Friday, February 14, 2020

New Balance Fresh Foam 880v10 Initial Run Impressions, Shoe Details and Comparisons

Article by Sam Winebaum, Editor

New Balance Fresh Foam 880v10 ($130)

I take a first run on the cold and sunny New Hampshire Seacoast in the New Balance Fresh Foam 880v10 and share my initial impressions and shoe details. 

The 880v10 is a more traditional 10mm drop, non rockered, quite flexible, and high cushioned daily trainer, completely reworked and reimagined with state of the art materials (Fresh Foam X, Hypoknit upper, and outsole). 10.25 oz /290 g (US 9). Available now ($130) only at speciality run retail stores and

Watch Sam's First Run Impressions, Shoe Details, and Comparisons Video ( 8:33)

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Buck said...

Hi Sam,
How does the 880 v10 compare to the Salomon Sonic 3 Balance?

Sam Winebaum said...

Hi Buck,
Early and need to run them more but the 880 is heavier by a bit 0.25 oz. The Sonic 3 Balance is stiffer but easy to transition at faster paces but a bit less so at slower paces compared to the 880. The 880 is a bit softer cushioned overall especially the heel but that is a bit misleading as the dense JPAD vibration insert is so effective. Kind of bottom line both are great daily trainers with the 880 maybe a touch more suitable for slower paces and the Balance shining at faster paces for me.
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bachtalking said...

How does it feel vs Brooks Revel 3? Seems like a similar kind of trainer.