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Womens New Balance 1226 Running Shoe

Women's New Balance 1226

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Women's NEW BALANCE® 1226 :: Like to rack up the miles? Get lots of cushioning and support in the updated women's New Balance® 1226 featuring greater heel impact absorption, durable stability, and the best-fitting, most supple upper ever! PL-1 Last - Performance fit. 10.4 ounces

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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:

  • ABZORB FL Midsole: Exceptional full-length cushioning from heel to toe
  • N-ergy Heel: Provides maximum cushioning during heel strike
  • Soft pliable yet durable upper materials: Improved upper materials provide a better first fit and feel
  • Stabilicore: Provides moderate stability
Product NBA1463 Review

Specifications:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  1225
  • Country of Origin: China

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Womens New Balance 1226 Running Shoe
 
4.6

(based on 34 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (35)
  • Breathable (29)
  • Cushions impact (25)
  • Lightweight (21)
  • Arch support (16)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (23)
    • Walking (3)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        88% 

        (28 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        88% 

        (30 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (25), Low arch (4), High arch (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (21), Casual/ recreational (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (24), Yes (3)

    Reviewed by 34 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Everyone should experience this shoe

    By Bayshore Babe

    from Tampa, FL

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Womens New Balance 1226 Running Shoe:

    These last a lot longer than any of my other running shoes. The treads don't wear down as fast. I don't know why I don't see more people running in these shoes.

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    LOVE THESE~SHOES!

    By Kaycee

    from Bradenton, Florida

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • BEST EVER
    • BEST PRICE I FOUND
    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Fast
    • Good Arch Support
    • Good Traction
    • Great comfort
    • Great shoes

    Cons

    • NONE I CAN THINK OF

    Best Uses

    • Gym

    Comments about Womens New Balance 1226 Running Shoe:

    Same shoes in the shoe store cost considerably more than these same shoes at this company...Very pleased with the performance, quality and amount of money I saved because I really wanted these shoes after trying them on in the shoe store. Thanks to Road Runner Sports I have the greatest shoes to run in.

    • 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)

     
    5.0

    Best shoe yet

    By Robin

    from Little Rock, AR

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Pavement

      Comments about Womens New Balance 1226 Running Shoe:

      Training for a half marathon, liked the NB 1225 but love the NB 1226 (lighter and fit better). Already bought a second pair.

      • 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

      likey

      By regan

      from indianapolis, in

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Good Arch Support
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Womens New Balance 1226 Running Shoe:

        I am a big fan of the 1224... but I think NB is trying to phase out that model. So, I have tried the next best thing: the 1226. It has a similar fit, but lighter and more breathable. The arch supports are prominent in these, but are a little too far towards the heel for my liking. Overall they are comfortable and durable, and I will probably buy these again.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Happy with the improvements

        By Running Mommy

        from IN

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Womens New Balance 1226 Running Shoe:

          I have been in the 1225's and have been pretty happy with them. I needed a new pair and seen the1226's came out. I was in a 9B. When I tried on the 1226, I actually had to go with a 9D because the toe box ran a bit more narrow. Other than that, I am pretty happy with them so far. The tongue has more cushion and they feel more breathable. The laces are so much better than the 1225s!!! Overall, so far I am happy with them.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels too narrow
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice Update

          By Alison

          from San Diego

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Womens New Balance 1226 Running Shoe:

            Love the update to this shoe. I love my 1225's but the new version seems so much lighter and closer to the ground. I also like that it seems so much more cushioned but not too soft so my feet don't get too tired.

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

            Love this shoe

            By dasies mom

            from Burlington, NC

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Womens New Balance 1226 Running Shoe:

              These were a gift for my 15 yr old daughter who is running at school in PE. She had awful shin splints with her old shoes and these seem to have settled the problem. She likes them very much.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Low Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              4.0

              Really Like

              By Pamela

              from Kearny, NJ

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • I don't have any

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Womens New Balance 1226 Running Shoe:

              I originally had the NB 400, when running on my treadmill I didn't have any problem, but once I started outside on the sidewalk/street I ended up bruising my heel. I then did research and which led me to realize that I needed Pronation Control. Very pleased with the first use of the NB1226. Have been running in them for 3 weeks now, no more problems.

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

              This is a truly great shoe!!!

              By Jennie

              from San Diego, CA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Good Arch Support
              • Great with Jeans
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Womens New Balance 1226 Running Shoe:

                  This is the shoe I have been searching my entire life for. I have always had a hard time finding shoes to fit my feet, that were comfortable. I would always have to go through the excruciating pain of "breaking in" my shoes, I did not have to do that with these, they were comfortable from the minute I put them on. They are worth every penny!!!

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

                  Like 'em

                  By oakley

                  from San Antonio, TX

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Womens New Balance 1226 Running Shoe:

                    Very pleased...better than the 1225's. Feels like there's more room in the toe box. I love the great support and comfort. Thumbs up.

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

                    Cushioned support and stability

                    By dirod63

                    from Dallas, TX

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Walking

                      Comments about Womens New Balance 1226 Running Shoe:

                      I wear a wide shoe. When I tried on the NB 1226, it fit perfect. I am a diabetic and usually on my feet 12 hours a day and they give my feet great stability, adequate cushion and arch support.

                      • 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)

                       
                      5.0

                      Best Shoe ever!

                      By Angeland3Js

                      from Burbank, CA

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Durable
                      • Good Traction
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Womens New Balance 1226 Running Shoe:

                        Great shoes, this is my second pair and I have a third pair already. The shoes are light and offer great stability. I have a high arch and wear an insert in the shoe, there is more than enough room.

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

                        LOVE these shoes!!!!

                        By shelliebebe

                        from San Leandro, CA

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Fast
                        • Great with Jeans
                        • Lightweight
                        • Pronation Control

                        Cons

                        • Wears Out Quickly

                        Best Uses

                        • Wet Conditions

                        Comments about Womens New Balance 1226 Running Shoe:

                        I recently switched to these shoes from Saucony ProGrids. I love these. I have narrow feet and I didn't even have to order a Narrow size - just the regular B width. For average width feet, I can see that this might run a little tight. It's very light weight, very breathable and hugs my heel perfectly. I ran two full marathons and a half in these. They held up pretty good. I feel like it wore out quickly but I was training and running at least 15 miles per week for 6 months per my Garmin it lasted a good 500 some odd miles. I'm on my 2nd pair! and would buy a 3rd.

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

                        great pair of sneakers!

                        By kiki

                        from tampa,fl

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Womens New Balance 1226 Running Shoe:

                          great shoes..already got a second pair!

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

                          Run faster in comfort!

                          By Lynn

                          from Kingston,Canada

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Womens New Balance 1226 Running Shoe:

                            I have a narrow foot but two bunions.The NB really acommodate my odd faced shoe and allow me to run in comfort without slowing me down.

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

                            Great Shoe

                            By Trail Cat

                            from Santa Cruz, CA

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Womens New Balance 1226 Running Shoe:

                              I use these shoes whenever I run on pavement or on the treadmill. I use my older pairs for working out in the gym or walking my kids to school. I've never had a rub spot, pressure point, or any discomfort with this shoe. When I run on trail I use the Vibram, FiveFinger.

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

                              Put them on and go

                              By Cegruns

                              from Tivoli, NY

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Womens New Balance 1226 Running Shoe:

                                I previously wore the New Balance 1225 and loved them. I was pleasantly surprised by the 1226, no major changes in the fit and they were comfortable right out of the box.

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

                                LOVE LOVE LOVE These Shoes!

                                By 6lhaas

                                from Elizabeth, IL

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Womens New Balance 1226 Running Shoe:

                                  The first time I put on these shoes I was in heaven! They are so lightweight and comfortable. A friend of mine who is an avid runner tried mine on and had me order her a pair.

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

                                  I really like them. No blisters!!!

                                  By jjtonic75

                                  from Fort Madison, Iowa

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Breathable
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Durable
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Womens New Balance 1226 Running Shoe:

                                    I have really enjoyed these shoes. I ran in them the day after I got them and did not get any blisters. I have ran several miles in them already and love them.

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

                                    love this shoe

                                    By Debinx50

                                    from San Diego, CA

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Road Running

                                      Comments about Womens New Balance 1226 Running Shoe:

                                      this shoe was comfortable right out of the box, I wore for a 9 mile run with no problems, very very comfortable, however I ran 10 miles the following week with the sure feet insoles in this same shoe and it was horrible, uncomfortable, painful etc...I had a very difficult time running that day.
                                      This shoe for me stands perfect on it own, dont change a thing. Love this shoe, even over my Asiscs.

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

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