The new 806V10 is a nice improvement over V9. The EVA midsole is a multi-density TrueFuse EVA. The top layer is Acteva a very lightweight EVA and the bottom layer is Absorb which is a EVA/Rubber blend which enhances the cushioning and bounce. Found on the medial side is a higher density EVA which resists compression from the constant pounding of over pronation. 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 straight lasted which makes it ideal for runners who over pronate or who need a little extra medial support. The upper is a breathable engineered mesh. An EVA foam footbed adds another layer of cushioning as well. It has a 10 mm drop and weighs in at 9.7 oz.
Running Niche Experience
We classify 860V10 as a moderate stability shoe. It’s a solid, workhorse training for those 50 miles weeks. It fits true to size all around, heel, arch and forefoot and length. The guts of the shoe are its tri-density midsole. The top layer is a nice lite EVA, the bottom layer a resilient and bouncy EVA/Rubber foam blend and the medial side has a nice firm posting which helps reduce pronation compression. With at stack height of 32 mm in the heel and 22 in forefoot V10 has plenty of support underfoot. The blown rubber outsole covers the key wear areas and is very durable. A nice add on feature is the “Ultra Heel” which does a nice job of hugging the heel and keeping it in place. This an excellent upgrade from V9 and a solid moderate stability shoe. 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
At New Balance, our job is to aid athletes in their pursuit of excellence, whether that means helping professional athletes set records and win medals, or propelling everyday athletes to achieve a new PR, run their first 5K or just to live a healthier and more active lifestyle.
Our products are the perfect blend of function and fashion, giving you the performance technology, you need and the style you want. Our associates around the world bring these goals to life with their high-level skills and creativity. While we offer the best product on the market, we’re also equally committed to giving back. So, while we look to succeed, we believe in ensuring others have the same opportunity.
Stack Height: 32 mm/22 mm
Drop: 10.0 mm
Weight: 9.7 oz
Upper: Very breathable, engineered mesh
Midsole: True Fuse tri-density molded EVA
Outsole: High abrasion rubber wear pads with heel bevel
Toe Box: Medium
Women's 860 v10 — New Balance
Women's Footwear | Women's Running | Moderate Stability