changed to these shoes and was fitted with an OTC orthotic. The standard footbed removes easily to allow for orthotic placement. This has completely healed my plantar fascia. I can go all day and my feet always feel great. It is so close to miraculous that I ordered another pair so I am ready when this pair wears out.

    I typically wear a 7.5 but I wear an 8 in this shoe. I have wide "Flintstone Feet" but the D width is true to width, with great space in the toe box.

    No two people are alike, so these may not be the right shoe for you, but they are perfect for me.

    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This shoe is a dream!

    By Jen loves to play

    from Michigan

    About Me Gym Rat

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Walking

      Comments about Womens New Balance 1012 Running Shoe:

      I have always had horribly flat feet, and never had a shoe that took away the pain entirely, even with orthotics. I can happily say that a few days ago I walked all day for the first time with absolutely no pain, thanks to these incredible shoes. I no longer have the same old struggles with pronation, and wear these shoes for workouts, long walks, around the house; in general, everywhere I can! They are light with a mesh that breathes well (so no sweaty feet after a workout!) and the fit is perfect, adjusting to snug in around the middle of my foot and a nice wide toe box so my toes have room to move. My only complaint was it took me several "test runs" to get the laces and midsection adjusted just the way I wanted, but trial and error quickly solved that. I have already recommended this shoe to multiple friends and family members, and would recommend it to anyone else!

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

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Running shoes for flat feet???

      By ABK

      from Albuquerque

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable

      Cons

      • Poor Arch Support
      • Poor Stability
      • Wears Out Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training

      Comments about Womens New Balance 1012 Running Shoe:

      I think these shoes are comfortable!!! But it doesn't have enough support or a good stability as I wear orthotics that made my feet "go out" instead of keeping my feet straight. My ankles hurt a lot when my feet are not straight while running, walking, etc. I require a lot of support, cushioning, stability (pronation control) since I have very flat and flexible feet, unfortunately. I think these are the wrong shoes for those who have very flexible, flat feet and need pronation control shoes.

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

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love this shoe!

      By Sunni's Mom

      from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Walking

        Comments about Womens New Balance 1012 Running Shoe:

        The best pair of running shoes I have owned in a long time, I would liken walking in the shoes the first time to laying my head in that big fluffy pillow at the four seasons hotel!

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Shoe!

        By cajunlady

        from Pierre Part, LA

        About Me Rarely Workout

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • With Orthotics/Inserts

        Comments about Womens New Balance 1012 Running Shoe:

        I had foot surgery 18 months ago, & need surgery on the other foot, which I now wear an orthotic brace. The shoe fits very well with the bulky brace, is very comfortable, & looks sporty.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Well Cushioned Stable Shoe

        By JK

        from Arizona

        About Me Gym Rat

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Wears Out Quickly

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Womens New Balance 1012 Running Shoe:

        This is my third pair of this model. I am a dedicated New Balance fan with flat arches. Shoe is very comfortable and light given the amount of support. I found that it works best with the Road Runner cushion insoles.
        The only (minor) demerit is the relatively high rate of wear when running on pavement. They wear well on the treadmill.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Comfortable shoes

        By Sunrise Fan

        from Fremont, MI

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Good Traction
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Walking

          Comments about Womens New Balance 1012 Running Shoe:

          I like the room. I ordered a Wide and they have good room in the toes.

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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A Classic Improved

          By CatDoc Jen

          from Southern Oregon

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Womens New Balance 1012 Running Shoe:

          I've been a fan of the 1011 for years now and the 1012 is just as good. Yes, it's a heavier shoe than some other stability models, but if you have pronation problems like me and need something stable and solid, then you need this shoe. I never had any problems with IT Band issues while wearing the 1011, then when I switched to a different brand, I had significant issues. When I switched back to my New Balance, the problem resolved. It's not a highly cushioned shoe, but it's a sturdy one. I will definitely keep the 1012 in my rotation.

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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          2 weeks after purchase I bought another

          By Trish

          from Woodbine, NJ

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Pronation Control

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • With Orthotics/Inserts

            Comments about Womens New Balance 1012 Running Shoe:

            These accommodate my orthotics and the combination is not brick like but very supportive. I've had a lot of trouble with bunion pain and since switching to these, pain is greatly improved.

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

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This shoe is a dream!

            By Jen loves to play

            from Michigan

            About Me Gym Rat

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Walking

              Comments about Womens New Balance 1012 Running Shoe:

              I have always had horribly flat feet, and never had a shoe that took away the pain entirely, even with orthotics. I can happily say that a few days ago I walked all day for the first time with absolutely no pain, thanks to these incredible shoes. I no longer have the same old struggles with pronation, and wear these shoes for workouts, long walks, around the house; in general, everywhere I can! They are light with a mesh that breathes well (so no sweaty feet after a workout!) and the fit is perfect, adjusting to snug in around the middle of my foot and a nice wide toe box so my toes have room to move. My only complaint was it took me several "test runs" to get the laces and midsection adjusted just the way I wanted, but trial and error quickly solved that. I have already recommended this shoe to multiple friends and family members, and would recommend it to anyone else!

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Low Arch
               
              2.0

              Very Heavy Shoe

              By RunningDiva

              from Okinawa, Japan

              About Me Gym Rat

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Durable
              • Pronation Control

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Gym

              Comments about Womens New Balance 1012 Running Shoe:

              I'm about 5'4 and weigh 160 lbs so I'm on the heavy side but run about 25 miles a week. I've been in the lookout for a good running shoe and was professional fitted for shoes with MC due to my flat feet and constant toe injuries. This shoe is comfortable but not good for running. They feel like bricks on my feet and I'm so sore the next day that I have to make it an easy run. I'm sending them back and try for something lighter. Also order your size although it states to order up they run big.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels half size too big
              • Width:
              • Feels too wide
              • Arch Type:
              • Low Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              3.0

              Know Your Feet Before You Buy

              By D Taylor

              from Syracuse, NY

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

              • Cushions Impact
              • Durable
              • Good Traction
              • Pronation Control

              Cons

              • Poor Arch Support
              • Uncomfortable

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Womens New Balance 1012 Running Shoe:

              Shoe is very wide. Reccomended to me as a heavy runner but not all heavy runners have wide feet. Able to manage with an orthotic and thicker socks but still not a perfect fit. As a runner with flat feet would have liked more arch support. This shoe is a motion control shoe but if you are a supinator (roll out) and not a pronator (roll in) this shoe isn't the best option for you.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels half size too big
              • Width:
              • Feels too wide
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              2.0

              Too big

              By Brittany

              from WV

              Comments about Womens New Balance 1012 Running Shoe:

              This says to buy a half size up, I bought my usual size and it was at least a full size too big.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels full size too big
              • Width:
              • Feels too wide
              • Arch Type:
              • Low Arch
               
              5.0

              Comfortable shoe

              By Joyful Walker

              from Danville, CA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Lightweight
              • Pronation Control

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Walking

                Comments about Womens New Balance 1012 Running Shoe:

                After trying several different shoes after foot surgery, this one was the MOST comfortable.

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

                Very comfortable and good quality

                By the walker

                from Lincolnton, NC

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Walking

                  Comments about Womens New Balance 1012 Running Shoe:

                  I had knee surgery and needed a good shoe to help me because my foot turns inward.

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

                  Great Shoe!

                  By Lisa

                  from Poughkeepsie, NY

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Durable
                  • Fits orthotics
                  • Good Traction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • With Orthotics/Inserts

                    Comments about Womens New Balance 1012 Running Shoe:

                    I just love New Balance. They make the best shoe for someone with a low arch.

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

                    wonderful walking/running shoe

                    By lanagregory

                    from NLR, AR.

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Durable
                    • Good Arch Support
                    • Good Traction
                    • Great motion control
                    • Great with Jeans
                    • Lightweight
                    • Pronation Control

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Womens New Balance 1012 Running Shoe:

                      This shoe makes all the difference whether you are walking or running. It keeps your foot straight and feeling wonderful.

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

                      It's a PERFECT TEN(12) - HAS IT ALL!

                      By BJ Bear

                      from Keswick VA

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Feels like a glove
                      • Fits orthoticsinserts
                      • Good Arch Support
                      • Lightweight
                      • Pronation Control

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Walking

                        Comments about Womens New Balance 1012 Running Shoe:

                        Never dreamed I would find the perfect shoe. The first shoe ever that allows more comfort while it's on than off.

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

                        I love my shoes

                        By trish

                        from dexter mo

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Durable
                        • Good Arch Support
                        • Good Traction
                        • Great with Jeans
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • With Orthotics/Inserts

                          Comments about Womens New Balance 1012 Running Shoe:

                          I have used you before and was very happy and again I am happy. I would only ask for a variety of colors. I love the black and hot pink.

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

                          I would definitely buy this product agai

                          By Sister

                          from Little Rock, AR

                          About Me Rarely Workout

                          Pros

                          • Breathable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Cushions Impact
                          • Lightweight
                          • Pronation Control

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • With Orthotics/Inserts

                            Comments about Womens New Balance 1012 Running Shoe:

                            Bought shoe following rehab after bone graft and screw placement (on lt.) moderate to severe bunion on rt., foot always painful until now. Toebox is large, relieves pressure on my overlapping toes. Still unsure about benefit to lt. but I am only 1 wk out of cast.

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

                            No sore toes!

                            By Sierra gal

                            from Quincy, Ca.

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Breathable
                            • Comfortable
                            • Cushions Impact
                            • Good Traction
                            • Pronation Control
                            • Toe box feels great

                            Cons

                            • No cons great shoe

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Womens New Balance 1012 Running Shoe:

                            This shoe feels good all day. On the days I don't run I wear them just for comfort. The toe box accommodates my arthritic crooked toes! My feet also seem cooler on the hottest days.

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

                            Another good motion control shoe from NB

                            By Mom on the run for sanity!

                            from Fenton, MI

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Durable
                            • Good Arch Support
                            • Good Traction
                            • Pronation Control

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Womens New Balance 1012 Running Shoe:

                              I run about 35 miles a week, and have very flat feet which means I need a durable, motion-control shoe. Like the NB 1011, this shoe fits the bill. I've run in more flexible motion control shoes but they just don't hold-up to the miles. These shoes are a great value. I'll be buying more.

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels true to size
                              • Width:
                              • Feels true to width
                              • Arch Type:
                              • Low Arch
                               
                              4.0

                              Very stable. I would buy another pair.

                              By Max's mom

                              from Helena, MT

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact
                              • Durable
                              • Good Traction
                              • Lightweight
                              • Pronation Control

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Trail Running

                                Comments about Womens New Balance 1012 Running Shoe:

                                I run on trails with these shoes and love the stability and cushioning.

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

                                Best shoe ever!

                                By jilly

                                from san antonio

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • Heavy

                                Best Uses

                                • Gym

                                Comments about Womens New Balance 1012 Running Shoe:

                                best shoe ever!

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

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