New Balance 1080v7 Running Shoes First Impressions & Mini Review

So I just got my new running shoes in, and I decided to take a break from work and give the New Balance 1080v7 a trial run. Now, after my last post where I talked about the Blerch catching up to me, I figured it was a good time to get back outside and run.

I’ve done a lot of research on running shoes lately (more than usual) because Asics went and ruined my favorite model (the Nimbus), and I’ve been Zappos-ing a lot of trials lately.

My current attempt is the New Balance 1080v7 because I have been having knee and ankle pain when running (which is why I’ve been out of it lately, though more than a little bit of it is pure laziness, too), and the 1080 line is supposed to be great for that.

With that said, you can watch this video to see what I think.

Are you a New Balance runner? This is my first pair, so tell me what you think!

10(ish)-mile update: Still really liking the shoes. I think my socks are the issue with the hotspots on the balls of my feet. I am going to head to Fleet Feet this weekend to see what options they have. I am tempted, however, to order a half-size up (from a 9.5 to a 10) from Zappos to try. I loosened the laces a bit, but the upper still feels potentially too snug. I might also try a 9.5 2E at some point to see if the extra fabric helps.

B.J. Keeton

B.J. Keeton

B.J. is a geek, gamer, podcaster, and livestreamer. He has been the co-host of the Geek to Geek podcast since 2016, and he helped start the Geek to Geek Media Network. His biggest pet peeve is when someone spells Wookiee with only one E. One time, he told his friends he liked vegetables maybe more than he did Star Wars, and they made him put a dollar in the jar. That should tell you everything you need to know about him. Find him on Twitter as @professorbeej or on Discord as @professorbeej#1337.

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