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New Balance 860

Item Number: MR860SB

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  • Type: Structured
  • Manufacturer's Category: Stability
  • Pronation Control: Moderate
  • Weight: 11.8 oz
  • Height: 24/12 mm (Heel/Toe - Midsole)
  • Drop: 12 mm


  • This highly responsive trainer has a performance fit and was developed for runners seeking premium cushioning and a moderate level of stability. The successor to the popular 760, the lightweight 860 features a dual density medial post, ABZORB in the forefoot and advanced N-ergy cushioning in the heel to give serious runners an edge.


    • Last: PL-1
    • N-ERGY in the heel provides NB's most advanced shock absorption and cushioning
    • ACTEVA LITE premium lightweight midsole provides optimal resistance to compression set - 24% lighter than standard foam
    • ABZORB cushioning in the forefoot for exceptional shock absorption
    • STABILITY WEB delivers midfoot support and reduces the weight of the shoe
    • Outsole N-Durance rubber compound for maximum outsole durability
    • Forefoot Flex Grooves allow extreme flexibility
    • Synthetic/Mesh upper provides lightweight comfort and support
    • Medicare / HCPCS code = A5500 Diabetic shoe
    • Dual-density medial post discourages overpronation


    New Balance's top of the line foam material provides excellent cushioning and compression set properties. ABZORB is made up of a blend of Dupont Engage, Isoprene rubber and proprietary materials provides the ultimate ride. Removable full-length insert of ABZORB cushioning provides added comfort and ABZORB Strobel Board runs Full-length of shoe to maximize shock absorption and comfort.


    N-ergy is a resilient engineered elastomer designed to provide shock absorption and responsiveness for the optimal ride. It is designed in multiple configurations to deliver unique consumer benefits.


    Acteva Lite is superior lightweight foam with exceptional durability. Made with Dupont Engage, this foam is 12 percent lighter than standard foam.


    Stability Web is a structured, lightweight arch support that provides optimal rigidity preventing midfoot flex.

Reviews: New Balance 860

5 out of 5

Reviewed by 6 customers

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  • Amazing Comfort

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 10/7/2011
    Reviewer: | MO
  • 4 out of 5 They are comfortable have extra holes for those stretched laces. I have gotten many complements on their apprearence.

  • Would definitely buy New Balance shoes

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 9/15/2011
    Reviewer: | Fort Worth TX
  • 5 out of 5 The New Balance Men's 860 running shoe feels very comfortable and easy on the feet. I recommend this product to those looking for a comfortable running shoe.

  • Great Shoe...Great Deal

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 8/10/2011
    Reviewer: | PA
  • 5 out of 5 Looking to get back into running. Looked around and found that I would need a shoe with stability and support. Figured I would be spending $100.00 +

  • best athletic shoes

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 7/12/2011
    Reviewer: | Tennessee
  • 5 out of 5 This is the best athletic shoes I have ever worn. I walk about 7- 8 miles a day at work and just started to train in a couch to 5K program... and these shoes have been GREAT! Again the best athletic shoes... may be the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn.

  • Great Fit

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 4/13/2011
    Reviewer: | Michigan
  • 5 out of 5 Nice shoe, great fit, great feel. I don't pronate, so I don't need the slight offset. I like that they are made in USA. New Balance is always great.

  • New Balance sneakers

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 4/6/2011
    Reviewer: | Dallas, TX
  • 5 out of 5 love these sneakers. i walk 3 dogs daily and these are perfect. great support and lightweight.

New Balance 860 Black / Silver

About New Balance 860

  • Experience premium comfort and a moderate level of stability on your runs with New Balance 860 running shoes. This shoe is crafted with breakthrough Ndurance compound, a rubber blend that provides maximum durability on the outsole. The shoes also feature N-ergy midsoles, New Balance's most advanced cushion and shock absorption. The comfortable, lightweight construction of the 860 makes it a runner's dream. It is stable and light enough to prevent early fatigue and additional strain. Whether you are using the 860 as a daily shoe or only for long runs, you are sure to love the superior construction.

About New Balance

New Balance collage Over a century ago, New Balance started manufacturing arch supports. Just 70 years later, it has become one of the foremost leaders in sports apparel and footwear. Even before branching out into shoes and athletic gear, it was dedicated to satisfying the needs of the everyday athlete. Known worldwide for its attention to fit, it provides shoes in an extensive range of widths and sizes. The company adheres to the belief that the better the fit, the better the performance. Maintaining five manufacturing facilities in the United States, New Balance continues to meet and exceed its time-tested quality standards.

Having the right fit is essential to performing your best, no matter what your activity. That's why New Balance offers the majority of their shoes in multiple widths, from narrow (2A) to extra-extra-wide (6E). New Balance is the only manufacturer to offer so many width options, ensuring you the best possible fit.

Women's Shoe Widths
4A 2A B D 2E 4E
X-Narrow Narrow Medium Wide X-Wide XX-Wide

Men's Shoe Widths
2A B D 2E 3E 4E 6E
X-Narrow Narrow Medium Wide Wide X-Wide XX-Wide

What size are you?

  • In general, the regular Men's width is "D"; for Women, the regular width is "B".If the majority of shoes you own, or have purchased in the past, fit adequately, these are the widths you should select.
  • If the shoes you own tend to feel overly spacious in width, you should consider selecting a narrower width size. If the shoes you own tend to feel noticeably narrow or snug, then you should consider selecting a wider width size.
  • If your feet seem "between" sizes and you cannot decide which size to select, we suggest you choose the larger size. You can make adjustments for a better fit with socks, insoles, or a different lacing pattern.
  • Since feet always swell during the day, we encourage you to try shoes on later in the day when your feet are at their largest.

Sizing Tips:

  • With respect to feel, your heel should fit snug with no slipping; the midfoot of the shoe under your arch and over the top of your foot should be snug but not tight; and you should have enough room in the toe box to wiggle your toes.
  • People are more than twice as likely to buy a shoe that is too small than too big. Clues that your shoes are too small or narrow include - foot cramping or "falling asleep" while running or just after running or the formation of blisters and calluses between or on your toes.
  • New Balance shoes are made to fit directly out of the box. They do not need to be broken in.
  • Feet typically get bigger with age. We encourage you to have your feet measured every year.
  • Women's feet often become a half-size (or more) larger after pregnancy.
  • Your left and right feet may differ in length or width as much as a full size. Be sure to measure and try shoes on both feet, and always buy shoes to fit your larger foot.

New Balance earned their position as the leader in Total Fitâ„¢ by offering more fit combinations than any other footwear company. In addition to shoe length and width, they use a shoe last. A shoe last is a 360 degree model of the foot used to create each shoe's heel width, instep height, toe box width and toe box depth. Though it's not the primary factor, in conjunction with length and width, the shoe last helps you achieve the best possible fit.

Last Type Heel Width Instep Height Toe Box Depth Forefoot Width
AL-2 Standard Higher Deeper Standard
NBJ Regular Lower Reduced Volume Reduced Volume
PL-1 Anatomical Lower Reduced Volume Reduced Lateral Forefoot Girth
PW-1 Anatomical Lower Reduced Volume Wider and Lower Profile than PL-1
PW-3 Standard Lower Standard Standard
CW-2, NATURAL PL-1, RL-1, SL-1, WX-001 Standard Standard Standard Standard
RL-2, RL-3 Narrower Standard Standard Standard
SL-2, WOL-01 Narrower Higher Deeper Standard
SL-3 Higher Higher Deeper Standard
NL-0, NL-1 Standard Lower Shallower Wider
UL-1 Anatomical Higher Increased Volume Increased Volume
AL-1, MB-001, MF-001, MF-004, MX-001, NATURAL PL-1, RL-1, SL-1 Standard Standard Standard Standard
CW-1, RL-2, RL-3 Narrower Standard Standard Standard
AL-3, MF-002 Standard Higher Deeper Wider
MOL-1, SL-2 Narrower Higher Deeper Wider
NBJ Standard Lower Reduced Volume Reduced Volume
PL-1 Anatomical Lower Reduced Volume Reduced Lateral Forefoot Girth
PW-1 Anatomical Lower Reduced Volume Wider & Lower Profile than PL-1
PW-3 Standard Lower Standard Standard
SL-3 Higher Higher Deeper Standard
TSL-1 Narrower Standard Reduced Volume Wider
NL-0, NL-1 Standard Lower Shallower Wider
UL-1 Anatomical Higher Increased Volume Increased Volume