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Mens New Balance 1260v4 Running Shoe

Men's New Balance 1260v4

Item #NBA1588
MSRP:$144.95
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Men's NEW BALANCE® 1260V4 :: Feel energized and connected to your strides without compromising support and superior cushioning when you run in the newly upgraded Men's New Balance® 1260v4. Feel spring-loaded on every step with this shoe's newly improved forefoot responsiveness that blends perfectly with its enhanced heel cushioning. Enjoy silky smooth transitions, compliments of the more supportive medial post, and experience improved forefoot fit in the 1260v4's neoprene stretch tongue. 11.1 ounces

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Features & Benefits:

  • Post applied stability post: Smoother and more consistent support
  • Asymmetrical Heel Counter
  • ABZORB Crash Pad in the heel: Superior blend of foam cushioning and compression set, featuring DuPont Engage and slip-resistant rubber combined with a soft midsole and insert
  • Blown Rubber Outsole
  • N2 Cushioning Technology: Responsive, durable, sustainable cushioning system in a low profile execution that allows your foot to be lower to the ground
  • FantomFit upper: A skeletally engineered upper that provides ultralight support and fit
  • ACTEVA LITE in the forefoot: 24 percent lighter than standard midsole foam with optimal compression set properties
  • T-Beam: Lightweight, flexible TPU shank engineered to deliver optimum torsional stability and arch support through a unique center beam design
  • Heel-To-Toe Drop: 8mm
  • PL-8 Last
  • NBW2887
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Mens New Balance 1260v4 Running Shoe
 
4.3

(based on 23 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good cushioning (5)
  • Stable (4)
  • Comfortable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Running (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
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1.0

Ruined a good shoe

By Prayerful Runner's Wife

from Southeast U.S.

Pros

    Cons

    • Lost Stability Of V3

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v4 Running Shoe:

      The 1240v3 was a fantastic stability shoe. New Balance added too much cushion and lost too much stability to make the v4 a fitting sucessor. A runner for 36 years, my husband incurred unaccustomed-to pain almost immediately in the v4. He has probably purchased 4 or 5 pairs of the v3, so he was hugely disappointed.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Great running shoe

      By wa5yom

      from Ardmore, Oklahoma

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v4 Running Shoe:

      I tried these shoes as the result of a recommendation that the extra cushioning would provide relief from a heal spur...I certainly noticed the extra cushion....I am on my third pair and have 3 more in reserve....
      Loads of room for my toes, which has not been the case with my previous shoes, where I would always wear a hole in the toe area.
      My only complaint is the heal wears through the first layer in about 350 miles, which may eventually lead me to something else.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Perfect shoe, perfect fit, perfect service

      By Mark the Ex Sci Dr.

      from Fresno, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • My headline says it all

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v4 Running Shoe:

          I've always liked the NB 1260 line. It's the only shoe I'll wear.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Great Shoe

          By RHA

          from Bogart, GA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • comofortable
          • Stable
          • stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Running
            • Waling

            Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v4 Running Shoe:

            It has been years since I wore a New Balance shoe. In the past, they did not give me the support and feel I was seeking. With this model of shoe it all changed. The shoe is comfortable, stable and supports my foot. I like the shoe and I weigh just under 200 lbs. It is a great shoe.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Quality performance

            By New Balance person

            from Brentwood Tn

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Vibrant Spring Of Quality

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Walking jogging running

            Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v4 Running Shoe:

            I use my new shoes in everyday walking and some jogging. I use the 2E extra wide size to fit my foot even when I develop gout from time to time. These are extra stability shoes which help my over pro-nation. Shoes are good for a year until the virbrant vitality leaves all quality shoes. I have no problems with these shoes and this is my 4th pair in the 1260 line.Vibrant spring

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great show

            By Ray

            from MA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Hold up well

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v4 Running Shoe:

                Get a pair!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Nice comfort

                By Cruiser

                from Sonoma, CA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfort
                • Great cushioning
                • Support

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v4 Running Shoe:

                    6' tall, 195 lbs. Use for running 15 miles a week. Great comfort & fit.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    2.0

                    Disappointed

                    By JHH

                    from Detroit, MI

                    Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v4 Running Shoe:

                    I was excited about this shoe because I liked the way it looked and had very good success with the 1260v3. I had three pairs of that shoe, in fact. But, after just about a month and a half of being my primary running shoe, these things are completely falling apart. I run anywhere from twenty to thirty miles a week and the previous version (v3) seemed to hold up quite well. I got 300+ miles out of each pair and am still able to use them to just kick around the house or for other various light duties. That's not the case with the v4. After just over 160 miles, these are headed to the trash bin. I guess it's time to switch back over to Asics.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    Very Comfortable Shoe!

                    By mediator

                    from Tulsa OK

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Competitive price
                    • Like walking on air
                    • Very good support

                    Cons

                    • More color selection
                    • More Styles In Xw

                    Best Uses

                    • Casual wear
                    • Exercise

                    Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v4 Running Shoe:

                    Great Fit

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    1260v4 has a bigger toebox than the V3 They work great

                    By 10Krunr

                    from Oklahoma

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • good fit
                    • Roomy toe box

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v4 Running Shoe:

                        I'm 68 and weigh 172 on a 5'5" frame, flat narrow feet and often painful knees. 1260v4 is the only shoe I have found that allows me to run without knee and leg pain.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        A really terrific shoe from New Balance

                        By Old shoe dog

                        from Naples, FL

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • comfort
                        • Cushion
                        • Good Looking
                        • great fit
                        • Stability

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v4 Running Shoe:

                            I bought a pair of these and Gel Keyanos at the same time. I really like both but I'm more impressed with the New Balance. New Balance has always been high quality, but they tended to be heavy and maybe a little clunky. These shoes felt great right out of the box. I run about 15-20 miles/week (and walk about another 20-24). Very comfortable, cushiony, and stable. I'm 6'2" and about 185. My sub 20 5Ks and sub 40 10Ks are distant memories. So the stability and stability plus shoes are my choice today. This New balance model is top flight.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            4.0

                            Decent Shoe - medium Stability

                            By Swanky G

                            from Hinterlands of Chicago

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Bigfoot Chasing
                                • Training shoe

                                Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v4 Running Shoe:

                                I have hard to fit feet, the 2EE is about right. Shoe has some stability, but could use a little more in the arch. I was wearing the 860(?) which you can only get at NB stores.

                                Squatches exist!

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                5.0

                                trouble with 1260V3s But 1260V4s fine

                                By 10Krunr

                                from Oklahoma

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Good Fit
                                • plenty of toe space

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v4 Running Shoe:

                                    A while back I ordered NB1260V3s and had to return them because the toe box pinched my toes.
                                    The NB1260v4s have more room in the toe and they really feel good.
                                    I have a narrow, flat foot and both knees have been worked on over the years.
                                    The 1260v4's fit great and seem to be kind to my knees.
                                    As I get older I have had to cut back, but I still try to do 15-20 miles each week.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    My husband loves this shoe

                                    By Middle aged fitness warrior

                                    from Juneau, AK.

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Light Weight
                                    • Support And Cushioning

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Gym And Off Road Running

                                      Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v4 Running Shoe:

                                      My husband loves this shoe. He works out at the gym and runs 3-5 miles 3 or 4 times a week. This shoe has great cushioning and support, yet is light weight. He has nothing but praise for the fit.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • Yes
                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Stability and Forefoot Cushioning

                                      By Jeff the Triathlete

                                      from Belmont, CA

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Excellent stability
                                      • Improved Cushioning
                                      • Moderate Weight

                                      Cons

                                      • Somewhat Heavy
                                      • Wider Toebox

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Long distance training
                                      • Road running

                                      Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v4 Running Shoe:

                                      I train for triathlons 10 months/year no less than 3 days/week running. These shoes are an improvement over the prior model with more forefoot cushioning. The weight is not the lowest but for the amount of stability and cushioning I am happy with the trade off. The only gripe I have is the toe box seems overly wide compared to prior model.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No
                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Easier on the joints

                                      By Guy

                                      from Bronx, NY

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Cushioning

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v4 Running Shoe:

                                          I'm a middle-aged runner, 220 lbs, who runs on asphalt, so it was important to protect my knees & ankles. These feel light and offer good cushioning. My feet feel the difference. Always had good experience with New Balance. Recommended!

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No
                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Great shoe

                                          By Insp Dan

                                          from Bellerose, New York

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Great Cushion
                                          • ROOMY COMFORTABLE

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Jogging

                                            Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v4 Running Shoe:

                                            Use for jogging, am 200 pounds and find this shoe very comfortable this is my fourth pair have all three colors very happy with shoe.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No
                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Great upgrade from previous!!!

                                            By G Stride

                                            from Rock Hill, SC

                                            Pros

                                            • Excellent cushioning
                                            • Great Fit

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v4 Running Shoe:

                                                I log about 16-20 miles a week mostly on asphalt, and these shoes are great!! THey are a wonderful upgrade from the previous version. The cushioning gives a smoother transition than the v3 and the upper has a soft and snug fit! WOuld purchase again!

                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • No
                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Made in USA

                                                By Michael

                                                from Elkridge, MD

                                                Verified Reviewer

                                                Pros

                                                • Cusion
                                                • Nice fit
                                                • Stability
                                                • Support

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Brisk walk
                                                  • Jogging
                                                  • Running

                                                  Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v4 Running Shoe:

                                                  The best shoe for me in the last 3 years or so...

                                                  size 13 2E

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  Best New Balance Yet

                                                  By Jim

                                                  from Santa Cruz

                                                  Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v4 Running Shoe:

                                                  The new 1260 V4 has nearly the same roominess as my 1260 V2, all of the lateral support and stability of my 1260 V3 and improved front end performance superior to both previous 1260 Vs. I think it the best Stability+ running shoe I've ever owned. Liked it from the very start and just order another pair in a different color combination.

                                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                                  • No
                                                   
                                                  4.0

                                                  Very Nice Shoe

                                                  By Exile

                                                  from Los Angeles

                                                  Verified Reviewer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Nice Update To V3

                                                  Cons

                                                  • tongue too short

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v4 Running Shoe:

                                                    This is a very nice upgrade to the V3. The shoe fits my foot very nicely. I have a foot that is more on the narrow side, if you have a foot that is a little wider I would recommend going to a wider size than the standard D. The cushioning and stability are top notch and the shoe has a very nice look to it.

                                                    My only complaint about the V4 is that the tongue is too short and migrates downward due to to the way it is constructed. The V3 had a much better tongue and did not have this problem.

                                                    Overall, I really like the 1260 V4 and would recommend it to others who are in the "stabilty plus" category.

                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    Great Shoe

                                                    By Tony

                                                    from Portland, OR

                                                    Verified Reviewer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Ample room in the toe box
                                                    • breathable
                                                    • Comfort For Miles
                                                    • Great Heels Support

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Lack of colors

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Long Miles

                                                    Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v4 Running Shoe:

                                                    First time trying any NB for my running. took out of the box and did one of the most comfortable runs of my life. I was running on the wave prophecy 3 and these shoes blow them out of the water. They are far from any barefoot style of running shoe, give great support, and I can not believe how comfortable they are for long miles. Will buy again.

                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                    • No
                                                     
                                                    4.0

                                                    Good for 4E!!!!

                                                    By FredfromNY

                                                    from NY

                                                    Comments about Mens New Balance 1260v4 Running Shoe:

                                                    Wider and more comfortable than the v3, the shoes were great out of the box. Forward sole lacks the flexibility of the v3, which may be of concern. Also seems to be made from a simpler more inexpensive process and seems to lack the craftsmanship of the v3.
                                                    That being said i bought 3 more pair of the soon to be discontinued v3's.

                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                    • No

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