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Mens New Balance 1260 Running Shoe

Men's New Balance 1260

Item #NBA1508
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Men's NEW BALANCE® 1260 :: The support you love in a softer package. Is that possible? The men's New Balance® 1260 says it is. Enjoy the same great support you've grown to love with an improved running experience. Wrap your feet in plush cushioning and enjoy stability for miles thanks to the wider base, improved fit, and softer Stabilicore®. 13.14 ounces

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Category Type:

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:

  • N-ergy: Superior cushioning that disperses impact forces while providing optimal cushioning
  • ABZORB FL Midsole: Maximum shock absorbtion and cushioning
  • 3M Reflectivity: Helps give visibility to the runners feet so they don't get hit by a passing vehicle
  • Full-Length ABZORB strobel board: Additional layer of cushioning under foot from heel to toe
  • Stabilicore: Provides superior medial support
  • Stability Web: Provides superior midfoot support
  • Ndurance rubber in heel area: Maximum durability in high use wear area
Product NBA1508 Review

Specifications:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  1226

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Mens New Balance 1260 Running Shoe
 
4.3

(based on 10 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Breathable (7)
  • Comfortable (7)
  • Cushions impact (4)
  • Pronation control (4)
  • Arch support (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Pavement (4)
    • Road running (4)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        70% 

        (7 reviews)

        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 (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (6), Casual/ recreational (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Reviewed by 10 customers

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    4.0

    Great stability shoe

    By Ron

    from Fort Mill, SC

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

    • Poor Cushioning
    • Wears Out Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens New Balance 1260 Running Shoe:

    Discovered I have a slight pronation, NB is the only road shoe I've found that has a width for my foot tat actually fits correctly. I wear a size 14 4E. Have tried Asics stability shoes in the past and could barely walk after a week, these fit like an old sweatshirt out of the box. Only knock I have is cushioning could be a little better but thicker socks will take care of that for me.

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

    Comfort and Stability

    By Ken

    from Washington, DC

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Endurance Training

      Comments about Mens New Balance 1260 Running Shoe:

      I run hard on my shoes -- lead foot of sorts -- but do long distance training for marathons. I really like the feel of this shoe, both in terms of comfort and support.

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

      Not bad for bigger runners

      By Runs like a Rhino

      from D.C.

      About Me Gym Rat

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable

      Cons

      • Wears Out Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens New Balance 1260 Running Shoe:

      Not bad for big runner but wore out quickly. I am 6'2" 235lbs so i cant be too surprised the heel wore out. Not sure how many miles i had on them but they only lasted from May to Oct for me and the heel had worn to the foam cushioning. I am going to try Brooks Beast next or maybe the Brooks Glycerin's

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

      My favorite shoe

      By CT Runner

      from Connecticut

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Pavement

        Comments about Mens New Balance 1260 Running Shoe:

        I used the 1226 for a few years and then started buying the 1260 when it came out. As far as I can tell, the two shoes look, perform, and wear about the same which is to say great.

        I'm 6'0" and 215 lbs with no mechanical problems. I buy two pair at a time and never wear the same pair two days in a row to give them time to dry out and the foam time to recover. These days I'm running almost exclusively in the gym about 20 miles per week and in that environment, two pair of 1260's have no trouble lasting a year.

        I've never had any sort of failure on these shoes, they just wear pretty evenly. I like their wide open mesh too. They breathe well and don't hold a lot of moisture. As for cushioning, they seem to do very well for me at 215 lbs. No injuries, ever.

        Unlike other reviewers, I find these shoes fit true to size. I wear a 10.5 US dress shoe and that's what I order in this shoe. They are comfortable and I never get blisters or feel my toes jamming into the front of the toe box. They may be just a little narrow but I like my running shoes tight.

        Hope this helps someone make a decision. Have fun and stay injury free.

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

        NB 1260's.

        By Phil

        from Northeren Indiana

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens New Balance 1260 Running Shoe:

            Been a New Balance fan for a number of years. Bought this shoe last year for running (20 miles a week or so). Great shoe, but I had to send my first pair back and go up a size. Yes, I know they usually say to go up 1/2 size and that was considered. My normal shoe size is a 13 and I normally get a 14 in my running shoes. I just felt as though the shoe was too short. Wore them around in the house the first day or so and sent them back for a size 15. These were like a half size too big, but would rather be too big than too small. All in all they have held up well and have not hurt my feet in any way. I'm getting ready to order another pair now that they've been put on the endangered list.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels full size too small
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            2.0

            Creaks and Caused Blisters

            By mike

            from MA

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

              Cons

              • Causes Blisters
              • Makes creaking noise

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mens New Balance 1260 Running Shoe:

                I've had good luck with New Balance running shoes since the 1220, and I really enjoyed the 1226. This is the first model I really haven't liked.

                I ordered two pairs. Both left shoes creaked when hitting pavement. This made for a bothersome creak-creak-creak as I ran.

                I also developed painful blisters with these brand-new shoes on my first couple of runs. That's never happened to me before.

                So, I returned both pairs for a refund and am trying out some different brands.

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

                in[*]credible

                By SC

                from Monterey, CA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • None that I can think of

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens New Balance 1260 Running Shoe:

                In the 90s, when I was in high school, I ran XC and was 9th in Western MA as a senior. I had Nike racers and always used a Saucony shoe (GRID Shadow?). Then, in 2008 I broke my left heel in a car accident, and needed new shoes.
                I went through several pairs of shoes (definitely Merrill and Saucony, nothing against these companies) before reading up online about a way to overcome this.
                Enter New Balance.
                I tried on a pair of the 1225's at a local sporting store, LOVED AND BOUGHT THEM WITHOUT HESITATION, then went home and found a cheaper pair online and ordered them, too.
                Cut to the chase, when I wore through the second pair I went looking for the same shoe, only to find that it isn't made anymore.
                I tried a few other NB shoes, in the 400s and 800s, but none really gave my left ankle the support it now needs, and I was discouraged.

                THESE SHOES ARE THE REMADE 1225s!!!!

                Way to be, New Balance, way to be. These shoes are amazing; I get the support I need and, yeah, life's good; they rock.
                I'm going to order another pair so I can use it in the gym! Running's difficult after the accident, but I walk all over in them, they'd be good on trails, too, as well as for running in.

                (I went with the black color, and it's great) (order a 1/2 size larger than normal)

                • Sizing:
                • Feels half size too small
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Good Shoe but a Bit Narrow

                By Daytona 500

                from Daytona Beaach, Florida

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Narrow / Tight

                Best Uses

                • Pavement

                Comments about Mens New Balance 1260 Running Shoe:

                The 1260 is a good shoe. Similar to the 1226 but a bit narrower in width. I was wearing a 11.5 D but had to return that size and go with a 11.5 2E.

                I also own the Brooks Trance 10 in 11.5 2E. Just as good with a little better cushion.

                Make sure you try these out BEFORE buying a pair or be prepared to send them back to RRS. These newer Super running shoes can be a bit narrower than the older design models.

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

                GOT IT RIGHT!

                By JPH

                from NJ

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Pavement

                    Comments about Mens New Balance 1260 Running Shoe:

                    Fantastic, big inprovement over the 1226. Great fit and a great run with support in all the right places. 5'9" 168lbs

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

                    NEW BALANCE 1260

                    By BUCKEYE RUNNER

                    from WARREN OHIO

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Good Arch Support

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Pavement

                      Comments about Mens New Balance 1260 Running Shoe:

                      THE 1260 IS A GREAT SHOE: GOOD SUPPORT PLUS A GREAT RIDE

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

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