DiscontinuedUpdate: New Balance 880 v9
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.
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WeightMen: 11.1ozWomen: 9.3oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 10mmWomen: 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.
WidthMen: Normal, WideWomen: Normal, Wide, X-Wide
Release dateJun 2017
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86 / 100 based on 6 expert reviews
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.
We like this shoe a lot of Below the Knee and recommend it to neutral runners and walkers looking for a durable cushioned shoe.
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.
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...
We like this shoe a lot at Below The Knee [sic] recommend it to neutral (not pronating) runners and walkers looking for a durable, cushioned shoe with style, durability and value.
It will go from road to trail with ease, and works for Running, Walking, and Gym.
- 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.
- This running shoe from New Balance 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.
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.
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.
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. The same midsole technology is also present in the New Balance 880 v8 road shoe.
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.
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.