Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The 860v2: One of the few times a sequel is better than the original!

When the new New Balance 860 Running shoe debuted earlier this year, replacing the 760, runners were impressed. And they had reason to be. For those seeking moderate stability, it delivered the support and cushioning needed. Now there’s even more to celebrate. New Balance has found a way to improve upon perfection with the release of the New Balance 860v2.

Assembled in the USA, this stability runner offers a combination of premium cushioning with New Balance’s proprietary N-ERGY® in the heel, ACTEVATM LITE in the midsole and ABZORB® in the in the forefoot.  Combined with a dual density medial post and Stability Web®, it also delivers the moderate stability to keep you moving confidently.

New Balance 860v2 - online exclusive
The critics seem to agree about the many merits of this exceptional shoe. The 860v2 was named “Editor’s Choice” in the December 2011 issue of Runner’s World.

From Runner’s World: “A well-cushioned and flexible shoe that gets all the basics right, the 860 layers lots of foam padding underneath the foot and snugly wraps the arch with an elegant upper design that accommodates an expansive toebox. New Balance reconfigured the support components in the sole to create a soft yet stable landing that's ideal for high-mileage workouts. It's the rare instance when a shoe's $10 price increase is justified. We recommend it as a workhorse shoe for heel-strikers and beginners.”

The New Balance 860v2 won’t hit stores and sites in early 2012, however, Shop New Balance is one of a select few retailers who can offer it early. Be one of the first to own it by visiting shopnewbalance.com.

You’ll find a men’s and women’s version in silver and blue, as well as a tribute shoe to the NY City Marathon featuring bold taxicab colors. Whichever you choose, you’ll be glad you added this premium shoe to your running routine!

-- Shoe Girl