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  • Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    $125
  • Weight
    Men: 11.1oz
    Women: 9.3oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 10mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Width
    Men: normal, wide
    Women: normal, wide
  • Release date
    Jun 2017
  • Special editions
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Summary

We spent 9.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The shoe is available in wide and extra wide widths, making some wide-footed runners truly satisfied.
  • Many of the users observed that the New Balance 880 v7 had ample room in the toe-box for toe-splay.
  • The majority of the wearers mentioned that the shoe is very comfortable.
  • The engineered mesh that featured perforations gained positive feedback from the users because it provided breathability all throughout the run.
  • A few runners with plantar fasciitis mentioned that with the New Balance 880 v7, they experienced lesser heel pain.
  • The lightweight construction of the shoe received praise.
  • A lot of testers admired the durable cushioning of the shoe, which made it great for long-distance runs.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few mentioned that the tongue did not stay in place.
  • Some users said that the shoe-size ran larger compared to what they were used to.

Bottom line

Generally, the New Balance 880 v7 gained positive feedback. Many runners were highly appreciative of the shoe’s durable cushioning, comfortable fit, and breathable construction. This well-cushioned, neutral shoe is best for long distance runs

Rankings

Expert Reviews

Experts are runners, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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86 / 100 based on 6 expert reviews

  • 87 / 100 | Runner's World

    It's a good do-it-all shoe whether you want to run long miles on the roads or do a quicker session on the track.

  • 85 / 100 | Below The Knee Shoes

    We like this shoe a lot of Below the Knee and recommend it to neutral runners and walkers looking for a durable cushioned shoe.

  • 88 / 100 | Runner's World

    Wear-testers gave this do-it-all daily trainer high marks for cushioning, comfort, fit, and ride. Much of that is attributable to the extremely soft heel and bendy forefoot.

  • 87 / 100 | Columbus Running Company

    So if you're looking for a daily mileage shoe that is soft and cushioned with a premium feeling upper material, check out the NB 880v7...

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Updates to New Balance 880 v7

  • One of the noticeable updates of the 880 v7 is in its upper. It utilizes an improved engineered mesh material that offers ultra-light support and comfortable fit. The perforations are nicely placed in the upper for a breathable coverage.
  • The shoe also features the brand’s new TRUFUSE midsole technology. It is a combination of the ABZORB and ACTEVA foams. These midsole foams are strategically blended together to give runners a good balance of cushioning and support for a more improved running experience.
  • The New Balance 880 v7 still uses the durable blown rubber outsole. However, in this version, a new outsole configuration is present to deliver reliable traction while running on the road. The flex grooves in the outsole are also designed for added flexibility and a more responsive toe-off.

New Balance 880 v7 size and fit

The overall fit of the New Balance 880 v7 is fairly similar to its predecessor. In terms of the sizing scheme, it offers the correct fit that runners are used to. Since it is also available in Wide (2E) and Extra Wide (4E) widths for men and Wide (2E) width option for women, the shoe also gives a nice, comfortable fit to runners with wide foot shapes. The 7th version of the New Balance 880 is available in standard running shoe length.


Outsole

The New Balance 880 v7 utilizes the notable blown rubber outsole material that provides durability in high-wear areas. It also gives added forefoot cushioning and responsiveness.

The grooves in the outsole provide flexibility and it enhances the overall responsiveness of the shoe.


Midsole

The midsole of the shoe utilizes the TRUFUSE midsole technology that is designed for cushioning and support. The individual functions of the ABZORB and ACTEVA foams were blended together for a more reliable cushioning system that is ideal for long distance runs.

Working together with the dual-density cushioning is the T-BEAM. It is a lightweight and flexible TPU shank that is strategically placed in the midsole for torsional stability.


Upper

The upper of the New Balance 880 v7 featured the Fantom Fit engineered mesh that is seamless in design. It delivers enhanced fit and lightweight support. In the mesh are the perforations that are strategically distributed in the upper for unmatched breathability.

The 7th version of the New Balance 880 has the notable neoprene stretch tongue and padded heel collar for enhanced comfort.

The 3D resin print on the upper also offers a seamless support.