Sunday, December 21, 2008

NB 1062 Shoe Review

Almost a full two months ago, the good people at New Balance Harrisburg sent me a pair of 1062s to try out - this is a neutal cushion shoe, for someone (like me!) who does not pronate.

The shoe is good looking, in my opinion, and I was particularly thrilled to get a pair with orange trim.


I haven't put too many miles on them yet since I'm building up slowly after knee injury, but I definately appreciate the cushion in these shoes. It's quite noticable when running on the road (less pounding) and good for someone like me who is coming off of an injury.

Not sure if you can tell from the photo, but the laces are made in a way that keeps them secure when tied. I hate having to stop and tie my shoes during a run, so I found that to be a neat feature.

I've found these to be stiffer than my Nikes. Not sure if I like that or not.

Although I haven't weighed them, they also feel heavier.

The biggest issue for me is a narrower toe box that doesn't fit my foot quite right, but we're all made differently so it might not be a problem for you.

As with most shoes, I'm planning to replace the insoles with something with better arch support.

All-in-all, I'd rate this as a well made neutral cushion training shoe, definately worth giving a try if you don't pronate and could use the extra cushioning.

On an separate note, found this Elmo hat in the closet. I think it was from when my daughter was in early elemetary school. Surprisingly, it fit me, so I wore it on my run today. It made me smile. :-)

23 comments:

  1. Love the hat, and it matches your shoes! :)

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  2. Interesting about NB shoe... I had a problem with the heel (although I can't remember what now as I had them a couple of years ago... LOL!)

    Those laces look v.useful though!!

    Have a great Christmas break!

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  3. Thanks for the shoe review. Can you recomend a good running store in ALBQ? LOVE the Emlo Hat it made me smile.

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  4. Cut hat! Great shoe review. The laces do seem pretty cool.

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  5. I want that hat!!!

    Too cute!!!

    Hope you had a great weekend!!!

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  6. Aww, I would totally smile if I saw someone running down the street in that hat :)

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  7. Cute cute hat :) My son would be so upset if he saw me wearing his Darth Vader hat!

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  8. Nice review! New Balance is also one of my favorite for shoe shopping!!

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  9. While I am a loyal Brooks fan, I have found NB to be the next best. But unlike you, I do pronate, so those wouldn't work for me at all. Love the hat!

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  10. The hat makes me smile too. Nice review on the shoes but I'm a asics girl. :)

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  11. I've never tried New Balances. Thanks for the review! I love the hat. What a great way to brighten up your run.

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  12. New Balance shoes are heavier. I was happy that my ankle problem was unrelated to the shoes, as I have been running in them fine.

    Awesome hat!!! I think I would make it my own :-)

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  13. The Elmo hat made me smile too! That is a very cool hat. Look how many people it made happy!

    Merry Christmas!

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  14. are you in the Wear Test program? Tell me you are in the wear test program for NB... I built that platform and that would be very exciting for me... sorry this is about you not me right? :)

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  15. Nice review, Queenie. You look awesome in that rockin Elmo hat. :)

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  16. I've always wanted to give NB a whirl but I'm committed to my Asics still.

    The picture indicates the Elmo hat may be a little tight. No?

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  17. The elmo hat made me smile as well. LOL.

    When I first started running, I had a pair of NB. They weren't right for me and caused a lot of pain in my knees and shins. To each their own, right?!

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  18. Sweet shoes! And that hat is a-freakin-mazing!

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  19. Great shoe review!! Love the hat! :>)

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