New Balance Fresh Foam 1080

How bright are these?! I have an orange glow in my peripheral vision when I run in them!

Glowing

Glowing

I was recently sent these lovely new Women’s Fresh Foam 1080s to try out and instantly felt a bounce in my step. When I initially tried them on, I felt the back was quite low and that it might slip as I ran, but this wasn’t a problem at all – they just felt low compared to the shoes I’ve been wearing until now…this might have been helped by their ‘bootie-like fit’. The Fresh Foam 1080 has been developed ‘using data gathered from athletes who run at an average pace’, so is well cushioned and has excellent flexibility.

Unboxed

Unboxed

An improvement I have noticed from previous NB shoes I have worn, is the more roomy toe box, with the new style mesh upper giving my toes more room to spread out as I run. I went for a half-size up, as I always do with running shoes and these felt about right. One problem I did have on my first outing was a blister on the arch of my foot, with the foam insole feeling a little too high for me (this has since eased and I’ve had no problem with blisters since). I would say this is a great shoe for everyday running, longer runs and has the durability – with a blown rubber outsole – to cope with high mileage. You can check out the Fresh Foam 1080 here and have a look at the full NB range here.

In action

In action

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