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Mens New Balance 1260 Running Shoe

Men's New Balance 1260

Item #NBA1508
MSRP:$144.95
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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

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:

  • 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

No 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)

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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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