New Balance Men's 880v10 - Vision Blue/Neo Mint
The new 880V10 is a vast improvement over V9. Lighter and much more responsive V10 provides an outstanding cushioning option. It’s all about responsiveness with a Fresh Foam X EVA midsole designed to not only absorb shock but return more energy than its predecessor the V9. The outsole is a blown rubber blend which means air is blown into the rubber compound in order to lighten it up, while retaining high abrasion properties. The shoe is mostly straight lasted and is well built for neutral runners. The upper is a breathable stretch Hypoknit mesh type construction which hugs the foot. An EVA foam footbed adds another layer of cushioning as well. It has an 10 mm drop and weighs in at 10.7 oz.
Running Niche Experience
We find the 880V10 fits true to size. The upper really surrounds the foot tightly which gives it a very supportive feeling. The Fresh Foam X midsole is very bouncy, responsive and we find it quite easy on the knees. This is a neutral high mileage trainer that is heavier than the 1080 due to more rubber coverage on the outsole. The ball area of the shoe fits a bit narrow, not like a D but a C+ type width. The heel is medium and toe box height is slightly narrow as well. The height of the arch area is medium. With at stack height of 28 mm in the heel and 18 in forefoot V10 has plenty of cushioning foam underfoot. The blown rubber outsole covers the key wear areas without adding unnecessary weight. A nice add on feature is the moulded external heel counter. This provides a bit of extra control for the rear part of the foot reducing unnecessary movement. This an excellent upgrade from V9 and an outstanding well cushioned neutral training shoe for lots of miles. It is also available in widths.
Technology: Midsole Foams
New Balance offers a variety of midsole compound related technologies. The two most relevant to the styles Running Niche carries are Fresh Foam X and True Fuse. Both are EVA foams of various blends which in combination provide a specific type of ride depending upon the end use of the shoe.
Brand Description: New Balance
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Stack Height: 28 mm/18 mm
Drop: 10 mm
Weight: 10.7 oz
Upper: Very breathable, stretch engineered mesh
Midsole: Soft, ultra-light Fresh Foam X molded EVA with moulded external heel counter
Outsole: High abrasion rubber wear pads with heel bevel
Toe Box: Medium
Forefoot: Medium to slightly narrow
Men's Fresh Foam 880v10 — New Balance
Men's Footwear | Men's Running | Neutral