PRODUCT REVIEW: NEW BALANCE 1260v6

New Balance 1260v6

The New Balance 1260v6 is a shoe for overpronators, delivering stability and cushioning. For this new version, New Balance have maintained the support you need while upping the cushioning and upgrading to even better materials. On long or short runs, this running shoe provides support to moderate overpronators and puts comfort as a high priority.


Who is it aimed at?

Runners who overpronate and need comfort and stability.

Best Bits?

Extensive cushioning.

What surprised you?

Not too heavy when running.

Reasons why you would buy it?

Available in narrow, medium, wide and extra wide for men; the women’s version available in narrow, medium and wide widths.

New Balance 1260v6 – our experience…

A full-length ABZORB midsole coupled with T-Beam support in the midfoot provide an extensive amount of shock absorption and torsional stability in the shoe, while an N2 pod in the heel is designed to soften the impact for heavy strikers. And the addition of REVlite in the forefoot and an all-new blown rubber forefoot provides a plush, bouncy feel at toe-off.

  • 8 mm drop
  • ABZORB® Crash Pad allows enhanced motion control and stability within the heel
  • Air mesh
  • Blown rubber outsole
  • Dual density midsole
  • No-sew material application
  • Synthetic/TPU upper

This is definitely an everyday shoe for training over racing. The fit is snug but not restricting in any way. If you are looking for padding this is going to be hard to beat. Straight away the foot feels held in place but in a secure way that gives confidence from the first steps. The padded tongue sits well and has never wrinkled up on a run.

The shoe feels very sturdy but not overly heavy and the heel tab feels like it would take a good beating ensuring it lives up to it’s stability promise.

New Balance 1260v6

The extra padding has not caused any overheating issues.

The outsole has been holding up well without signs of excessive wear. The rest of the shoe has been keeping its looks and its dark toe box colour way hides the dirt well.

Appearances are not overly shouty but the yellow provides suitable visibility from the side and rear.

In Conclusion

For stability and comfort you would be hard pressed to find much on the market that goes beyond the performance of the New Balance 1260v6. As an everyday training shoe it performs great. To date with some medium runs between 5-10km wear has been minimal and nods towards a good long lasting training shoe. It might not be best suited to racing due to the cushioning. Over all it’s a fun shoe and has performed well. If you overpronate, put it on your test list.

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