Womens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe

Women's New Balance 1260v2

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Women's NEW BALANCE® 1260V2 :: You'll love the stability and comfort that treat your feet with the New Balance® 1260v2. Enjoy a luxurious ride with this updated version of an old favorite that features not only a lighter, leaner look, but a plush feel. Your feet and legs are sure to notice the difference with midsoles that absorb and redistribute shock on impact, and multiple cushioning technologies that give you a smooth ride. You'll connect to the road with a lower heel height that adds a new layer of experience to each run. Designed for mild to moderate overpronators, the Women's New Balance® 1260v2 weighs only 9.3 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 NBA1537 Review

Specifications:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  1260

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Womens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe
 
4.8

(based on 20 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (19)
  • Breathable (16)
  • Cushions impact (13)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Arch support (11)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (10)
    • Walking (4)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        89% 

        (17 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (19 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (14), High arch (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (11), Casual/ recreational (6), Gym rat (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (18)

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    4.0

    really comfy

    By Annie

    from Ottawa, Canada

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

      Really comfy and very light. A great pair of shoes.

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

      Solid shoe

      By outnback81

      from Spotsylvania, VA

      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 1260v2 Running Shoe:

        Was having some leg issues and these shoes have fixed it! This is my second pair and I hope they keep making them! I run 45 miles a week.

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

        Not for me but worth a try!

        By Runner for life

        from Orlando, FL

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Flexible

        Cons

        • Hot Spot Under Forefoot

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Womens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

        This shoe had the best step in feel of anything I've tried. Not too soft and not stiff. Support is excellent for neutral/mild over runner. The flexible forefoot allows carefree striding and the lowered drop felt great. The problem for me was that the flex points didn't match up with my foot and hot spots occurred by mile 2. So sad to return these...

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

        Support & comfort great

        By A nurse on her feet

        from North Carolina

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Walking

          Comments about Womens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

          So comfortable. I have problems with planter fascitis, and even though the shoes can't cure the problem, I have
          much less pain.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • High Arch
           
          5.0

          New Balance 1260V2

          By R. Strina

          from Bloomington, MN

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Womens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

            Best running/jogging shoes I have ever had!!!

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

            great fit!

            By Lamattino

            from Long Beach, CA

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Good Arch Support
            • Narrow heel
            • wide toe box

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • With Orthotics/Inserts

              Comments about Womens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

              great from the first run

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

              Great

              By tucson

              from Tucson, AZ

              About Me Gym Rat

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • With Orthotics/Inserts

                Comments about Womens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                Love these shoes! I've been running in them since the first version. I have bunions and overpronate, but these keep my feet stable and are wide enough to accomodate my feet. I take the insoles out and replace with my orthotics and they are great for running - no pain in my feet after running!

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

                Excellent

                By Kate

                from Oklahoma

                About Me Gym Rat

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Durable
                • Fast
                • Good Arch Support
                • Good Traction
                • GREAT Shoe
                • Lightweight
                • Pronation Control

                Cons

                • none

                Best Uses

                • Gym

                Comments about Womens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                Thought it was to short, but after I wor it a couple days, it was fine.

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

                Women's New Balance 1260v2

                By Mindy

                from Jamestown, NY

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Pavement

                  Comments about Womens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                  On my feet for majority of my 12 hour shift as a dialysis nurse. My feet do not ache like they did before I got these shoes. So far so good!

                  • 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 Loves Zumba

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Gym Rat

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Good Traction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gym

                    Comments about Womens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                    I mainly use this shoe at the gym, zumba is my favorite. I will do a walk in it as well. I keep buying this shoe, just the udated version. Great shoe!

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

                    Great support and cushion!

                    By Tokogirl

                    from Leavenworth, WA

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Pronation Control

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Womens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                      I do mostly trail running but need a shoe that can hit the road with good heel/forefoot cushion, stability and that will accommodate my orthotics. This shoe fit the bill and I am impressed that with the amount of support it still seems supple in the forefoot.

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

                      Great Shoe

                      By K in MA

                      from Stoughton, MA

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Walking

                        Comments about Womens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                        Just purchased these and I love them! I have some foot problems, and using the great roadrunner "dog", I have always found the right shoe. Great job Roadrunner!

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

                        Worth every penny

                        By Lbfactor

                        from Omaha, NE

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Durable
                        • Pronation Control

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Womens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                          This is my second pair which I've been wearing to train for a spring marathon. I previously wore the 1260 and love the v2 update. The shoe is definitely lighter without compromising support and comfort. I always size up a half size with New Balance for a perfect fit.

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

                          Great Experience

                          By CarrieCo.

                          from Tempe, AZ

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Walking

                            Comments about Womens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                            Love, Love, Love this shoe.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            Great shoes!! I will purchase them again

                            By Suzy Q.

                            from Ontario, CA.

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Breathable
                            • Comfortable
                            • Good Arch Support

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Pavement

                              Comments about Womens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                              Very comfortable, great fitting and wears really well.

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

                              So far, so great

                              By RunJunkie

                              from Colorado

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Womens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                                Trying this shoe for the first time. I *love* the feel of it; it allows a supported/cushioned but natural stride, with good flexibility for the ankles. The 8-mm drop also feels great in combination with the support of the shoe. This is literally one of the only road shoes that fits me properly now; I need some width for my forefeet, but my heels are quite narrow. I don't have to mess with alternative lacings--I can just put the shoes on and run! Of note: the only design element I am needing to monitor is the height of the toebox. It is quite shallow, so the tops of my toes are making contact with the mesh. The mesh has a lot of give, so I'm not having a problem with friction to this point. I do think New Balance should add a few millimeters of height to the toebox, though.

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

                                Great snug fit

                                By Silla

                                from Del Mar

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Womens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                                  Recovering from broken ankle (outer) and foot (5 th met) and needed a snug fitting shoe... This has been the best fit yet. Avid Asics fan...now a New Balance fan,,

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

                                  "This is my third pair"

                                  By Rusty

                                  from Laguna Niguel, CA

                                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Breathable
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Good Traction
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Walking

                                    Comments about Womens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                                    Stability was suggested by my foot doctor and this one worked the best for me. My foot is wide and the mesh design is forgiving. Love the new color combo.

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

                                    Great running shoe

                                    By 4scouts

                                    from Kansas City, MO

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Pros

                                    • Breathable
                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Cushions Impact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Good Traction
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • I Can't Think Of Any Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Womens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                                    I just got these in December after spending the last 6 months trying to find the right shoe for me--the last shoe I loved was discontinued. I have 2 different size feet--1/2 size different and really wide feet and these shoes fit great despite my personal deficiencies. I am going to stock up before this one gets discontinued.

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

                                    Highly recommended!

                                    By Chris Runs

                                    from Connecticut

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Road Running

                                      Comments about Womens New Balance 1260v2 Running Shoe:

                                      An annoying "niggle" in my left knee was making it more and more difficult to continue my practice of running 40 miles per week. I tried these because I've liked New Balance's neutral shoes, but wanted to see if more stability would help my knee issue. The additional stability did the trick. The 1260 is stable, but also relatively lightweight. It doesn't have that inflexible, brick-like feeling of other stability shoes I've tried in the past. I'm loving running again, and I have these shoes to thank for it.

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

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