New Balance’s All Day, Every Day neutral trainer will return for its 14th version in Spring 2024. I don't know how to convey this without sounding completely ludicrous, but one of my favorite features of the shoe is the fact that since I've been wearing it, I kinda forget that I'm wearing shoes. Let me shed some light:
Primarily due to factors which are completely under my control (the first step is admission, right?), I've been battling a series of ankle, Achilles, and foot injuries for the majority of this past running and racing season. So when I'm wearing shoes, I'm noticing EVERY nook and cranny. Every step, every turn, every toe–off, etcetera. In the 880s so far.....they've become a natural extension of my legs. Make sense? Sounds a lot better than "I'm not noticing the shoes", right?
Here's another admission from yours truly: I haven't experienced a New Balance shoe that has missed the mark this year. As I was running earlier, I started wondering if I should start exploring stability models such as the 860 and the Vongo. That's a conversation for another day.
The 880 is known for a plush, supportive Fresh Foam X midsole and NDurance rubber outsole. The upper and sole on the v14 have been upgraded from the current 880v13, but it’s still a daily trainer with the cushioning and durability to handle any run or walk with comfort.
I'll circle back once I start taking these puppies on longer runs. The aforementioned injuries have me baby–stepping up to an hour of movement, then we'll proceed with caution from there. So far, so good though.....on both the roads and the dreadmill! If I had to forecast, these will be perfect for longer runs when you want something extremely lightweight.....and shorter runs when you want to Capital 'R' rip!
In the meantime, check out the rest of our New Balance assortment at one of our 4 locations (Center City, University City, Manayunk, or Glen Mills), schedule a gait analysis, or continue your online visit!