Today, New Balance releases the fourth version of their high-cushion stability workhorse, the NB 1260v4! We tried it on, took a look at the new features, compared it to the previous 1260 and competing models (ASICS Kayano, Brooks Transcend, and Saucony Hurricane to name a few), and here's what we found!
Improved Stability - The stability post provides enhanced transitional support, meaning the shoe feels smoother on the ground than previous editions.
Neoprene Stretch Tongue - The tongue uses neoprene at the base to gives the upper a very comfortable feel. The tongue is more adjustable and versatile to different foot shapes, and eliminates the need to yank laces in tight to lock the tongue down in place.
FantomFit - a returning technology, and one that we see more and more in New Balance shoes. The shoe uses lightweight bonded overlays to wrap the foot without excess material or weight.
N2 - Premium New Balance shock absorption to cushion every step and provide a little bounce into your next one.
Bottom Line - The 1260 offers a generous, comfortable fit with the best underfoot feel that it's ever had. It provided a great option for overpronators who want to feel support and cushion, but with a smooth ride.