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

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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4.2

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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

      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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