The New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v8 2E is the premium neutral and maximum cushioning running shoe in the New Balance range. The fresh foam midsole design looks slightly different to the previous version, however, we don’t expect this to effect the unique stability features of the 1080v8. In terms of cushioning, the 1080v8 provides the most of any New Balance shoe ever made. Such extreme cushioning can often come at a sacrifice to stability and support, but not with the 1080v8. Footpro video analysis has confirmed that they are a great running shoe for anyone with mild pronation to perfectly neutral foot types.
The fit of the New Balance 1080v8 is unchanged from v7 and still accommodates wider toe-box foot shapes with it flexible and forgiving use of materials. The heel counter is slightly firmer and deeper than v7 which is all good. This has reduced heel slip and provides more depth to accommodate custom insoles and orthotics.
1080v8 2E is a great all-round running shoe for runners with wide feet. The max cushioned ride will work particularity well for regular runners and anyone signed up 10km, Half-Marathon’s and beyond.