Mens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe

Men's New Balance 1260v2

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Men's NEW BALANCE® 1260V2 :: Enjoy stability with the New Balance® 1260v2. You'll experience the ultimate blend of plush comfort and balanced stability when you slip on these revamped, re-energized trainers. Your feet will love the way they connect with the road, thanks to the 1260v2's lower heel height, while a combo of Stabilicore™ medial posting and dual T-beams keep your gait strong and true. Perfect for mild to moderate overpronators, the Men's New Balance® 1260v2 will blow you away with its superior engineering and light, nimble ride. 11.9 ounces

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:

  • Enjoy a balanced run, thanks to the Stabilicore™ technology, a medial support system that smooths your transition from heel strike to toe-off
  • Feel even more supported by the 1260v2's dual-sided T-beam system; these flexible, light TPU shanks stabilize the midfoot, enhancing torsional stability and offering a more effective arch support
  • You'll appreciate these trainers' low-riding shape and feel, made possible by a minimal heel drop and N2 cushioning, a durable, responsive technology that allows more contact with the road
  • Expect to feel less shock on impact, thanks to ACTEVA™ LITE midsoles, crafted from premium foam that resists compression set and weighs 24 percent less than traditional foams
  • Enjoy a run that's free from bunching, chafing and irritation with no-sew uppers with welded seam technology
  • Your feet will feel fresh, cool and dry with the help of mesh uppers
  • Experience better traction and durability with Ndurance® rubber compound
Product NBA1536 Review

Specifications:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  1260

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Mens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe
 
3.8

(based on 30 reviews)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (21)
  • Cushions impact (21)
  • Breathable (18)
  • Arch support (12)
  • Lightweight (11)

Cons

  • Poor cushioning (4)
  • Uncomfortable (4)
  • Narrow / tight (3)
  • Poor support / stability (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (19)
  • Trail running (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      93% 

      (28 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      90% 

      (27 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (26), High arch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (14), Casual/ recreational (10), Gym rat (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29)

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5.0

Best 1260 ever

By lingardi

from Pembroke Pines,FL

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

    Best 1260 ever...used to feel clunky, but now they feel. Light and fast..using them for NYC Marathon....switched from Kayano 18's..Both are great shoes but the 1260's are smoother for my style of running

    • 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

    All around awesome!

    By air runner

    from New Hampshire

    About Me Gym Rat

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable
    • Good Traction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

      Currently training for my third marathon. This is by far the most comfortable shoe that I have used for long distance training. Seems much lighter to me than other stability sneakers that I have used.

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

      color isn't everythng

      By mike

      from old bridge nj

      About Me Gym Rat

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Nothing negative to say

      Best Uses

      • Gym

      Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

      found out i had high arches and the sneaker solved the issue

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • High Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      2.0

      Size Up Carefully

      By Maccabi

      from Port Washington, NY

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Narrow / Tight

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

        I've been running regularly for nearly 42 years. Have always sized up a half size to 8.5 D, which I did with this shoe. First time ever I couldn't get my foot into a running shoe because it was so snug. I bought the 9 EE to replace these and the fit was PERFECT.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels full size too small
        • Width:
        • Feels too narrow
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        So far so good

        By @runwithnick

        from Kansas City, MO

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Arch Support
        • Good Traction

        Cons

        • Retains Moisture

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

        Good shoes other than in the dog days of summer they become saturated with sweat.

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

        Perfect Fit Shoes

        By Ray - Marathon Runner

        from Las Vegas, NV

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Endurance Training

          Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

          I got these shoes for marathon training and they are exactly what I wanted. They are light weight, durable, fashionable and fit perfect. I Highly recommend these shoes to anyone looking for a great running shoe.

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

          Stability+: What's This? [what's this?

          By Daideo

          from Germantown, MD

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

            Running on road @20miles/wk

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

            Great shoe

            By Finn MacCool

            from Park Rapids, MN

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Endurance Training

              Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

              I am a 240 lbs. marathon runner and these shoes are great. It always seems like I have to give up something to get a running shoe suitable for my size, but this one seems to have it all. I've only used them for a few weeks so we will see how they continue to perform as they get some miles on them. I would recommend these shoes to everyone.

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

              Love NB quality

              By Leslie

              from North Augusta, SC

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                I have always had the best quality shoe from NB. I have always run in NB and will always tell my friends. Also the delivery time from RR is unbelievably fast. Prices are great also.

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

                The shoe is over rated.

                By JD

                from Wisconsin

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Poor Cushioning
                • Poor Stability
                • Uncomfortable

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                The shoe is cut to low around the ankle, the tongue is too narrow and they feel like a stone is in the arch when you walk.

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

                Good pair of shoes

                By jt

                from San Jose, CA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Good Arch Support

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                  Road running , gym running

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

                  Great shoe

                  By Terry

                  from Clovis,Ca

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                    I have ran in NB for many years. I ran in the 1260 when it first came out. Really liked that shoe. I wear a 10 1/2 D width and it fit very well. The 1260v2 fits too snug in the 10 1/2 D. NB recommends 1/2 size up in fit. I followed this advice on my second pair of 1260v2s and the fit is perfect. Very comfortable. Glad I didn't change shoes. Definitely recomment this shoe. It is very easy to run in and fits very well in the right size!

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • Average Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    1.0

                    Inadequate Replacement

                    By GT

                    from La Quinta, CA

                    About Me Gym Rat

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Traction

                    Cons

                    • Narrow / Tight
                    • Uncomfortable

                    Best Uses

                    • Gym

                    Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                    Tried these as a replacement for Saucony Hurricanes. Big mistake. The footpad is very thin and not very smooth at all. I feel the construction of the shoe in the bottom of my feet, like my socks are bunched - and they aren't.

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

                    Less durable more flimsy

                    By bob

                    from naples fl

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact

                    Cons

                    • Wears Out Quickly

                    Best Uses

                    • Trail Running

                    Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                    run daily. these shoes barely last 90 days and soles peel off and melt away.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • Average Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    1.0

                    NB 1260v2 Review

                    By Drew

                    from Afghanistan

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Poor Arch Support
                      • Poor Cushioning
                      • Uncomfortable

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                      Purchased these to replace my NB 763's which I have run in for years. After running about 20 miles in the 1260s, my right foot went numb and I ended up with sharp right knee, hip, and lower back pain, something I never experienced with the 763s. I returned the shoes for an exchange thinking the arch support was defective. The second pair corrected that issue, but now, the shoes make my feet feel like they are on fire and are rubbing my soles red. I have tried different lacings, socks, running conditions, and all no no avail. I have never experienced this under any conditions before. I gave it a shot. Sticking with NB, but the 1260s are not the shoe for me.

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

                      They are great - will buy again!

                      By runner guy

                      from Wisconsin

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • With Orthotics/Inserts

                        Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                        Have worn lots of NB - 30+ yrs. worth - these are the best ones for a long time. More room above your toes for comfort than the 1260's

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

                        Have gone through several pairs

                        By JR

                        from Yuma, AZ

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                          I have run the Chicago Marathon and a marathon in Chile in 1260s. In addition, several half marathons and shorter distances in these shoes. Hopefully, New Balance does not discontinue the 1260v2 too soon.

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

                          Change is Difficult

                          By MikeSkier

                          from Philadelphia, PA

                          About Me Gym Rat

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Breathable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                            After years and years of running on the NB763, I could no longer get them in my size, even from RRS, so I was forced into a new shoe. While the 1620 isn't a one-for-one replacement, I am quite pleased with how they fit, feel, and wear after my first dozen runs. I was extremely pleased with how they felt on the "out-of-box" first workout. I recommend a two-pair approach for everyday running.

                            Service and delivery comments:

                            Service and Delivery are RRS' core competency. Ordered on Wednesday from the east coast and had them for my Saturday morning run!

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

                            ...BETTER THAN 993's

                            By Joe

                            from Beaumont, CA

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Breathable
                            • Comfortable
                            • Cushions Impact
                            • Fast
                            • Good Traction
                            • Lightweight
                            • Pronation Control

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                              I purchased these to replace my endangered 993's, which I loved.
                              My fastest 10K came wearing these 1260v2's and I couldn't be happier. They're great as a training shoe or a racing shoe if you're a recreational runner. They're lightweight, comfortable and fast. Get some.

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

                              Love 'em

                              By Hineconsult

                              from Tequesta, FL

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact
                              • Good Arch Support

                              Cons

                              • Poor Stability

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                              Good value for my 13 4X foot!

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

                              awesome shoes

                              By Nichi

                              from California

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Trail Running

                                Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                                great shoes

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

                                Good shoe!

                                By Greg

                                from Denver, CO

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • - 30 Miles A Week And
                                • Comfortable
                                • Cushions Impact
                                • Durability Other Nb
                                • Durable
                                • Have Been Running For The
                                • I Especially Like Its
                                • Last 29 Years Made In
                                • Makes It Very Comfortable
                                • One It Really Cushions
                                • Pleased With This Shoe
                                • Relatively Fast Not This
                                • Shoes Have Worn Out
                                • The Impact Well I Run 25
                                • The Low Drop From Heel To
                                • This Is A Very Good Shoe
                                • Usa Too I Am Very

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                                  This is a very good shoe. The low drop from heel to toe makes it very comfortable. Some of the other NB shoes that I have used in the past wore out relatively fast. Not this one! Good durability! I have been running for 29 years and usually put in 25-30 miles per week on pavement. These shoes also have good support and look good too. Made in the U.S.A. is also a big plus. I am very pleased with 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

                                  By Dave the jogger

                                  from Woodland Hills, CA.

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Breathable
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Cushions Impact
                                  • Durable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                                    I run an average of 15 to 20 miles a week on the neighborhood streets. Since I was poperly outfited with this shoe and it's predecessor versions at Roadrunner, I have avoided pain in my knees and hips that I experienced before. Great shoe, and great service.

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

                                    I would buy this product again

                                    By Trevor

                                    from Temecula, CA

                                    About Me Gym Rat

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Road Running

                                      Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                                      Overall very satisfied with the shoe. I wouldn't buy a different one

                                      • Sizing:
                                      • Feels true to size
                                      • Width:
                                      • Feels true to width
                                      • Arch Type:
                                      • High Arch
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No
                                       
                                      1.0

                                      Not Happy

                                      By ProfessorH

                                      from Philadelphia, PA

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Pros

                                      • Pronation Control

                                      Cons

                                      • Narrow / Tight
                                      • Poor Cushioning
                                      • Uncomfortable

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                                        I have been buying the NB 1200 series since it was first offered, on the whole while some versions were better than others they all provided good stability and cushioning. The 1260V2, however, is a horrible shoe that provides stability at the cost of cushioning. They are closer to a racing flat than a training shoe – very little if any flex. I started buying NB shoes in the early 70's because they were the only company that offered wide sizes (I normally wear a size 9, 3 or 4E). I purchased my 1260V2's in my usual NB size – 9.5, 4E; although the label says 4E they feel like a 2E. Given that I waited a couple of months after buying to run in them and could not return them I just dumped them in the trash.

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

                                        Excellent, comfortable shoe

                                        By Dr. K

                                        from San Diego

                                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Pavement

                                          Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                                          I always loved New Balance due to comfortable width and good weight/stability balance. I had a pair ot 1260s for a long time and loved them. I am 180 lbs, average arch, and run about 15 mi/wk (50 mi/mon). I admit that I did remove the stock insole and replaced it with a sturdier Polysorb insole to be better arch support but without creating any pressure points...this combination works great. I recently bought the new 1260v2 (why change brands when the old one was working well) and love it. It feels a bit lighter, but more stable than the 1260 (but this may just be the effect of a new shoe vs. the older worn-out feel of my 1260s. Highly recommended.
                                          DrKfromSD

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

                                          So Far great Shoe!

                                          By Tireman6

                                          from Urbana, OH

                                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                          Verified Reviewer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • With Orthotics/Inserts

                                            Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                                            Like these, but not as much as my 1226's. Wish they had the bubble laces.

                                            • Sizing:
                                            • Feels true to size
                                            • Width:
                                            • Feels true to width
                                            • Arch Type:
                                            • Average Arch
                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No
                                             
                                            3.0

                                            nice, but not for me

                                            By Eric.

                                            from Twain Harte, CA

                                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                            Verified Reviewer

                                            Pros

                                            • Comfortable
                                            • Cushions Impact

                                            Cons

                                            • Heavy
                                            • Poor Arch Support

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Road Running

                                            Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                                            I picked these up to replace my Saucony Hurricane 14s, which even though magically good, were too narrow in 2E. I have cut the side out of the left Saucony to make room for my foot.

                                            The 1260s are heavier, klunkier and have a bigger heel than the Sauconys. I've gone on two runs in the 1260s, 10 & 6 miles, and find I prefer the light weight and lower heel of the Sauconys. The left 1260 is still too narrow for my foot, and I would have to cut the side out to eliminate any pressure. I don't like the shoes enough to modify them, so the 1260s are going back.

                                            On the plus side, except for the width issue the 1260s were perfectly comfortable. They are well cushioned. The heel seems cusioned enough for heel strikers. There is lots of padding around the back of the ankle.

                                            On the minus side, the right shoe seemed to stress and tire my right arch. Maybe there isn't the right kind of arch support for me, or maybe I just needed more miles to acclimate my feet to the shoes. I'll never know. Now that I think if it, my right knee bothered me after both runs as well. I don't think this was a cushioning issue, so I'll just chalk it up to the relative heft of the shoe. Here's a nit - the tread has lots of little sipes. These are probably good for rain, but on the trail they pick up lots of little pebbles.

                                            • Sizing:
                                            • Feels true to size
                                            • Width:
                                            • Feels true to width
                                            • Arch Type:
                                            • Average Arch
                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No
                                             
                                            3.0

                                            Downgrade from original 1260

                                            By DT

                                            from San Diego

                                            About Me Gym Rat

                                            Pros

                                            • Breathable

                                            Cons

                                            • Poor Cushioning

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Road Running

                                            Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                                            Loved the 1260 and jumped on the chance to get the black 1260v2. Unfortunately it is almost a completely different shoe. Not in good way.

                                            The cushioning is drastically reduced. They are now rock hard. It seems the materials have been downgraded and the technical design over simplified. It is almost as if this shoe is a budget version before the 1260 not its heir. The toe box plastic material is now also rolled over the toes (like the 1080) rather than in front as it was in the original.

                                            Still a nice shoe, but NB messed up this time. It is a completely different shoe than the 1260 which was plush while being supportive and nice to look at. I will be waiting on a re-run of the original 1260's.

                                            • 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)

                                             
                                            4.0

                                            Disappointing

                                            By Bubba

                                            from Chicago, IL

                                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                            Pros

                                            • Breathable
                                            • Fast
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Very Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                            • Poor Stability
                                            • Weak heal support

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Trail Running

                                            Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                                            I am a heavy runner 222 lbs that runs marathons. I would recommend these shoes for lighter runners, but not for heavy runners. Lacks support and cushioning, especially in the heals. On a postive note this is a very light shoe.

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

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