New Balance 1080 v8 Road Running Shoes - Women's
A luxury ride that delivers lasting comfort with premium technologies. Mesh in the uppers offers venting and an adaptable midfoot wrap. The Fresh Foam cushioning is awesome for high-mile runners, and the drop and neutral ride suit traditional, heel-strike striders.
- Air mesh uppers with no-sew construction are breathable and flexible.
- Roomy toe boxes allow for toe splay during takeoff.
- Snug booties help hold your foot securely in place.
- OrthoLite footbeds offer luxurious cushioning.
- Fresh Foam midsoles support and stabilize each step.
- Blown rubber outsoles give you durability and traction.
|Ideal for||Road running|
'Minimal and natural' shoes offer low drop, lots of flex, and minimal cushioning. Most running shoes are 'Light and responsive' with medium cushioning and good energy return. 'Cushioned and floaty' shoes have maximum cushioning.
|Cushioned and floaty|
Some shoes include added motion control or stability features to help minimize pronation or supination, where the foot tends to roll inward or outward in a biomechanically imbalanced running position.
The approximate thickness of the midsole cushioning under the heel and the forefoot. A thicker heel and greater difference between heel and toe height tends to suit heel-strike runners, while forefoot and midfoot strikers may prefer a minimal drop between heel and toe cushioning.
The drop is the difference in height between the heel and the forefoot midsole cushioning. Traditional running shoes tend to have a 10mm drop or higher while minimalist style shoes are on the lower end of the spectrum.
Waterproof shoes and boots feature a waterproof-breathable membrane and a gusseted tongue to help keep your feet dry in wet conditions.