The New Balance 1260 v5 is a premium support running shoe best suited for daily training and a moderate to severe overpronated foot motion.


For the runner seeking stability in a supremely smooth and comfortable ride, the New Balance 1260 v5 bears these features and more.  A plush dual density midsole with Post Applied technology draws inspiration from Fresh Foam geometry to help improve heel-to-toe transition and combat overpronation.  No-sew materials on the Fantom Fit upper wrap your feet in snug, breathable luxury, while a thick layer of durable rubber on the outsole delivers forefoot flexibility to keep your stride fluid as you rack up the miles.

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Weight: 11.4 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: 26mm (Heel), 18mm (Forefoot)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium to wide
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Medium to high
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved


  • N2 Cushioning system: in the heel consists of responsive, durable cushioning that sits lower to the ground than traditional cushioning systems.
  • N2 Burst: in the forefoot consists of responsive cushioning for increased energy return at toe off.
  • Post Applied : stability post is molded independent of the rest of the midsole and applied later in the production process. This creates more reliable support and a more fluid ride.
  • ABZORB: is a full-length, top-of-the-line midsole foam for great durability and improved cushioning.
  • T-Beam: consist of a light, flexible TPU shank in the midfoot for torsional stability and additional arch support.


  • Blown rubber: runs the length of the shoe for increased cushioning and responsiveness.
  • Ndurance: is a highly durable carbon rubber located in the heel for increased durability.


  • Open Mesh: covers the majority of the upper for lightweight breathability.
  • Fantom Fit: are two materials combined with a No-Sew processes that provide an ultralight supportive fit.
  • No-Sew upper: materials are soft, supple and hold the foot securely on the platform.
  • Asymmetrical Heel Counter: secures the heel and works to correct overpronation.
  • Ortholite Sockliner: has anti-microbial properties and provides additional underfoot cushioning.
  • Strobel Last: with the upper stitched to full length ABZORB foam, for enhanced cushioning and a soft underfoot feel.


  • PL-8: is a running-specific last with a standard heel width, toe-box height, and forefoot width..

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Grade:

  • Neutral
  • Minimum
  • Moderate
  • Maximum

Heel-To-Toe Drop (mm):

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road/Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

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