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New Balance MT1210 / WT1210 Sneak Peek

Posted on August 13, 2012 in First Look Running Shoes

New Balance MT1210 Men's Running Shoe

New Balance WT1210 Women's Running Shoe

New Balance enters the ultra running category with the MT1210 / WT1210. Inspired by the Leadville Trail 100, the 1210 supplies ultramarathon runners with everything their feet need to get through a grueling test of trail endurance.

A departure from their popular minimal trail shoes, the 1210 comes to market in a more traditional-looking form to provide cushioning and support. It also has a flexible and near-seamless upper designed for maximum comfort for the duration of a long trail run. New Balance lists weights of 10.3 oz (Men’s size 9) and 8.1 oz (Women’s size 8).

What to Watch For

  • Overpronation Support: A medial post behind the arch provides just enough stability to account for fatigued arches during long-distance running.
  • Hybrid Outsole: The moderately lugged Vibram outsole should provide traction on a range of terrain and perform well even on road surfaces.
  • 8mm Offset: On a sample received from New Balance, we measured stack heights of 22mm in the forefoot and 30mm in the heel.

Launch Date
January 2013


Men’s Color
Grey/Red Men’s 1210

Women’s Color
Purple/Pink Women’s 1210

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