New Balance Fresh Foam 1080 v7 Review
The 1080v7 is an 8mm toe drop neutral runners shoe coming at a weight of 10.6 ounces for men size and 8.4 ounces for women size. The last year’s 1080 model was great in my opinion but this year’s model makes the last year’s model look good, good due to the incredible changes made on the 1080v7.
The upper part or the top line of this shoe is an engineered mesh that is supportive and breathable. This shoe has a sock like construction that maximizes the comfort of the feet. The shoe also wraps around your midfoot and has a wider toe part that allows your feet to fit in easily.
The New Balance Fresh Foam 1080 v7 had numerous supporters. Sprinters who needed a productive, impartial shoe evidently got it in this shoe. They appreciated its color plan and its general execution.
The mid-size new balance has a top notch fresh foam cushioning. Yes, the fresh foam is as comfortable as it sounds. Fresh foam cushioning is one of the most used cushioning used in most roller shoes. The 1080v7 is the second version of the new balance to use the fresh foam cushioning technology. Comfort is not an issue with this shoe, however, last year’s 1080 was softer than the newer version of the 1080 but don’t get sour over that.
Your feet take in a lot of impact when running, so you need an outsole you can rely on. The new balance 1080v7 has Blown rubber covering the entire out sole of the shoe, it’s nothing fancy, but it gets the job done, it allows your flexible toes to stretch all the way. For long distance running, they are my go to shoes. The new 1080 is by no means snappy, the fresh foam feels great, have a secure feel and most importantly comfortable.
The durability of the blown cover has increased significantly, in addition to that the fore foot part of the outer sole contains flex screws which increase that springy feeling upon toe-off and in turn takes off that stressful lift on your body.
On the down side, the 1080v7 is a tad heavy and not very responsive, sure, you can run fast in them but you have to work for it. A few runners have professed that the coverage is a bit narrow subsequently causing some tightness to be felt alias “not responsive”. Though this is not the case for most users the shoe wears out after approximately five weeks. Get this in your head, the time it takes for the shoe to wear out depends on many factors, terrain, consistency and so much more.
The New Balance is a good trendy shoe for those people who want a softer ride for their run. The unique fresh foam and design, the tremendous change the pair underwent by replacing the EVA form with the fresh foam made it attract more neutral runners. The insides are more seamless with less irritation. When looking for a running shoe the looks do matter and considering the way the apparel; from the shape to the color pop, this is definitely a must have in 2017.