Mens New Balance Zip 8505 Running Shoe at Road Runner Sports
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Mens New Balance Zip 8505 Running Shoe

Men's New Balance Zip 8505

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New technology from New Balance, the Zip 8505 features shock-absorbing struts and minimal EVA foam for an incredibly durable and affordable running shoe.


  • Toebox Width: Narrow
  • Shoe Construction: SLIP
  • Country of Origin: China

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1.    Hilarious rated this product 3 stars
Sun, January 25,2009:
Based on everyone's post, you either lov'em or you hat'em. I've tried it for 1 week now about 10 miles, feels stiff, doesn't feel real cushiony(?) but feels stable, and like the guy said below, give it some time to break in, that's why I'll take the middle of the road and give it 3 stars.
2.    Speedster rated this product 1 star
Sat, August 02,2008:
I made a mistake abd bought these for their style. They are not a running shoe. Gave me the worst shin splints of my life and broke down after very little milage. If you live to run stick with real running shoes. Not these imitations.
3.    Jimmy Kuhl rated this product 5 stars
Mon, April 21,2008:
Great shoes, they are saving my legs. Running shoes are not supposed to be marshmallows.
4.    Andy rated this product 1 star
Thu, January 17,2008:
Definitely not for me. I made it a mere 1.5 miles before taking them off and quitting my workout. They caused me severe shin splints - never had trouble before. I had been running miles and miles in five year old 462's with no pain. They are like running in cowboy boots. My buddy likes his, but he's 6'5" 250 lbs - I'm 180 lbs and apparently not heavy enough to make them budge.
5.    Miguel Velazquez rated this product 5 stars
Tue, October 30,2007:
I love
6.    Johnny rated this product 5 stars
Thu, October 18,2007:
Great shoe!
7.    Mike rated this product 5 stars
Tue, September 25,2007:
I have purchased 3 pairs of these shoes. I run 30 to 50 miles per week and have run one marathon and two half marathons in these shoes. Other than a marginal insole, I have been very pleased with these shoes.
8.    DanG rated this product 1 star
Sat, September 08,2007:
Not what I would consider a "running" shoe. More for show than for execution. As others have mentioned, very little forefoot cushioning and I now have ankle pain where once there was none. Very inflexible. Was hoping this would be a nice move from the 82* series, but it is nothing like that. Will try the 1061 instead.
9.    BONES rated this product 1 star
Mon, July 30,2007:
pure crap!!
10.    John Dutcher rated this product 1 star
Tue, June 12,2007:
With just under a hundred miles on the ZIP shoes, my toes were very sore. Very little fore foot cushioning. I've stopped using them and gone back to the NB 882. Sounded good but not for my feet.
11.    Phil rated this product 5 stars
Sun, June 10,2007:
At first I was concerned with how little cushioning there was with this shoe. My first few runs seemed almost jarring compared with softer Adidas and Saucony shoes I have worn previously. But, as the miles wore on, these shoes broke in beautifully. They are now the best I've ever used, and they won't wear out as fast either. My advice...if they seem stiff and cushionless, just give them time...
12.    Nick rated this product 5 stars
Fri, June 01,2007:
A great shoe for running on any surface. Easy on my ankles and knees, great cushioning.
13.    John Smith rated this product 5 stars
Tue, April 10,2007:
Very comfortable
14.    Tyler rated this product 5 stars
Fri, March 30,2007:
i found this shoe to be very good for jogging daily, and a casual shoe. VERY GOOD
15.    starbuckl rated this product 5 stars
Fri, February 02,2007:
I'm now on my second pair of zips - over 500 miles on the first - and they are working great. Good absorbsion and energy return. First shoes i've had since my original oregon classic's that made me want to get out in run. I'm up to 32+ miles a week, double what i was doing before.
16.    Joseph DT rated this product 5 stars
Wed, January 03,2007:
I had surgery on my feet this sumer and this is the first pair of running shoes I bought since then. I have been working out with no problem. I like the fact that they are solid and give good support, like any other NB shoe. Plus, nice look!
17.    Bruce rated this product 5 stars
Wed, December 27,2006:
The fit and support are perfect and durable. One of my more comfortable New Balance shoes.
18.    John rated this product 5 stars
Fri, December 15,2006:
I bought the shoes two weeks ago and love them. They feel good and look great. I run about 20 miles a week on concrete and have not experienced any knee pain. Try them out!
19.    pferg rated this product 4 stars
Tue, November 28,2006:
I run 4-6 days a week and have been looking for something to replace my addiction to the asics gel landreth. I have run 6 times in the zip on pavement and dirt, and I am pleased so far. I had some ankle pain that is now non-existent. The shoes had good bounce, but they are not super cushiony. Definately do not get these shoes for trail running, they have a cutout in the back of the heel that would be very dangerous.
20.    Thomas rated this product 3 stars
Mon, November 27,2006:
Very slick looking but not all that comfortable. The heel is very firm and has very little cushion in forefoot. Wear them to look good bit not a for running.
21.    runneralbertson rated this product 1 star
Tue, November 21,2006:
Worst running shoe you could ever buy. Very heavy and inflexible. Not soft either.
22.    Lee rated this product 5 stars
Sun, November 05,2006:
My first running shoes and first time running. I dont know what I should expect but I'm not feeling much pain after running. (I'm 38 with prev ankle surgery) I'd have to say they work
23.    fatboy rated this product 1 star
Fri, October 20,2006:
hey lets copy off nike except make crap!! please get out of the game nb and concentrate on walking shoes for senior citizens!!
24.    Juan Gonzales rated this product 5 stars
Thu, October 19,2006:
I just purchased these shoes and ran in them today for the first time and my shin splints, which have recently been acting up, did not bother me at all.
25.    ted fernandez rated this product 5 stars
Sat, October 14,2006:
Great impact absortion, must have
26.    JOE rated this product 3 stars
Sun, September 24,2006:
Great shoe,comfortable, a must have shoe
27.    brad rated this product 1 star
Sun, September 24,2006:
a comfertble and durable shoe with a cool look
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  • Deep heel cup: Features the widest and deepest heel cup that offers maximum support and positions the soft tissue to help with natural shock absorption
  • Biomechanical shape
  • High-density foam: Closed-cell foam supports and cushions the foot for long lasting comfort
  • Odor-control coating: All natural coating that eliminates odor-causing bacteria
  • Stabilizer cap: The base of the insole that supports the rear foot and provides structure and stability to the foam layer


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