Customer reviews for New Balance 1290

New Balance 1290

The New Balance 1290 running shoe was designed in Boston and made in Maine, which is, coincidentally, about how far you feel you can run in this lightweight performer before you even notice it's on your feet. Part of our Made in the USA Collection, its REVlite® midsole foam, ABZORB® insert for cushioning and blown rubber outsole make this a shoe that takes you along for the ride.
Overall rating:
3 / 5
3
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5
(4 reviews) 4
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating breakdown 4 reviews
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Star
1
2 of 450%of customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for New Balance 1290
Review 1 for New Balance 1290
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Shoe, made in the USA, light and comfortable.

PostedJuly 7, 2013
Sean
from orlando, fl
Used Product For: less than 2 weeks
Miles with Product: 0-5 miles
Avg Miles Per Week: 0-5 miles
Primary Activity: Running
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Probably Would Not Purchase Again
7
Would Purchase Again
"The summary says it all. Runs true to size. Awesome shoe. I'm a slight overpronator and this shoe seems great so far (only a few miles)."
Yes, I recommend this product.
+1point
3of 5voted this as helpful.
Review 2 for New Balance 1290
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Good design, doesn't hold up

PostedDecember 14, 2013
ksuafcadet
from Manhattan, KS, USA
Used Product For: 8 or more weeks
Miles with Product: 16-20 miles
Avg Miles Per Week: 6-10 miles
Primary Activity: Other
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
"I have had this shoe for for about 4 months, and have run about 20 miles in them and they are great for road running, however I mostly use them to lift weights and do sprint workouts in them and within the first month I had them, the outsole started to separate from the shoe. It could use some additional engineering to the front of the shoe to withstand higher friction forces from cutting and sprinting on the ball of the foot."
Yes, I recommend this product.
+5points
5of 5voted this as helpful.
Review 3 for New Balance 1290
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Design is good but need to improve the quality of materials

PostedDecember 1, 2013
owup74
from Pasco, WA, USA
Used Product For: 8 or more weeks
Miles with Product: 20+ miles
Avg Miles Per Week: 6-10 miles
Primary Activity: Other
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Probably Would Not Purchase Again
1
Would Purchase Again
"I bought these shoos back in June 2013 and by November they were worn out. My first real disappointment with New Balance normally when I buy the models made or assembled in the US they outlast any of the imported brands I bought over the years which normally lasts me 2 plus years. These lasted as long as a cheap imported pair.Hope they upgrade these shoos and improve their quality. Overall I been happy with NB's US line as I said earlier but even good companies have their lemons."
No, I do not recommend this product.
+2points
2of 2voted this as helpful.
Review 4 for New Balance 1290
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5

Disappointed Again!

PostedJune 4, 2013
runteh
from shaker Heights, Ohio
Used Product For: less than 2 weeks
Miles with Product: 0-5 miles
Avg Miles Per Week: 20+ miles
Primary Activity: Running
Comfort 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Product Experience:
Runs Small
1
Runs Large
Runs Narrow
1
Runs Wide
Probably Would Not Purchase Again
1
Would Purchase Again
"Same size as my 13-4E 990s, but 1.5 inches shorter and .5 inches less width. Unwearable!"
No, I do not recommend this product.
-12points
0of 12voted this as helpful.