New Balance Fresh Foam X 880v12

new balance fresh foam x 880v12 shoe

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  • Neutral road-running shoe 
  • 7 colorways for men and women 
  • Sizes 5.0-13.0 for women and 7.0-16.0 for men
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Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • Large size range
  • 3 widths available: Standard, Wide, X-Wide
  • Larger heel-to-toe drop than many competitors at 10 mm
  • 45-day free returns in new condition
What needs improvement ...
  • Heavier than counterparts at 8.4 oz and 10.5 oz
  • Limited colorways
  • Runs small
  • No trial period

Product Summary

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.



8.4 oz women, 10.5 oz men


10 mm


7 colorways for women and men






5.0-13.0 women, 7.0-16.0 men

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      The New Balance Fresh Foam 880v12 is a very soft shoe that people enjoy using as an everyday runner. Reviewers also noted that the shoes run small.