New Balance M1080V3 Running Shoe Review

The New Balance M1080V3 running shoes provide runners with a comfortable, flexible and fitting experience while training. Whenever something is ungraded, it means that improvements have taken place. All fans of the previous model, the New Balance M1080, will therefore be overwhelmed by the improvements made to this shoe.

The shoe is lighter than its predecessor, and boasts an arch cradling upper construction that provides extra cushioning as well as a tight comfortable fit. The M1080V3 is designed for men and women. The shoe is also quite flexible and you will find that the shoe will completely adjust to your feet’s shape without leaving spaces or squeezing your toes.

A closer look at the New Balance M1080V3

Design features

The M1080V3 features a Fantom Fit engineered design on its upper, providing ultra-light support and fit. While other running shoes use an extremely thick midsole for maximum cushioning and protection between your foot and the ground, the M1080V3 uses a Revlite midsole, one with a slim profile but provides as equal protection, with more cushion.

Moreover, the T-beam technology incorporated in the midfoot shank improves inherent stability and flexibility. Above the midsole is an Airmesh upper that allows for temperature control between the inside and the outside of the shoe.

Comfort and stability

The shoe features a surprisingly low heal-to-toe drop of only 8mm. This makes it possible for accommodation of both midfoot and heel strikers. The Absorb Crash pad comes in handy to absorb shock during impact, or when landing while providing as much cushioning as possible.

To ensure full foot protection, the Absorb Strobel board extends to the shoe’s full length. The New Balance M1080V3 also boasts a not-so-common technology, the Nitreogen-infused cushioning system (N-2) that is more durable and responsive, while maintain a low profile to the ground.

Weight of the shoe

The New Balance M1080V3 has an average weight for a good quality running shoe. It comes with a net weight of 10.2 oz, and will ensure that not too much resistance is given when you run for longer distances.

Running style

The shoes’ sturdy design makes it suitable for neutral running. They are also perfect for trail, track, long runs, short distances etc. You can also wear them during your various workout programs, both indoor and outdoor.

Additional features

  • Blown rubber outsole
  • No-sew material application
  • T-beam shank
  • ACTEVA Lite midsole
  • Dual density collar foam
  • Availability of reflective elements enhancing visibility in low light
  • Breathable Airmesh upper

Last thoughts on the New Balance M1080V3

The M1080V3 boasts a sleek design that allows for less material underfoot while still providing more cushioning and comfort. Also, the shoes’ design leads to a very diverse use, with it being ideal for a lot of different types of running and exercise.

The New Balance M1080V3 running shoe comes at an affordable price that will not strain your pocket. If you are looking for general purpose sports shoe at an affordable budget, then the M1080V3 is a shoe to consider.

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