Mens New Balance 876 Trail Running Shoe

Men's New Balance 876

Item #NBA1458
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Men's NEW BALANCE® 876 :: So, you need a neutral cushioned trainer for running off-road? Look no further than the men's New Balance® 876, a highly responsive and lightweight shoe that features exceptional cushioning while providing the ground contact you expect. The new PL-1 last makes for a superb fit, seamless tongue construction keeps trail debris out while still feeling comfortable and non-constricting, and the new outsole accommodates a wider variety of terrains. 12.3 ounces

Category Type:

NEUTRAL [?]
If you have high arches and need minimal support, Neutral shoes are right for you. Your feet will guide themselves more naturally through each step for your perfect running gait. 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®: Provides excellent cushioning and durability
  • ACTEVA® Lite midsole: Premium lightweight cushioning
  • Dual Density Collar Foam: Added cushioning and durability
  • D3087OrthoLite® Insert: Enhances cushioning
  • SURE LACE™: Designed with a reciprocating wave pattern that will not untie under high performance
  • Synthetic/Mesh upper: Lightweight, supportive breathability
  • Rock Stop: Shock distribution plate that provides protection against rocks and debris
Product NBA1458 Review

Specifications:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  875

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Mens New Balance 876 Trail Running Shoe
 
4.2

(based on 11 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (9)
  • Good traction (7)
  • Rugged (7)
  • Durable (6)
  • Cushions impact (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trail running (9)
    • Mixed terrain (7)
    • All weather conditions (3)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        50% 

        (5 reviews)

        Feels true to size

         

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        89% 

        (8 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

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    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Lots of good ideas at work here.

    By Tyler

    from Costa Mesa, CA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Good Traction
    • Rugged

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • All Weather Conditions
    • Mixed Terrain
    • Trail Running
    • Wet Weather

    Comments about Mens New Balance 876 Trail Running Shoe:

    On the fit:

    I have a narrow foot, a little on the bony side, and a high arch. I usually wear a size 11/1/2, but I tried the 876s on in an 11. I didn't expect them to fit all that well; NBs tend to fit me too wide in the toe box; but these were nice and snug. One of the reasons is the integrated neoprone tongue construction. It wraps around the foot evenly which helps prevent specific pressure points. The heel fit is pretty rigid without being stiff and chafing. So far, my longest run in these shoes has been about 16 miles and a ton of elevation in some rocky, gravely terrain. afterwards, my feet didn't bother me at all--no blisters or sore spots. always a nice surprise. I always recommend against orthotics or custom insoles; run with proper form and let your foot muscles become strong enough on their own. these shoes have a "neutral" arch support, which means they offer less support, so if your arches are high already it would be a shame to hamper that arch with a cushion underneath it.

    On the construction:

    My only criticism of the shoe is that it's a little heavy. I'm very much a minimalist runner, but I've come to the realization that, when it comes to any kind of distance trail running, durable shoes will save you--whether it be from a sprain, a slip, or a bruised footbed. That said, these shoes are a little on the heavy side, and I noticed that immediately when I tried them on against other shoes. It's not a huge difference, only a couple ounces, and the shoes are very streamlined; but for people accustomed to minimalist footwear these shoes will feel heavy at first. Overall, though, the weight does NOT take away from the shoe's performance. The shoe tracks very well in dirt, gravel, rocks, and even mud, and the tread doesn't collect debris in its crevices. The tongue construction does an excellent job of keeping debris out of the shoe, though. The shoe breathes well when wet too, and the vents along the outside keep my feet from overheating. Another cool concept, though small, are the ribbed shoe laces. the ribs keep the laces from untying and loosening throgh the eye holes. This is a nice thing not to worry about 10 miles into a long run. I've put about 40 miles on these shoes so far, so they're still pretty young, but i've not noticed any visible external wear points.

    Overall, as a minimalist runner who understands the place a trail shoe fills in his closet, these shoes have thoroughly satisfied me. I can still maintain my light gait and midfoot strike, and my foot stays squarely in place over the duration of a long run. I would recommend NB fans to try this shoe on first, though, as I imagine it will fit those people with wider feet a little snugly.

    Great shoe, good price, and not nearly as heinously ugly as other trails shoes.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too small
    • Arch Type:
    • High Arch

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A Real Work Horse

    By Con Huevos

    from Pleasant Lake, MI

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Large toe box
    • Natural shape
    • Neutral Shoe

    Cons

    • Poor Traction
    • Street Sole Pattern

    Best Uses

    • Mixed Terrain
    • Road Running
    • Trail Running

    Comments about Mens New Balance 876 Trail Running Shoe:

    I am 5' 10", 175 lbs, high arches, and wear a 2E width. I have a neutral gait, with a little pronation on follow through.. I run 5-20+ miles a week depending on weather. I have used New Balances for about 40 years.
    I run on pavement, dirt, gravel, snow, mud, all of it.
    This is a true neutral shoe, and fits widths better than some other NB shoes. It is very comfortable and stable.
    I miss the open lug sole of the old 874 though. The 876 has a modified street pattern. It is less stable on gravel, rocks and tree nuts. It provides less cushioning. The traction is adequate side to side, but not so fore and aft. This means that running in snow or other low traction conditions will take twice the effort. It also means that slips and possible injuries are more likely. It does not self clean in sticky conditions.

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Ride for a trail shoe.

    By Trail Hammer

    from Phoenix, AZ

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Rugged

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mixed Terrain
      • Trail Running

      Comments about Mens New Balance 876 Trail Running Shoe:

      Nice trail shoe with a good fit but not too tight. Good enough to run on trails and some roads of shorter distance. Tread pattern is not overly aggressive which is fine with me, and has proven to be great for most trails and mountain runs. I have owned many different types of trail shoes, and as an avid trail runner I like this new one the best. If you over pronate this shoe is not for you.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too small
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
       
      4.0

      Great shoe, great traction

      By Hiker Bill

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight
      • Rugged

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mixed Terrain
        • Trail Running

        Comments about Mens New Balance 876 Trail Running Shoe:

        Great shoe for the trail. Good traction, foot support and relatively lightweight. I use with my orthodics and its working out fine.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too big
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Low Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Great shoe, Great price

        By les81more

        from Friendswood, TX

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Trail Running

          Comments about Mens New Balance 876 Trail Running Shoe:

          Good comfort, lightweight, and durable so far. I haven't put a lot of miles on them yet, so I can't guarantee durability. But I've only been satisfied with this shoe as of today. Excellent price too!

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

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          nice shoe too narrow for me

          By scottrun

          from peterborough on. can.

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Rugged

          Cons

          • Narrow / Tight

          Best Uses

          • Road Running
          • Trail Running

          Comments about Mens New Balance 876 Trail Running Shoe:

          too narrow need a 4E

          • Sizing:
          • Feels half size too small
          • Width:
          • Feels too narrow
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great shoe!

          By Enoch Grabarkowitz

          from East central southern Missouri

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable
          • Good Arch Support
          • Good Traction
          • Rugged

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Weather Conditions
            • Mixed Terrain
            • Mud Running
            • Trail Running
            • Walking
            • Wet Weather
            • Work

            Comments about Mens New Balance 876 Trail Running Shoe:

            These replace an earlier version of the same shoe that serviced me well for years. When they had done their duty for trail running, they became my everyday knockaround shoe, then finally got me through two serious mud runs earlier this year. I'm expecting the same excellent life from this shoe.

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

            Great shoe for trail running!

            By old man still running

            from Yorktown, Va

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Made in China

            Best Uses

            • Trail Running

            Comments about Mens New Balance 876 Trail Running Shoe:

            Hey New Balance - make these shoes in the USA - I will pay the $$ difference!

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

            Highly Rated

            By ZenFitness

            from Northern NJ

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Good Traction
            • Rugged

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Weather Conditions
              • Mixed Terrain
              • Trail Running

              Comments about Mens New Balance 876 Trail Running Shoe:

              Excellent shoe, and improvement over the 875 withe exception to the solitary RED color.This shoe has lasted extremely well (300 mls plus) and is still in great shape...runs a bit hard on the road but provides excellent stabilty and protection in technical trail running.Take note of the improved tounge, rubber compound for the sole (especially on the edges at the ball of the foot) and increased protective inserts on the sides of the foot (also at the ball).A great shoe at any price and in my opinion the best at the price point.If you like spongy shoes (Nike or Brooks - Cascadia), this is not your bird.

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

              Finally took care of the tongue--

              By Chuck

              from Portland Oregon

              Comments about Mens New Balance 876 Trail Running Shoe:

              Excellent Trail shoe and the design of the tongue is unique and a perfect solution to the past issues with the tongue sliding.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great shoe

              By northside runner

              from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

              About Me Gym Rat

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Durable
              • Good Arch Support
              • Good Traction
              • Rugged

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mixed Terrain

                Comments about Mens New Balance 876 Trail Running Shoe:

                Got these as a casual shoe, but I have been using them to jog on a couple of trails / tracks in my area.

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

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