Good to know
- As the New Balance 990 v4, the 1260 v6 is a road running shoe that’s designed for those with over-pronated foot motion. It makes use of high quality materials and systems in order to make the running experience more agreeable to shoe enthusiasts and those who need support. Visually, it has an eye-catching look.
- The upper unit of this version has utilized a no-sew process, especially when it comes to its interior. The foot can slip easily into the foot-chamber and feel the smoothness of the fabrics in it. Stitched-on overlays provide strategic support by making the coverage snug and secure. Air mesh keeps the foot well-ventilated.
- The main foam unit of the New Balance 1260 v6 is lightweight, durable and responsive. It carries the foot well and keeps it comfortable throughout the running session. The mid-sole unit also comprises several cushioning systems that attenuate impact shock and deliver a springy ride. A stability post and a TPU shank offer arch support and stability.
- Two different rubber compounds cover the sole unit. The heel area has a firmer and more robust one called the Ndurance. It shields the platform from wear and tear. The forefoot section features blown rubber, which is a more responsive and flexible compound; it provides additional cushioning, as well as reliable traction.
The New Balance 1260 v6 has a standard running shoe length. The available widths for the men’s version are narrow, medium, wide and extra wide; the women’s version comes in narrow, medium and wide widths. This shoe’s semi-curved shape adheres to the natural curve of the human foot.
The Ndurance technology utilizes carbon rubber. It’s a highly durable material that’s able to resist abrasion and wear. It’s placed in the heel section of the New Balance 1260 v6. Blown rubber is more responsive than carbon rubber. It’s more malleable, as well, which makes it easier for runners to bend the sole unit of this shoe in accordance with the natural motion of their feet. It adds a bit more cushioning to the front of the platform, but it doesn’t detract from its capability to provide surface traction.
The Acteva Lite is a lightweight mid-sole material that runs the entire length of the New Balance 1260 v6. It’s comfortable and responsive. It doesn’t sag easily, even when it’s used frequently. It stays efficient throughout the running sessions. The N2 Cushioning is a foam unit that’s placed in the heel section. It heightens the comfortable underfoot feeling while also improving the cushioned feel of the platform. The N2 Burst is a more responsive material placed in the forefoot section. Its springy nature allows the foot to launch forward more efficiently during the toe-off. The stability post and the T-Beam TPU shank assist the foot in getting stability. They serve as the foundation that prevents uneven running gait, which can lead to discomfort or injury. Antimicrobial and anti-moisture support are given by the Ortholite Sock Liner.
Air Mesh has a woven-fabric-like quality to it. It covers the foot responsibly. It also accommodates environmental air into the foot-chamber, which keeps the foot cool and dry. The no-sew design keeps the interior of the New Balance 1260 v6 more comfortable to the skin. The smoothness of this shoe’s inner sleeve saves the foot from irritation, blistering or welting. The Asymmetrical Heel Counter, which can also be found in the shoe's latest version, the New Balance 1260 v7, holds the rear of the foot in place and prevents it from moving around erratically inside the shoe. By holding the heel securely, it helps in preventing over-pronated foot motion.