The New Balance 1260 running shoe is a stability cushioned running shoe developed by New Balance for the high-mileage runner.
Because it is made for those who will run excessive mileage on a weekly basis this shoe is not a heavy shoe but it possesses outstanding shock absorption capabilities.
This takes off some of the stress on the foot and joints allowing you get back out on the road daily.
New Balance has created a midsole that consists of its ABZORB FL technology which provides a runners feet with excellent cushioning. This is essential for those runners who are putting in excessive mileage because on those long runs comfort is essential. It also acts as an added shock absorption layer for people who’s feet structure doesn’t offer enough cushion.
There is nothing more painful for a runner than to be experiencing foot discomfort in addition to the mental and physical challenges that one encounters in the midst of a ten to fifteen mile run. To help address this possibility New Balance also put the ABZORB Strobel Board throughout the length of the shoe to provide further shock absorption and comfort capabilities.
Long distance runners need a very strong and stable shoe because the majority of their training runs will take place on cement, the most unforgiving surface that a runner will be subject to.
The stability component of this shoe cannot be underestimated because it is in the midst of a long run that mental fatigue will lead to improper foot striking and a runner potentially turning an ankle. As such, the Ndurance rubber compound that New Balance has used for this shoe has made it a very stable shoe that a long distance runner can depend on during their runs.
The New Balance 1260 running shoe’s Stabilicore medial support system provides for enhanced heel strike to toe-off running foot strike so that a long distance runner is running in the most optimal manner to achieve their training objectives.
The New Balance Stabilicore medial support system also helps a long distance runner avoid the calf injuries that can result from an individual not running with too much of a flat foot and not an enhanced heel strike manner.
One of the most intriguing aspects of this shoe is New Balance’s new N-Energy shock absorption technology. With the shoe having been made for the high mileage runner it was imperative that New Balance find a way to help absorb the pounding the feet endure on the long runs.
The implementation of this technology in the New Balance 1260 running shoe transfers the energy from the contact with the ground throughout the foot and thus prevents the foot pounding from being centralized in any one part of the shoe.
This is a very important attribute for those who engage in high mileage runs because it reduces the likelihood or potential for injury to those who are prone to overpronating.
This shoe also has an external heel counter that provides the runner with additional rearfoot stability and in doing so supports the optimal heel strike to toe-off running gait that is desired by high mileage runners.
The New Balance 1260 is ideal for long distance training or those who want to be able to go out every day to get their run in.