New Balance 760 Replacement: the 860Posted by Sabrina on October 5, 2011
Alex took a minute today to go over the New Balance 860, the replacement for the New Balance 760.
Hi everyone, I’m Alex Harvey; I’m from Shoefitter.ca, and today I’m going to talk about the mens’ and womens’ 860.
The 860 is replacing the popular 760 model. They’re both mild stability shoes. So those people who are doing a bit of pronating – it’s going to be an ideal shoe for you.
If you take a look at the midfoot there, you’ll see that grey strip. That’s actually a more dense foam that they put in the midfoot to stop you from collapsing to the inside. Those people that aren’t doing any type of pronating are probably going to look at a more neutral-based shoe like an 880 or 1080 model.
But again, with the 860, that type of mild stability, well-structured shoe, if you take a look at the bottom – it has the nice N-durance bottom to it, so it’s a really nice durable shoe, especially on impact, with its combined N-ergy cushioning. So it’s a really well-cushioned model with a nice mesh upper which is going to keep the lightness and breathability in the shoe.
Like I said, for those people that are pronating a severe amount, the 860 may not be the shoe for you. You may want to look at something like the 840, or possibly even a motion control shoe.
But, a fantastic shoe; I really like the “lightweightness” of it this year – it’s been a great shoe for New Balance from the years past and up to here – so I highly recommend it; come check it out.