SHOE OF THE MONTH – NEW BALANCE 880v10

Reviewed by Kathryn Hammond

Wow! The moment I slipped the New Balance 880 version 10, on my foot, I was immediately struck by the superb fit and extreme comfort of this tried and tested, stable neutral shoe. Lightweight, ultra-cushioned, yet responsive, it is ideal for all distances from 5k to marathon and beyond.

The 880 carries a 10mm drop, and the signature New Balance Fresh Foam midsole delivers serious softness to every step and blown rubber outsole, for a superior rebound. All this combined with a Hypoknit mesh upper, offering stretch and support where you need it most and a moulded heel counter to control heel movement. It really is an excellent shoe that I believe will appeal to runners of all abilities.

With a retail price of £120, it is competitive with other shoes on the market in a comparable bracket. Having run in it a few times now, it is something that I will continue to use as my shoe for steady runs due to the comfort it gives but how also when I do want to pick up the pace the shoe brilliantly gives responsive rebound from the blown rubber outsole, without compromising that soft feel – something that is hard to do with a top running shoe.