Womens New Balance 1260v4 Running Shoe

Women's New Balance 1260v4

Item #NBA1589
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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

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.

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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4.3

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good cushioning (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      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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        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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        5.0

        wow

        By Jenny

        from Sunny NC

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              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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              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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                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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                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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                    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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