Staff Pick: New Balance 1260 V3

This shoe sits near the Asics Kayano and Brooks Trance on specialty store walls, but it’s a bit different. Find out why. 

RUNNING SHOE: New Balance 1260 V3

Category: Stability, Cushion

Best for: Training, Racing

Weight: 10.9 oz. (men’s size 9)

Heel-to-toe drop: 8 mm

Florida Running Company


As a high-end moderate stability shoe, the NB 1260 V3 features maximum cushioning and is designed for over-pronators. To get the lowdown on the shoe’s feel and performance, Florida Running Company’s Jeststeffer Annichiarico took it to the treadmill. Although the shoe is similar to the Asics GT-2000 2, Asics Gel Kayano 20, and Brooks Trance 12,  it’s got unique details — like a 8 mm heel-to-toe offset.  Here’s his review. 

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