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
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.