Grind House Reviews | New Balance 1080v9

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The New Balance Brand

New Balance was founded by William J. Riley back in 1906. New Balance got its start in the Boston area selling arch supports and other accessories meant to improve shoe fit. In the 1930s, New Balance began to manufacture footwear specifically for athletes. In 1960, New Balance began selling the” Trackster” which was not only the first running shoe with a ripple sole, but also the first shoe to come in various widths.

Today, New Balance works to move the world around us. They believe in a simple truth: we were born to move.

Like Chiappetta Shoes, New Balance is all about helping people live an active lifestyle. Whether it’s helping professional athletes, or someone new to athletics, they encourage others to be healthy and active. Their products utilize the newest in technology in combination with on-trend style and creativity. Check out all of our styles here.

New Balance Sizing + Fit

New Balance’s secret sauce has always been in the business of proper fit, offering a majority of their products in at least 3 widths. The New Balance 1080v9, the upgrade to the previous version 8, offers maximum cushion and has comfort features not found in the previous version (more info on that below). This athletic shoe runs true to size, however for running shoes we recommend going up 1/2 a size from your measured size.

Men’s: 7-16, narrow to x-wide

Available in the color gunmetal/outerspace

Women’s: 5-13, narrow to x-wide

Available in the color black/white + air/vintage indigo

When it comes to fit, the 1080v9 runs a bit shallower compared to previous versions and has more of a “glove-fit” due to the upper. The jacquard mesh also hugs the foot nicely without a lack of torsional support. This athletic shoe will also accommodate an over-the-counter insert, like SuperFeet, or a custom orthotic. For information on our custom orthotics, check out our page here.

New Balance 1080v9 Summary

Overall, the New Balance 1080v9 is an unbelievable all-purpose running shoe for anyone looking for a comfortable, unique ride. Thanks to their wide variety of widths, this will fit pretty much anyone. When it comes to specs, the 1080v9 features a blown rubber outsole for long-lasting durability, an 8 mm drop, a double Jacquard mesh upper engineered for proper fit, a midsole construction that offers a snug midfoot, and a roomy toe box for toes to splay. It also has an Ortholite® sockliner and a 3D designed ultraheel for fit and comfort features.

This version 9 has the “New Fresh Foam” midsole, which is much more spongier that previous versions and other Fresh Foam constructions. You can expect more of a rocker feeling and a touch of flexibility in the forefoot. And as mentioned, what makes this newer version unique is that it follows the maximum cushion trend we’re seeing in the running industry today.

For runners, this max cushion construction will be a bit more flexible than others in this category. However, its still a firm, spongy ride that accommodates heavy heel strikers. The moderate flexibility will also accommodate efficient runners with a responsive ride. Being a Certified Pedorthist, Tony believes this is a great shoe for those with neuropathy conditions as well as any metatarsal issues.

Overall, this shoe makes a great all-purpose running shoe. It’s available in-store and online. Make sure to subscribe to us on YouTube, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! Purchase a pair for yourself here.

Shop the New Balance 1080v9.

Questions? Call 262.657.9142 or visit us in-store at 6821 39th Avenue, Kenosha WI 53142.

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