New Balance WR1080CP

New Balance WR1080CP

Miles are no match for NB’s premier neutral running shoe! Built for maximum cushioning, performance fit and flexibility, you can count on the 1080’s ultimate soft ride and smooth transition from heel to toe. Abzorb® FL and N-ergy® defy whatever pounding you and your next marathon can dish out, keeping you running and feeling great on your feet.

Color Red and Blue

Details and Technology

  • Sure Lace™ secure shoe laces provide added midfoot support and keep the shoe snug around the foot
  • Seamless Phantom Liner reduces the weight of the shoe plus enhances the comfort and fit
  • Dual Density Collar uses both a softer density foam against the foot for cushioning, and a firmer density foam for support
  • Synthetic/Mesh upper provides lightweight comfort and support
  • 360° Reflectivity for added safety
  • Made In UK
  • STABILITY WEB® delivers midfoot support and reduces the weight of the shoe
  • Ortholite® foam insert delivers odor resistance, long term comfort, and superior breathability.
  • N-Durance® rubber compound for maximum outsole durability
  • N-ERGY® in the heel provides NB’s most advanced shock absorption and cushioning
  • LIGHTNING DRY® liner keeps your feet dry and comfortable as you train
  • Forefoot Flex Grooves allow extreme flexibility
  • Abzorb® Strobel Board runs full length of shoe to maximize shock absorption and comfort
  • Blown Rubber Forefoot for lightweight cushioning
  • Entire midsole made of Abzorb® FL provides unique lightweight shock absorption

PRODUCT REVIEW – New Balance WR1080CP – New Balance’s premier neutral running shoe. – by Jill R4W Member

Cushioning – These trainers have a long list of technological features and are designed to be neutral-cushioned. The chunky heels acted as great shock absorbers for heel to toe strikes, and I really felt the benefit of this whilst running on concrete paths and roads. However, for me personally there was not enough cushioning at the front of the shoes and 3 miles in to a run I began to experience pain in my toes and the balls of my feet, something I have not experienced for many years. Score 3/5

Comfort – The ‘Sure Lace’ system works well and kept the trainers on tight, fitting snugly even when I was running through mud. The insoles felt very comfortable and my feet remained cool throughout a 5 mile run. The mesh allowed air to flow through which was very refreshing. Score 5/5

Grip/Responsiveness – They were great on muddy grass, they were gripping nicely whilst my husband was slipping and sliding around! The chunky heel has a large hollow in the centre, however, which did collect a lot of mud and earth which was still there after running on concrete for 2 miles. Score 5/5

Suitability – Although these trainers are designed to offer cushioning, for me they were not quite suitable for me because of my particular running style, but if you are bit lighter on your feet than me, these could be great. Score 3/5

OVERALL –  These trainers certainly look fabulous, they are stylish, with bright colours of red, blue and silver with the extra essential reflective piping which is also useful. Score 4/5

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