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Mens New Balance 1123 Running Shoe

Men's New Balance 1123

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A high mileage trainer for the runner who requires maximum motion control, stability and cushioning. 14.6 ounces

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MOTION CONTROL+ [?]
Get the maximum support and maximum cushioning you need to feel strong and stable as you rack up the miles. Enjoy ideal low-arch support with Motion Control+ shoes to help overcome overpronation and guide your feet comfortably. 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.

Specifications:

  • Shock Absorption: ABZORB|Heel and Forefoot|
  • Toebox Width: Wide
  • Shoe Construction: Slip Last
  • Midsole Material: ABZORB FL|
  • Outsole Material: Blown Rubber|

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Mens New Balance 1123 Running Shoe
 
3.5

(based on 28 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cushions impact (6)
  • Comfortable (5)
  • Arch support (4)
  • Breathable (4)
  • Good traction (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (4)
    • Walking (3)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        100% 

        (6 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (6 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Both of my ankles have ...

    By Crash007

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens New Balance 1123 Running Shoe:

    Both of my ankles have been broken. One surgically repaired. I have had a torn ACL and numerous strains and other tears. It was enormously important that I find a running shoe that provided maximum motion control and shock absorbance. I contacted NB experts and the 1123 was one of the options that I was given. My feet seem to lock in place as if they were locking into an orthopedic walking boot for reahabilitation. Initially, did feel a little discomfort in my mid foot tha lasted only momentarily. I honestly believe that this was just apart of making the adjustment. Seriously, I love this shoe. The mesh adhers to your feet like a light-weight sock, nice and snug with phenomenal control that "gives" just enough for extra comfort. My ankles are not rolling from side to side. I can easily adher to heal-to-toe motion. I recommend that runners with an under-pronated gait, flat arches, and previous severe ankle and lower extremity injuries purchase this shoe.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    perfect for my ...

    By Allan

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Mens New Balance 1123 Running Shoe:

    perfect for my 250lbs..excellent cuhioning and stability with excellent support......

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A consistenly good product

    By RocknRoll Doctor

    from Firestone, CO

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens New Balance 1123 Running Shoe:

      I suffer from having no arches at all and I weigh 225 lbs. This shoe is one of the few that I have worn that fully supports my foot and provides the right distrubition of weight to keep pressure off of my lower back. I have bought this model for the past 5 years or so and highly recommend it to anyone who suffers from "flat feet".

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent shoe and excellent support

      By rancilmaz

      from strasburg, CO

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Arch Support

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Walking

        Comments about Mens New Balance 1123 Running Shoe:

        Can't agree with the bad comments. First of all, there is a picture. It you thought it was ugly then why did you buy it? Why would you buy 10 shoes without buying one to try it out before buying the 10. I have a fused lower back and fused right sacroiliac. Lots of pain in back and down leg to foot. This is the first shoe where it didn't need a break in. Best feeling shoe I have tried in a long time. I think the shoe looks good, then again I am not trying to impress anyone. I tried one pair, they were excellent. Then and only then did I buy several more pairs.

        • 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

        Hate to disagree but I LOVE these shoe

        By KenpoRunner

        from Sunnyvale, CA

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens New Balance 1123 Running Shoe:

        I guess I had the complete opposite experience from most people on here. I am a runner who has a flat foot, am 5-10 200lbs (flubby tubby) so I might be exactly who this shoe was made for. I average 5-6 miles per run 3-4 runs per week, and have done 2 half marathons in these, a total of over 600 miles have been put on these shoes and they still feel like I am running on clouds. So if you are in need of a shoe with great motion control, and unbelievable cushioning, definitely buy these.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Low Arch

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Shoe

        By Rob the very fast walker

        from Port Orange, FL

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running
          • Walking

          Comments about Mens New Balance 1123 Running Shoe:

          I just bought my second pair of 1123s. Formerly I was a runner, but age and a weak knee have made a me a very fast walker. I am 62, and walk 5 days a week for about an hour each day.. I bought my first pair of these shoes late last year and loved them. So I just bought another pir. They are very comfortable yet provide excellent support. I highly recommend these shoes.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          I bought these shoes when ...

          By 911skibum

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Mens New Balance 1123 Running Shoe:

          I bought these shoes when I could not get the NB 883's. I like the NB 880 series.

          I am 6'0" and 175 pounds. The shoes are like running on bricks--heavy and they hurt my feet. I bought a pair of NB 883's to compare and I did not have the problems. Don't waste your money like I did.

          I learned my lesson, use stick with what works and doesn't hurt you.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love the forefoot ABSORB!

          By Henry

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Mens New Balance 1123 Running Shoe:

          Love the forefoot ABSORB!

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          To each his own. But, I ...

          By Big Val

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Mens New Balance 1123 Running Shoe:

          To each his own. But, I like this version compared to the 1122's. MUCH BETTER!

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Ignore the review from ...

          By Bondo

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Mens New Balance 1123 Running Shoe:

          Ignore the review from 911skibum. Comparing the 883 to the 1123 is like comparing pizza to Q-tips. The 883 is a neutral shoe and the 1123 is a Motion Control+ shoe. No wonder he hated them. Great stability. Bit heavy. But, all MC+ shoes are.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Like other reviewers, I ...

          By Mike

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Mens New Balance 1123 Running Shoe:

          Like other reviewers, I wore the 1121 and 1122 and had great experience with them both. The 1123, however, is a serious disappointment. They can't put out a replacement fast enough.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Horrible! I loved my ...

          By Richard

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Mens New Balance 1123 Running Shoe:

          Horrible! I loved my 1122s but these 1123 suck. they are too firm and inflexible. I have been wearing NB shoes for over a decade and these just don't do it for me.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Quite possibly the ...

          By Bryan

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Mens New Balance 1123 Running Shoe:

          Quite possibly the UGLIEST NB ever made! I'm a heavy Supinator and these are heavy and "clunky". Someone even asked me why I was wearing an "special orthopedic" shoe, because the inside profile looks very geriatric....sorry, but true

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Unfortunately, a poor ...

          By Mike

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Mens New Balance 1123 Running Shoe:

          Unfortunately, a poor replacement for the 1122. Something is lacking in the arch support -- either that or the softer upper of the shoe is not holding my foot down in the arch. Either way, this shoe gives me arch pain that the 1122 did not, and that after only a couple miles. Definitely not a high mileage shoe, which is unfortunate since I ran a couple marathons in the 1122s.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent shoe for motion ...

          By bahman ghavimi

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Mens New Balance 1123 Running Shoe:

          Excellent shoe for motion control. Excellent flexibility. Runs 1 size larger than normal, so get fitted first at a store. Provides both medial and latteral support to keep the feet properly grounded. Can also accomodate orthotics well, but you probably won't need them with these.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A terrific shoe for ...

          By Terry

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Mens New Balance 1123 Running Shoe:

          A terrific shoe for someone like myself who requires maximum cushioning and support. my biomechanics require an orthotic as well. The shoe works well in tandem with prescriptive orthotics. The shoe does not feel too bulky, and maintains an acceptable level of flexibility even with it's advance design features. I have been waiting for this shoe for a shoe like this for a long time. THANK YOU!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I am a heavy 180p ...

          By Robertin

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Mens New Balance 1123 Running Shoe:

          I am a heavy 180p overpronator. This is the best M.C. shoe I have ever wore. Perfect cushioning, and PERFECT motion control, in the SAME shoe!!
          Thank you New Balance

           
          5.0

          best cushioning & stability

          By gimpy

          from columbia, MO

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Traction
          • Great with Jeans
          • Pronation Control
          • Ultimate for pronation

          Cons

          • Really really thin mesh

          Best Uses

          • With Orthotics/Inserts

          Comments about Mens New Balance 1123 Running Shoe:

          i use w/ orthotics. offers greatest number of widths. mesh top is thinner than previous model (1122's) so cold & dampness penetrate too easily. my sister & i both use this model & agree the tighter mesh had better appearance.

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

          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          best shoe

          By DeeDee the hotel queen

          from cleveland, ohio

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Endurance Training
            • Gym
            • Pavement
            • Road Running
            • Trail Running
            • Walking
            • Wet Conditions
            • With Orthotics/Inserts

            Comments about Mens New Balance 1123 Running Shoe:

            I have to give up the shoe because my job wants all black I even called new balance and they would not listen so I have to take my money elsewere

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • High Arch
             
            4.0

            This was a great shoe for ...

            By JP

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Mens New Balance 1123 Running Shoe:

            This was a great shoe for me. I got plantar fascitis for the first time in my life, and forced me to look at stabilizer shoes. This shoe reduced my foot pain by 80% after a week of running. I have thrown faster and longer running times as well. Bought a pair for my wife, who has rheumatoid arthritis (hates shoes in general) and loves these shoes so far! I agree with the comment they are kinda an ugly shoe, which is why I only gave 4 stars. Excellent performance!

             
            5.0

            Terrific shoe. Durable, ...

            By Steve

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Mens New Balance 1123 Running Shoe:

            Terrific shoe. Durable, comfortable, and great for the heavier runner.

             
            5.0

            Were is it made?

            By Clint,

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Mens New Balance 1123 Running Shoe:

            Were is it made?

             
            2.0

            This shoe is not set up ...

            By Eddie

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Mens New Balance 1123 Running Shoe:

            This shoe is not set up like the previous 1122. The sole of the shoe doesn't give it a lot of support. Can you replace the sole with the older model? Thanks

             
            2.0

            I used the 1122's for ...

            By jim k

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Mens New Balance 1123 Running Shoe:

            I used the 1122's for several years and it was a great shoe. The 1123 runs at least a half size bigger and does not offer nearly as much support as the 1122. I bought a pair of discontinued 1010's to replace the 1123's in the hope that NB comes up with a better product. If not,I will try Asics or Brooks. Big disappointment for NB,especially considering the price.

             
            2.0

            Not worth the cost. These ...

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Mens New Balance 1123 Running Shoe:

            Not worth the cost. These shoes should be discontinued. Absolutely no cushion and stability is even worst.Hope they will have a replacement for the 1010. I'd tried the 1011 they don't come close to the original. Perhaps thats why its not just a perfect 10 but two 10. Please bring them back. 1010 rocks!

             
            1.0

            I am just getting to the ...

            By Carl

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Mens New Balance 1123 Running Shoe:

            I am just getting to the last of the 10 pairs of 1122's I bought after they were discontinued. I bought the 1123 and they are just awful. I have had every problem mentioned by the other reviewers--knee pain, hip pain, arch pain etc. New Balance replaced the first pair because they rubbed blisters but the second pair caused other problems. I ran in the 1121 and the 1122 was an excellent replacement. This one is a disaster. I am going to try the Beast.

             
            1.0

            For me, this shoe is a ...

            By Mike

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Mens New Balance 1123 Running Shoe:

            For me, this shoe is a big downgrade from the prior version, the 1122. Ran the 2008 New York Marathon in 1122s without any problem. I can't run 3 miles in the 1123s without arch pain. Just not the same support for the heavy runner in the 1123s. I hope they will scrap this shoe and go back to the 1122s, as I only have 3 pairs of 1122s left from the 8 pairs I bought after trying the 1123s.

             
            2.0

            Still looking for a good ...

            By PA Runner Craig

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Mens New Balance 1123 Running Shoe:

            Still looking for a good replacement for the 1010 - unfortunately, the 1123 is not it. Virtually NO Cushioning and cannot tell if there is motion control because the shoe came in at least a full size larger than any other NB I have owned. How disappointing for such big bucks.

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            1.    Henry rated this product 5 stars
            Wed, January 27,2010:
            Love the forefoot ABSORB!
            2.    Big Val rated this product 5 stars
            Wed, January 27,2010:
            To each his own. But, I like this version compared to the 1122's. MUCH BETTER!
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            Both of my ankles have been broken. One surgically repaired. I have had a torn ACL and numerous strains and other tears. It was enormously important that I find a running shoe that provided maximum motion control and shock absorbance. I contacted NB experts and the 1123 was one of the options that I was given. My feet seem to lock in place as if they were locking into an orthopedic walking boot for reahabilitation. Initially, did feel a little discomfort in my mid foot tha lasted only momentarily. I honestly believe that this was just apart of making the adjustment. Seriously, I love this shoe. The mesh adhers to your feet like a light-weight sock, nice and snug with phenomenal control that "gives" just enough for extra comfort. My ankles are not rolling from side to side. I can easily adher to heal-to-toe motion. I recommend that runners with an under-pronated gait, flat arches, and previous severe ankle and lower extremity injuries purchase this shoe.
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            Sun, January 10,2010:
            I bought these shoes when I could not get the NB 883's. I like the NB 880 series. I am 6'0" and 175 pounds. The shoes are like running on bricks--heavy and they hurt my feet. I bought a pair of NB 883's to compare and I did not have the problems. Don't waste your money like I did. I learned my lesson, use stick with what works and doesn't hurt you.
            6.    Mike rated this product 1 star
            Tue, October 13,2009:
            Like other reviewers, I wore the 1121 and 1122 and had great experience with them both. The 1123, however, is a serious disappointment. They can't put out a replacement fast enough.
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            Wed, October 07,2009:
            Horrible! I loved my 1122s but these 1123 suck. they are too firm and inflexible. I have been wearing NB shoes for over a decade and these just don't do it for me.
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            Sun, September 20,2009:
            Terrific shoe. Durable, comfortable, and great for the heavier runner.
            9.    JP rated this product 4 stars
            Fri, September 11,2009:
            This was a great shoe for me. I got plantar fascitis for the first time in my life, and forced me to look at stabilizer shoes. This shoe reduced my foot pain by 80% after a week of running. I have thrown faster and longer running times as well. Bought a pair for my wife, who has rheumatoid arthritis (hates shoes in general) and loves these shoes so far! I agree with the comment they are kinda an ugly shoe, which is why I only gave 4 stars. Excellent performance!
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            Sun, August 23,2009:
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            11.    Carl rated this product 1 star
            Tue, August 04,2009:
            I am just getting to the last of the 10 pairs of 1122's I bought after they were discontinued. I bought the 1123 and they are just awful. I have had every problem mentioned by the other reviewers--knee pain, hip pain, arch pain etc. New Balance replaced the first pair because they rubbed blisters but the second pair caused other problems. I ran in the 1121 and the 1122 was an excellent replacement. This one is a disaster. I am going to try the Beast.
            12.    Anonymous rated this product 2 stars
            Sat, June 27,2009:
            Not worth the cost. These shoes should be discontinued. Absolutely no cushion and stability is even worst.Hope they will have a replacement for the 1010. I'd tried the 1011 they don't come close to the original. Perhaps thats why its not just a perfect 10 but two 10. Please bring them back. 1010 rocks!
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            Tue, May 26,2009:
            This shoe is not set up like the previous 1122. The sole of the shoe doesn't give it a lot of support. Can you replace the sole with the older model? Thanks
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            Fri, May 22,2009:
            I used the 1122's for several years and it was a great shoe. The 1123 runs at least a half size bigger and does not offer nearly as much support as the 1122. I bought a pair of discontinued 1010's to replace the 1123's in the hope that NB comes up with a better product. If not,I will try Asics or Brooks. Big disappointment for NB,especially considering the price.
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            Wed, May 13,2009:
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            Sun, April 12,2009:
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            Sun, April 12,2009:
            Forgot to mention in my review that, as if having the new version of the shoe become virtually unwearable, NB jacked up the price significantly. A real disappointment all around.
            18.    Mike rated this product 1 star
            Sun, April 12,2009:
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            Sun, September 14,2008:
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            Sat, March 15,2008:
            A terrific shoe for someone like myself who requires maximum cushioning and support. my biomechanics require an orthotic as well. The shoe works well in tandem with prescriptive orthotics. The shoe does not feel too bulky, and maintains an acceptable level of flexibility even with it's advance design features. I have been waiting for this shoe for a shoe like this for a long time. THANK YOU!

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