New Balance 680V8

The expected release date for the New Balance 680V8 is October 21, 2022.

The New Balance 680V8 will have the following features & updates:

  • The New New Balance 680V8 will have a more breathable and flexible upper in the same engineered mesh.
  • There may also be some new and more fashionable styles and color options available.
  • The same XLT footbed will be kept for the midsole and cushioning, with additional cushioning in the heel and a more contoured design.
  • As for the Outsole, you can still look forward to the high traction rubber design with the diamond-shaped lugs.
  • Furthermore, there will be improved flexibility in the outsole with new flex grooves added that are more streamlined in design.

Previous Models of the New Balance 680:
The New Balance 680V7 was released on September 28, 2021.

Latest Version of the New Balance 680


New Balance 680


  • The MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) for the New Balance 680V8 is aimed at around $110 a pair.
  • This is a reasonably average price, which is similar to that of the older model.

Arch support and pronation controlArch Support and Pronation Control

  • The New Balance 680V8 will offer excellent arch support for a neutral to higher arch type.
  • It is likewise going to be ideal for persons who tend to strike with their heels.
  • Furthermore, there will be a removable insole that allows you to use your personal arch support inserts.


  • The New Balance model can be used both outdoors on roads and flat surfaces and indoors.
  • The design of the tread is likewise going to be ideal for use on treadmills and for jogging.


  • You will be able to use this new model for the gym, jogging, and walking.
  • However, it will also be an excellent choice for outdoor running on tar and concrete surfaces, not ideal for trails.


  • The construction of the New Balance 680V8 is quite durable and long-lasting, with good quality materials.
  • The sole will be ideal for hard and flat floor surfaces indoors and outdoors.
  • Unfortunately, I will not recommend the new models for outdoor trails and more hazardous roads and surfaces.
  • Generally, they will also not be waterproof, so try to avoid getting them too wet.

Fit and SizingFit and Sizing

  • The New Balance 680V8 offers a snug and comfortable fit with flexible mesh uppers for the size and fit.
  • There are wider widths and narrow options available, as well as extended sizes.
  • This model is said to run half a size smaller generally, so I would size up to around half a size.


  • The women’s model will weigh around 238 grams, which is quite average.
  • The men’s model is more lightweight at 299 grams, which is quite light for men.

Elevation of the New Balance 680V8

Heel HeightHeel Height

  • The heel will be 29 mm in height.
  • This height is ideal for running and jogging and is quite high.

Forefoot HeightForefoot Height

  • The Forefoot will be 17 mm in height, which provides better support for running.
  • It is quite a high height in the forefoot, more ideal to neutral and high arch types than low arches.

Heel-to-Toe DropHeel-to-Toe Drop

  • There will be a steady and quite large 12mm heel-to-toe drop.
  • This type of heel-to-toe drop is ideal for running.

Components of the New Balance 680V8


  • As for the outsole, you can look forward to a durable blown rubber outsole that will be even more energizing this time around.
  • A for the tread, there will be enhanced traction and durability although, a less lug design.
  • The design of the outsole this time will aim more at flat surface running and indoor running.


  • An injection-molded EVA midsole will feature ABZORB technology in the heel and forefoot this time.
  • Additionally, they will update the midsole insert in the arch to provide better support and pronation control.


  • You can still look forward to the same breathable engineered mesh uppers that will just be a little more flexible and roomy in fit this time.
  • As for colors and patterns, there may be fresh new ones from which you can choose.
  • Furthermore, the heel may be slightly more snug in fit and the toe a bit roomier.


New Balance 680V8

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