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Womens New Balance 1260v4 Running Shoe

Women's New Balance 1260v4

Item #NBA1589
MSRP:$144.95
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Women's NEW BALANCE® 1260V4 :: Feel energized and connected to your strides without compromising support and superior cushioning when you run in the newly upgraded Women's New Balance® 1260v4. Feel spring-loaded on every step with this shoe's newly improved forefoot responsiveness that blends perfectly with its enhanced heel cushioning. Enjoy silky smooth transitions, compliments of the more supportive medial post, and experience an improved forefoot fit in the 1260v4's neoprene stretch tongue. 9.7 ounces

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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:

  • Post applied stability post: Smoother and more consistent support
  • Asymmetrical Heel Counter
  • ABZORB Crash Pad in the heel: Superior blend of foam cushioning and compression set, featuring DuPont Engage and slip-resistant rubber combined with a soft midsole and insert
  • Blown Rubber Outsole
  • N2 Cushioning Technology: Responsive, durable, sustainable cushioning system in a low profile execution that allows your foot to be lower to the ground
  • FantomFit upper: A skeletally engineered upper that provides ultralight support and fit
  • ACTEVA LITE in the forefoot: 24 percent lighter than standard midsole foam with optimal compression set properties
  • T-Beam: Lightweight, flexible TPU shank engineered to deliver optimum torsional stability and arch support through a unique center beam design
  • Heel-To-Toe Drop: 8mm
  • PL-1 Last
  • NBW2888
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4.2

(based on 20 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good cushioning (4)

Cons

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5.0

support and cushion

By B.R.

from Nashville, TN

Verified Buyer

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        I've been running in the 1260 model for 4 years now. I'm on my third pair of the v4 and I still love them. The v4 has the wide toe box I need as well as space in the instep to enable me to wear my orthotic (3/4 length PowerStep) AND the original insole. It is a stability shoe that isn't too heavy and the cushioning is just right for me, not too soft, just right. I average 30-40 miles per week with some weeks as high as 50 miles during marathon training. I trade out my shoes at about 400 miles, but these shoes have plenty of life left after that for everyday wear.

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        4.0

        Easy transition to this new pair of shoes

        By EatYoBeets

        from Michigan

        Verified Buyer

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              I ordered these shoes as I have been running in the 1260 v3's at the recommendation of a running store employee. These were a little more cushioned, and felt great when I first put them on. I have custom inserts, and they fit in the shoe perfectly. I had no problems breaking them in and they have been my primary running shoe for my half-marathon training. The fit is right-on.

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              4.0

              Love this shoe

              By MJ

              from Alabama

              Verified Buyer

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                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Great cushioning. Knees much happier!

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                    • No
                     
                    1.0

                    Toe box way too big

                    By Ruthie

                    from Wichita, KS

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                          I have to order 2A width running shoes and the sales person that helped me thought this New Balance shoe would work. When it arrived, I couldn't believe the toe box was huge. My foot slipped all over in it. I'm surprised it was labeled a 2A.
                          No thanks New Balance.

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                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Great shoes!

                          By I J Bellamy

                          from Baltimore, MD

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Stabilizing
                          • Supportive

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Great for walking

                            I have orthotic devices from my podiatrist. These shoes were the best fit for them. Plenty wide enough and comfortable for my feet.

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                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            Love them!

                            By Karen

                            from La Porte, IN

                            Verified Buyer

                            Great fit and cushioning for my 20 plus miles a week on road and treadmill. These replaced my prior 1260's and these have a better fit in the toe box.

                             
                            4.0

                            My go-to shoe

                            By VioletMountainMama

                            from Lander, WY

                            Pros

                            • Good cushioning
                            • Great stability
                            • Long Run Shoe
                            • Width Width

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • All Around Running Shoe
                              • marathon training

                              I've used NB for marathon training and racing. I've never had a blister or sore toe and they've been through miles and different socks. I like trying out other shoes but always come back to NB for long term comfort and reliability. I have high arches and wide feet, these come in a wide so I don't have to go up half size. Definitely worth the money, I will always keep one pair in rotation.

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                              4.0

                              Great road shoe

                              By Ultrarunner

                              from San diego

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Feels lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Expensive

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running All Distance

                              Have used this at 1/2 marathon but would use for marathon. Love New Balance shoes and the way you can feel your running but still cushioned . Feel nice and lightweight, hold feet well in shoe

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                              • No
                               
                              4.0

                              Really Good Fit

                              By Chris

                              from Springfield, Virginia

                              Verified Buyer

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                                    I run outside about 4 miles. I have bunionns and have tried lots of different shoes and these seem to be a good fit.

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                                    • No
                                     
                                    4.0

                                    wide toe box, no need to order wide

                                    By Roadtoad

                                    from Woodbury, MN

                                    Verified Buyer

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                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          New Balance is always a good choice. This shoe has a wide toe box so really not necessary to order in a wider width.

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                                          5.0

                                          Bought this style for over 6 years!

                                          By Ernie

                                          from Honolulu

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Excellent cushion & wide front

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                                                5.0

                                                The perfect shoe for Goldilocks!

                                                By Cheryl M.

                                                from Chicago, IL

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Breatheable
                                                • Generous toe box
                                                • Little break in needed
                                                • Moderate Even Cushioning
                                                • Moderate Heel-toe Drop

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Running
                                                  • Walking

                                                  This shoe is the perfect solution for people like me who are looking for a good blend of features. This shoe has just the right amount of pronation control to provide stability, but you don't notice it like you do in some other stability shoes. The cushioning is just right - not too firm, not too squishy. The toe box is roomy, but the heel cup is fitted just right. The heel-to-toe drop is also pretty moderate (8mm), so it's perfect for someone like me that does more walking than running. The shoes are breathable, but not so much that my feet get cold easily now that the morning temps are at 40 degrees. I only needed one session to break them in. They're also reasonably lightweight for a stability shoe (some are HEAVY!).

                                                  In short, this is an awesome shoe!

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                                                  • No
                                                   
                                                  4.0

                                                  Road Runner experience!

                                                  By Natalie

                                                  from PVE, CA

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Great looking

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Not As "healing" As Asics

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    I went to Road Runner because my chiropractor suggested I go for my plantar faciatus.(?).
                                                    Salvatore helped me and he was TERRIFIC! He listens very carefully, is so patient and knew exactly how to help me! He immediately came out with 2 pairs of shoes, Asics and NB. The Asics immediately made my knee feel better (my knees have bothered me as a result of my feet problems). I ended up joining as a VIP member and left with new insoles and 2 great pairs of shoes. The NB looked great (better than the Asics) they are not as healing to me but Salvatore recommended 2 pairs of shoes to trade off that it was better than 1 worn daily. I love both pairs.

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                                                    • No
                                                     
                                                    4.0

                                                    Love New Balance Shoes

                                                    By Jan

                                                    from NorthWest Wyoming

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Comfortable
                                                    • Lightweight

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Not for winter use

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • CASUAL WEAR
                                                    • Walking in town

                                                    I ordered this specific model to replace my older NB 806 All Terrain shoes. They are extremely comfortable but not built for cold or wet weather. Although they don't meet my need for winter wear I plan to keep them to replace my last pair of NB everyday shoes that are starting to lose their cushioning. I like the bright colors but honestly... I wouldn't care what color they were as long as I get the NB fit and comfort.

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                                                    • No
                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    wow

                                                    By Jenny

                                                    from Sunny NC

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                                                      Cons

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                                                          So I had 1260V2 that I bought on sale last winter and have been wearing those, then I needed new shoes and purchased the V4--LOVE THEM LOVE THEM. A wider toe box, and even though I didn't need it, they feel roomier. I didn't care about the colors, but they are awesome too and don't show dirt when I'm in the rain (or the fact they just aerated the neighborhood and the stuff is all over the roads and sidewalks). The laces stay tied thru and thru. There was NO breaking..took them out for 7 miles right off the bat and no regrets. I haven't need the orthotics yet since they are new;, but the old version fit fine when I needed to insert. Looking to buy another pair just incase they sell out!

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                                                          • No
                                                           
                                                          4.0

                                                          I SO Wanted this Shoe to Work for me

                                                          By Miss_Montana_Runs

                                                          from Big Sky Country

                                                          Verified Reviewer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Cushioned
                                                          • Look Great
                                                          • Made in USA

                                                          Cons

                                                          • Made Squeaking Noise
                                                          • Shallow Toe Box
                                                          • Wide heel

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Saucony Hurricanes and Asics Gel Kayanos have been my go-to running shoes in the past. I'm a 120 pound woman in my fifties. I like a shoe with cushioned stability. I've been injured in the past which was caused by over-pronation. The 1260 v4 was written up in Runners World, so I decided to try them. On my first run in them I had to stop and relace as the toe box was rubbing on the tops of my big toes. They were bleeding after 5k. For subsequent runs I tried different lacing patterns and 3 different thicknesses of socks. No go. The other problem I had was major heel slippage.I didn't notice it as much when I ran as I did when I walked. They also made a squeaking noise each time my foot hit the ground. I gave them 4 stars because they are a great shoe and am sure they would work for you if they fit. They have a very cushioned ride, which is why I tried everything to make them work. But since they didn't, the awesome people at Roadrunner set me up with a pair of Brooks Transcends. Love the 90-day trial!

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                                                            • No
                                                             
                                                            4.0

                                                            Still my favorite

                                                            By Lbfactor

                                                            from Omaha, NE

                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Great Support
                                                            • Nice Updated Look

                                                            Cons

                                                            • Heavier

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • High mileage running
                                                            • Running

                                                            When lifting this shoe out of the box, I was a little disappointed because I immediately noticed it was heavier than the previous model. I was not expecting this, but I guess I should have checked out the shoe weight before ordering. At any rate, the shoe still provides top tier support without bulk which is what I need to stay injury-free with my flat feet, age, and mileage. I have run in them for about 2 weeks and love them, just like their predecessors. My kids say they look cool. The only reason they get 4 instead of 5 stars is the weight gain in the update. If you like that the 1260v3 was a little lighter, you may want to stick with that and save a little cash.

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                                                            • No
                                                             
                                                            5.0

                                                            Another great NB shoe!

                                                            By Gussiedz

                                                            from Elmwood, WI

                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Comfy With Great Support

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                                I have worn NB shoes for years but this is one of the best so far.

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                                                                • No
                                                                 
                                                                3.0

                                                                Not so stable; great cushioning

                                                                By RS

                                                                from Stony Brook, NY

                                                                Verified Reviewer

                                                                Pros

                                                                • Good cushioning
                                                                • Good Forefoot Fit

                                                                Cons

                                                                • Does Not Seem Stable
                                                                • Heel slippage

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                  I have a slightly wide forefoot and am a mild overpronator. I have been running since 1975 and used to do half-marathons; current milage is pretty low, but I still need the right shoe for injury prevention and comfort. Previous versions of the NB1260 were a little skimpy for me and not well-cushioned, so I stuck with my older Saucony Hurricanes. If the (now defunct) final version of the Brooks Trance had been available in widths, that shoe would have been perfect, but alas, the 6.5 was too snug in the toe box and the 7 was a little long. Gel Kayano 20, my current main running shoe, is a very good shoe and the 6.5 W fits me perfectly, but I prefer a slightly more cushioned feel than that shoe provides. This NB 1260v4 has the slightly more cushioned feel that I like and the toe box in the 6.5 wide width is perfect, but my heel slips in this shoe. I have tried multiple patterns of lacing to try and minimize this effect because I want to love these shoes. Also, the shoe seems to lack lateral stability. I wouldn't dare to seriously run in them, not with my 60-year old knees; cannot risk injury. Maybe this shoe should be moved into the cushioned category, not stability. The 1260 v4 would be fine for basic walks with our big dog and for dog play, but the heel-slippage is a problem. Many women need wide toe boxes and narrow heels. Sometimes the manufacturers understand this and sometimes they don't; this time NB did not. For someone whom this shoe fits, it is a great shoe.

                                                                   
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  Thrilled with new version

                                                                  By Mrs. T

                                                                  from redwood city, ca

                                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                                  Pros

                                                                  • Great Cushion

                                                                  Cons

                                                                  • Price

                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                  • Daily running

                                                                  Much better than the last version. I have been using this shoe for years and was hoping they would come back with the shoe i have grown to love and NB got it right again. great cushion and comfort. i run 7 days a week and the V4 feels so much better on my feet than the last one. Light enough, yet not flimsy. great arch support. I JUST LOVE THIS SHOE!!

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