New Balance 1080 v3 Sneak Peek

New Balance 1080 v3 Men's Running Shoe

New Balance gave their premium neutral trainer some serious style in its current version, and they’re pushing the design envelope further with the 1080 v3. Beyond a fresh look for the upper and midsole, changes are few – which is fine by us, considering how smooth and responsive the current model is on the road.

What to Watch For

New Balance 1080 v3 Women's Shoe

  • Lighter Weight: According to published weights from New Balance, the 1080 v3 drops a few tenths of an ounce compared to the current model, with Men’s size 9 at 10.2 oz and Women’s size 8 at 8.0 oz.
  • Premium Cushioning: The 1080 v3 continues to use N2 cushioning technology, which enables a lower offset (here, 8mm) without sacrificing a pillowy feel.
  • New Crash Pad: The 1080 v3 uses ABZORB foam in the crash pad for added cushioning.

Launch Date
January 2013


Men’s Color
White/Blue 1080 v3

Women’s Color
Pink/Lime 1080 v3

  • Idamarie Dover

    These shoes don’t last! So disappointed! Only have had the new balance 1080 v3 for only a month and they are falling apart!
    Not happy and will never be getting New Balance’s again! Such a waste!

  • Matt

    So sorry to hear that the shoes aren’t holding up for you. If they were purchased from us, you can return them under our 90 Day No Sweat return policy and try out another pair that hopefully will hold up better for you.

  • marc

    Does the 1080 V3 have a larger volume toebox then the 890 V3? I like the 890 V3 but sometimes my toes feel a little pressure on the top. Thanks in advance.


  • Matt

    The 1080 definitely has more room in the toebox than the 890, particularly in how deep/tall the toebox is. Both shoes have about the same width in the forefoot. But you should definitely notice less pressure on the top of your toes in the 1080.

  • marc


    Thanks for the info. The 2 shoes look very similar in weight and cushioning just a small difference of 2mm and .02 oz I think. I was hoping that the 1080 had a larger volume. Now I have to come up with the $$…. :-)