New Balance Men's Fresh Foam 880v9
The new 880V9 is a solid neutral workhorse training shoe. Lighter and much more responsive V10 provides an outstanding cushioning option. 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. There is also a T-Beam TPU shank in the midfoot area which provides torsional stability. The outsole is a blown rubber blend in the forefoot which means air is blown into the rubber compound in order to lighten it up, while retaining high abrasion properties. The rearfoot rubber is high abrasion Ndurance rubber. The shoe is mostly straight lasted and is well built for neutral runners. The upper is a breathable stretch engineered mesh type construction which hugs the foot. An EVA foam footbed adds another layer of cushioning as well. It has a 10 mm drop and weighs in at 10.7 oz.
Running Niche Experience
We find the 880V9 fits true to size. The upper really surrounds the foot tightly which gives it a very supportive feeling. The guts of the shoe are its dual-density midsole. The top layer is a nice lite EVA, the bottom layer a resilient and bouncy EVA/Rubber foam blend. 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 wide, not like a D but a D+ 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 30 mm in the heel and 20 in forefoot V19 has plenty of cushioning foam underfoot. The blown rubber outsole covers the key wear areas in the forefoot without adding unnecessary weight. A nice add on feature is the T-Beam TPU shank in the midfoot area which provide torsional stability. 880V9 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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Model #: M880GB9
Color: Slate Blue/Lime
Stack Height: 30 mm/20 mm
Drop: 10 mm
Weight: 10.7 oz
Upper: Very breathable, stretch engineered mesh
Midsole: True Fuse dual-density molded EVA
Outsole: High abrasion rubber wear pads with heel bevel
Toe Box: Medium
Forefoot: Medium to slightly wide
Men's Fresh Foam 880v10 — New Balance
Men's Footwear | Men's Running | Neutral