New Balance 860 sale price £63.00
What's new? The follow-up to the 760 has a firmer medial post for greater pronation control. Heel cushioning has been beefed up too.
We say Judging by how well this shoe performed in icy, muddy conditions at the start of the year, it could almost double up as a trail shoe. Grip and stability were both very good indeed, and the full length cushioning made for a plush ride while keeping the shoe responsive. Suited to mild overpronators looking for a high mileage option.
Wear testers say "The increased heel height is perfect for runners who are looking for a little more ankle support." - Louise Clark
STABILITY WEB® delivers midfoot support and reduces the weight of the shoe
Abzorb® cushioning in both heel and forefoot for exceptional shock absorption
N-ERGY® in the heel provides NB's most advanced shock absorption and cushioning
ACTEVA™ LITE premium lightweight midsole provides optimal resistance to compression set - 24% lighter than standard foam
N-Durance® rubber compound for maximum outsole durability
The outsole iis made from an extremely flexible and light blown rubber which in addition to being durable, helps provide cushioning.
The show features a medial post located on inside edge of the shoe which helps prevent overpronation. A medial post is made from a firmer and denser material than the bulk of the outsole and is designed to provide support to the foot in the arch area and reduce/slow down pronation (ie inward rolling) of the foot.
These shoes are made in the UK subject to capacity.