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.
Grey/Red Men’s 1210
Purple/Pink Women’s 1210