The New Balance Fresh Foam X 880v12 is a neutral road running shoe. New Balance recommends the 880v12 for comfortable everyday running.
The Fresh Foam achieves a comfortable ride with a dual-layered midsole. The bottom layer is Fresh Foam X with a top layer of foam cushioning. The Fresh Foam X is a foam developed in New Balance’s Sport Performance lab that is ultra-cushioned and lightweight. The 880v12 also has a double layer, knit mesh upper with extra support added in strategic, high-wear positions.
The 880v12 has been reviewed to be a comfortable shoe with no break-in period. People love wearing them for their walks, runs, and as an everyday shoe. Even positive reviews noted that the shoes run small. Many reviewers shared that they had to exchange their shoes for one size larger than they usually wear. Reviewers also found this edition of the Fresh Foam 880 to be softer but less durable than previous editions.