I’ve been testing out the New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v10s for a couple of months now from long slow training runs to 10k races. Considering I really wasn’t a fan of the previous Fresh Foam 1080 options, I was surprised how much I’m enjoying running in this latest version.
It’s a shoe designed as a bit of an all-round option for runners. It’s cushioned, fairly responsive and delivers as a great general running shoe for those looking for a pair that will take them from slow training to races.
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That said, it’s not the fastest shoe you’ll find out there. It’s a nice balance between speed, comfort and durability that’ll please runners looking for one pair to cover them for a lot of miles.
It’s not the softest cushioning you’ll find, so bear that in mind if you’re not a fan of hard midsoles. I’ve found it fairly snappy and responsive up to a point, but if you’re aiming to pick up the pace it can be a bit sluggish.
Here’s my video review of the shoe for The Run Testers covering everything from comfort and fit to alternative options.
The New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v10 will set you back £135.