This month, New Balance releases their latest update to the dynamic 880 series—the 880v9—bringing exciting updates to an already-stellar neutral shoe.
Now, if you’re reading this hoping to find out if they’ve shaved off .05ozs compared to last year’s model, or to be dazzled by fancy descriptors, you won’t find those details here!
While those kinds of buzzwords might help sell shoes, they don’t do much to help fit shoes.
As shoe fitters, we typically ignore catchphrases like “premium knit upper” and “superior EVA midsole,” and instead focus on things like toe-box depth, width offerings, and overlay designs. And, it’s in these crucial fit-related details where the latest New Balance 880 sets itself apart from other shoes on the market!
The 880v9 brings a versatility to our shoe wall that we haven’t had in a while. Runners, walkers, gym-goers, and orthotic wearers can all find success in the responsive and durable neutral shoe. A few highlights include:
Sporting a deep heel-cup and a forgiving no-sew toe-box, the 880v9 locks in your heel and gives your toes room to spread.
Orthotic wearers know the struggle of heel slippage, but this update is a welcoming vessel for your orthotic.
One of the big changes made to the v9 is its modernized, durable, and seamless upper.
Have wide feet? The popular black-and-white colourway is now available in wide and extra-wide in men’s (FitFirst only) and women’s sizes (both stores).
At FitFirst and LadySport, we’re dedicated to looking after all shapes and sizes of feet—and we want to prove it to you. How?
For the first time ever, we GUARANTEE to have your size in stock at all times.
We’ll have the New Balance 880BK9 in women’s 5-12 and men’s 7-15 (men’s at FitFirst only) in all width options (medium, wide and extra wide). No matter where your feet fall in this spectrum, we promise to have your size of this key model in stock. If your size isn’t in store, we’ll take $25 off once we get it in for you.
Don’t worry about calling ahead or facing a “take what you can get” selection—the New Balance 880BK9 will be ready and waiting. The only question is, where will they take you?