New Balance 860V12

The expected release date for the New Balance 860V12 is November 29, 2021.

The New Balance 860V12 will have the following features & updates:

  • The New Balance Fresh Foam 860V12 is expecting a completely new makeover when it comes to style and aesthetics.
  • Although most of the comfort and support features will remain the same, the new model’s style and look will be improved.
  • A more sleek design with a larger toe box is expected.
  • Furthermore, you can still look forward to the plush foam cushioning that the original has to offer.

Latest Version of the New Balance 860


New Balance 860


  • As we expected, the MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) for New Balance 860V12 is in the range of around $145.00.
  • The price is average for this range and will not go up too much.

Arch support and pronation controlArch Support and Pronation Control

  • The New Balance 860V12 will still offer excellent arch support for medium to low arches as its predecessor.
  • The design will be for better stability and more pronation control in general.
  • You can look at this new model if you have a medium or low arch type.


  • As far as the terrain goes, this will still be a road running, and concrete solid floor surfaces shoe design.
  • The Outsole on the New Balance 860V12 will offer light traction and grip, with a less lug design.
  • In turn, the tread will be more viable to use on treadmills and similar gym equipment.


  • Ideally, I would suggest the 860V12 model for use in the gym, on the treadmill, and on smooth, hard surfaces.
  • However, they will also be great to use on tar and concrete road.
  • However, it would be best if you did not try them on uneven and slippery trails.


  • As far as durability goes, the fresh foam used in the New Balance 860V12 model will be soft and plusher and durable enough for heavy wear and tear.
  • They could be used consistently and daily on the right surfaces, but I would not recommend them for outdoor trails.
  • The uppers will be durable and well constructed, bit does not offer protection or durability against elements such as rain and wetness.

Fit and SizingFit and Sizing

  • The New Balance 860V12 will be roomier in the toe box area and still have a medium fit in general when it comes to the fit.
  • There will be extended size options and narrow, medium, wide, and extra-wide options available to you.


  • For the ladies model, the weight will be around 269 grams.
  • As for the men’s model, they will be a bit heavier at 366 grams.

Elevation of the New Balance 860V12

Heel HeightHeel Height

  • The heel height will be an average of 22mm.
  • This is ideal for stability and better motion control.

Forefoot HeightForefoot Height

  • As for the forefoot height, it will be 12mm, which is also lower.
  • A lower forefoot height is more even for better stability and comfort.

Heel-to-Toe DropHeel-to-Toe Drop

  • The heel to toe drop will be a usual 10mm, which is absolutely ideal.
  • A 10mm heel to toe drop is perfect in a medium arch support shoe.
  • The heel to toe drop will also be excellent for running and walking.

Components of the New Balance 860V12


  • Not much is expected for the outsole besides the smoother tread and usual patterns.
  • The outsole will still trust a durable rubber.


  • You can expect the same quality and quantity of cushioning with the trusted Fresh Foam technology for the midsole.
  • The midsole and insole will be more plush and soft under your feet.
  • However, I foresee a more uniform design in the sole for better stability, and pronation controlThereer will be medial posts for pronation control and, to add to cushioning.


  • I love the upper because they will keep the 3D molded heel that offers a more snug and secure fit.
  • Thupperssr will remain the same engineered mesh that is flexible and highly breathable.
  • However, you are sure to see more colors and different designs in the new fresh look of the New Balance 860V12


New Balance 860V12

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Eliza Ward

Eliza Ward is a running enthusiast, blogger, and author. In addition to being one of the founders of this website, Eliza is also a full-time mother for 3 lovely kids.