Step into soft, plush comfort with the New Balance Fresh Foam X 1080 v13. From the second you slip on these running shoes, your foot will feel pampered.
From the stretchy mesh upper that hugs the foot with padded support to the soft and light Fresh Foam X midsole foam, the 1080 v13 is like a spa for your foot. The New Balance Fresh Foam X 1080 v13 is perfect for any distance at an easy to moderate pace.
WHY PACERS CARRIES THESE SHOES:
Over the last few years, the New Balance Fresh Foam X 1080 line has emerged as one of our favorite neutral every day running shoes for its combination of soft cushioning and light weight. Everyone needs a running shoe that feels like it’s wrapping their foot in a lover’s warm embrace, and the New Balance Fresh Foam X 1080 v13 is that shoe.
With a padded, stretchy, and accommodating upper, the 1080v13 manages to hug all kinds of foot shapes in the right places. A soft midsole of Fresh Foam X constructed with a rocker shape keeps every step feeling smooth and easy.
The Fresh Foam X 1080v13 adds a touch of responsiveness that makes the shoe a bit more suited for faster paces than it was in the past. Thankfully, this has not sacrificed any softness that fans of previous models of the 1080 have come to love. In fact, the v13 features a stack height that is actually 4 mm higher than the v12.
An increased rocker-shaped midsole keeps the ride smooth on every stride. A new engineered mesh upper replaces the sock-like knit upper of the last few versions of the shoe. The new mesh still has some stretchiness to accommodate runners with wide feet, while lending a plusher step-in feel and a more secure lockdown.
WHO THESE SHOES ARE FOR:
- Beginner runners looking for a soft and well-cushioned shoe for all their runs.
- Experienced runners seeking a shoe for recovery runs and long runs.
- Walkers of all abilities.
- People who are on their feet all day for work.
WHAT’S IN THESE SHOES:
Fresh Foam X – plush cushioning provides a luxurious step-in feel.
Engineered Mesh – lightweight and breathable upper secures the foot in all the right places.
Lightweight Rubber – outsole rubber enhances traction and durability.
- Rocker geometry – smooths heel-to-toe transitions for a natural ride.
HOW THEY FIT:
- SIZE: True to size
HEEL: Locked in (plush heel collar and padded tongue provide a soft and secure fit)
MIDFOOT: Moderate (gusseted tongue secures the midfoot well)
- FOREFOOT: Roomy (most runners will have plenty of wiggle room)
HOW THEY COMPARE TO OTHER SHOES:
CUSHION: The New Balance Fresh Foam X 1080 v13 has a high level of soft cushion. For a less cushioned shoe, we recommend the New Balance Fresh Foam X 880 v13. For even more cushioning, we recommend the New Balance Fresh Foam X More v4.
PRONATION: The New Balance Fresh Foam X 1080 v13 is a neutral shoe without any features designed to correct overpronation. For a high cushioned stability shoe, we recommend the New Balance Fresh Foam X Vongo v6. If you’re not sure which you need, check out our article on neutral vs. stability running shoes.
SPEED: The New Balance Fresh Foam X 1080 v13 has a bit of responsiveness but is too soft to really go fast. For a speedier everyday trainer, we recommend the New Balance FuelCell SuperComp Trainer v2.
- OTHER BRANDS: Shoes from other brands similar to the New Balance Fresh Foam X 1080 v13 are the Asics GEL-Nimbus 25, Hoka Clifton 9, and Brooks Ghost Max.
Weight: Women’s 8.2 oz.| Men’s 9.5 oz.
- Offset: Women’s 8 mm | Men’s 8 mm