New Balance 880v9 Fit
Consistency is the goal with the New Balance 880 line, and the 880v9 fits right in.
New Balance built the shoe around the same last as the previous version, so runners who loved the fit of last year’s shoe will find the same feeling in the new one. The toe box has plenty of room to let your foot splay, and it has enough volume to give your toes some wiggle room.
“The 880 felt like it was made for my feet,” one Fleet Feet tester says. “Some shoes I wear are too narrow through the midfoot and forefoot to wear for long runs, but the 880 v9 accommodated my wider-than-average feet. I cinched down the laces until the shoe was snug, and it still felt comfortable after a few miles.”
The heel cup fit securely without re-lacing the shoe, and a piece of TPU plastic in the arch provides some extra structure without feeling intrusive.
On top, the seamless mesh upper gives the shoe a smooth look and feel.