Customer reviews for New Balance 1260v3

New Balance 1260v3

Stay close to the ground without sacrificing cushy stability with the 1260v3 men’s running shoe. Made from lightweight materials using FantomFit technology, the award-winning 1260v3 provides exceptional heel cushioning. Air mesh and the synthetic and TPU upper combine to bring breathability, and with the ABZORB® Crash Pad you’ll still feel the road, track or trail while lessening harmful impact. Winner of Outside Magazine's 2014 Gear of the Year Award
Overall rating:
3.833 / 5
3.8
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5
(6 reviews) 6
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating breakdown 6 reviews
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Star
1
4 of 667%of customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for New Balance 1260v3
Review 1 for New Balance 1260v3
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5

I am a long time NB customer but I'm loosing confidence since the 1123 went away.

PostedMarch 31, 2014
ernieb
from Nashville, TN, USA
Used Product For: 8 or more weeks
Primary Activity: Walking
Probably Would Not Purchase Again
1
Would Purchase Again
"these shoes felt great at first but after few months the right shoe is breaking down weird.It feels like my right foot is coming on the side of the shoe instead of the sole.the left shoe is fine,I know somebody will say it's my foot instead of the shoe but I had a pair of 587 about three pairs back that did the same thing right out of the box and they have rollbar tech.in them."
No, I do not recommend this product.
-9points
7of 23voted this as helpful.
Review 2 for New Balance 1260v3
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

These shoes surpassed my expectations.

PostedMarch 23, 2014
Ehcsrop
from Phoenix, AZ, USA
Used Product For: 8 or more weeks
Miles with Product: 20+ miles
Avg Miles Per Week: 20+ miles
Primary Activity: Running
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Probably Would Not Purchase Again
7
Would Purchase Again
"The shoes fit very well in the mid foot and have an accommodating toe box that comes in handy to allow for swelling on long runs. I like the cushioning that remains constant during the run. It is flexible enough to permit more mid and forefoot running styles. The shoes are well ventilated allowing my feet to stay comfortably cool on all distances in my training regimen. These are a great pair of running shoes that are second to none. I think they are worth the price."
Yes, I recommend this product.
+8points
8of 8voted this as helpful.
Review 3 for New Balance 1260v3
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5

Initial Impressions

PostedMarch 14, 2014
Shout
from Atlanta, GA, USA
Used Product For: less than 2 weeks
Miles with Product: 0-5 miles
Avg Miles Per Week: 0-5 miles
Primary Activity: Playing a Team Sport
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Product Experience:
Runs Small
7
Runs Large
Runs Narrow
7
Runs Wide
Probably Would Not Purchase Again
1
Would Purchase Again
"*** Disclaimer: I only wore these for part of one day. The experience was so terrible that I immediately returned them.
i was excited to receive this shoe after reading reviews. Unfortunately, I did not try a pair on before ordering them (my fault). Just a few steps in them made me regret my decision. They were very uncomfortable with an annoying side panel (?) that kind of dug into my ankle. They are in no way anywhere near the quality of the 990 series (which unfortunately smells like urine after a few months of use). I cannot image walking any distance in these things. Seem very cheap. Price is ridiculous to me.
Additionally: hideous. I really wish New Balance would offer more traditional looks instead of all these rainbow mixmatch designs."
No, I do not recommend this product.
-5points
3of 11voted this as helpful.
Review 4 for New Balance 1260v3
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Best shoes ever!!!

PostedJanuary 1, 2014
coolprince
from Atlanta, GA, USA
Used Product For: 8 or more weeks
Miles with Product: 20+ miles
Avg Miles Per Week: 6-10 miles
Primary Activity: Running
"I visit gym around 18-20 days a month, doing a workout for about 1.5 hrs. These shoes make me feel like I am running on a cushion. Was able to easily achieve my 1st 5k run wearing these. Removes any stress that you may feel on your legs post workout and obviously looks great too."
Yes, I recommend this product.
+11points
12of 13voted this as helpful.
Review 5 for New Balance 1260v3
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

I Forgot I Had Shoes On

PostedOctober 24, 2013
roliver86
from Washington, DC, USA
Used Product For: 8 or more weeks
Primary Activity: Other
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Product Experience:
Runs Small
4
Runs Large
Probably Would Not Purchase Again
7
Would Purchase Again
"I have been wearing three generations of the New Balance 1260 and this one is not only an excellent fit, but it gives me functional support for my active lifestyle. I feel absolutely no weight in comparison to similar premier line shoes in its class. Well done and keep it coming!"
Yes, I recommend this product.
+17points
17of 17voted this as helpful.
Review 6 for New Balance 1260v3
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Extremely Worthy Shoes

PostedOctober 4, 2013
SweeCheng
from Malaysia
Used Product For: less than 2 weeks
Miles with Product: 0-5 miles
Avg Miles Per Week: 0-5 miles
Primary Activity: Other
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Product Experience:
Runs Small
4
Runs Large
Runs Narrow
5
Runs Wide
Probably Would Not Purchase Again
7
Would Purchase Again
"The stability of the shoes is great! It's extremely comfortable as well. Was previously wearing X brand shoes which stressed out my feet during workouts but this is totally stress-free. I would highly recommend this shoes especially for those with heavy workouts"
Yes, I recommend this product.
+8points
10of 12voted this as helpful.