New Balance has been pushing for a double punch in its stability shoe line with the Vongo and 1080 series. While traditional medial posts are still the mainstay, the new Vongo V5 offers even more stability and is designed for moderate-to-severe overpronators. This shoe also works well for neutral runners who need additional stability.
The New Balance 880 V10 is designed for speed, but the Fresh Foam 1080v11 provides more stability and protection for the ball of your foot. The upper mesh is breathable, comfortable, and has an OrthoLite sock lining. It also has a padded collar and tongue for additional comfort.
The 1080v12’s midsole is slightly softer than the 880v12’s, but both shoes are designed with stability and cushioning in mind. The 1080v12 has a layer of rubber in its midsole, while 880v12 has a traditional midsole foam.
Both the Fuel Core Nergize and fresh foam 1080v10 are vegan shoes. However, they have their own pros and cons. The Fresh Foam 1080v10 running shoe is extremely supportive and features a strong rubber outsole with a mesh upper. Although the Fresh Foam 880v10 shoe is slightly more sturdy, it still provides great support and stability. The Fresh Foam 880v10 as well as the Fresh Foam 1080v10 are available in a variety of colors. New Balance also offers a vegan version of the Arishi Trail, which is made from a lightweight textile upper and features the Toe Protect technology. The Arishi Trail is a high-performance running shoe with a rubber outsole. It also features toe guard technology.