New Balance 880v6


Mile after mile, run confidently knowing you’ll have a shoe that will support you every step of the way. The New Balance 880v6 high-mileage running shoe is cushioned for comfort and tough enough for all the effort you’re going to throw at it. Two cushioning foams work together to soften each step while intelligent geometries in the midsole and outsole deliver inherent stability that helps to keep you going. The two cushioning foams in the 880v6 are Absorb and Acteva Lite. Absorb (top layer, denser and more cushioned – kind of like a pillow top of memory foam on a mattress) and Acteva Lite (bottom layer, lighter and very durable while still providing cushion). If you’re putting in the miles, this neutral running shoe is ready to perform from mile 1 until you’re ready to stop.

Key Specs

  • 11.1 oz (men) 9.0 oz (women)
  • 10mm offset/drop

Upper and Midsole Features Report

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Overall Thoughts

Probably the best 880 to date. Runners who need a little more room in the toe box will like the 880 because of the nice rounded toe box shape. The 880 sits on the fence between a neutral and a stability running shoe, which opens it up to a wide range of runners. The 880v6 will work best for runners with a medium profile arch. Next time you’re in give the 880v6 a try if you run in a neutral/light-stability shoe. We think you’ll like it.