New Balance 1080v4 run shoes
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New Balance 1080v4 run shoes review

An off-season shoe that won’t let you down

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Historically New Balance’s 1080 range has been perfect for off-season running: fine cushioning, proficient stability and solid grip. 

With version four, they’ve surpassed themselves. Key to this is the upper which, like the Pearl Izumi, uses a clean, no-sew material application. 

Not only does this have an aesthetic benefit, it also cuts the weight and elicits a smoother toe-off.

An asymmetrical heel counter’s designed to stabilise the fit, as is the T-Beam. Both seem to do their job, with solid feedback from every stride. 

Cushioning comes from NB’s trademark N2 platform, which performs well but, and this is a minor criticism, the hoof-like pattern at the rear feels a touch cumbersome on very light workouts.

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