The New Balance 1260v2 is a high-mileage running shoe loaded with premium technologies for the runner who requires moderate stability with exceptional cushioning. The 1260v2 has been vastly updated from its predecessor, with brand new technologies but still retains the same plush, supportive ride that fans of the series will love. N2 Cushioning replaces the gel pod N-ERGY system, giving the runner a supremely light and cushioned midsole compound which still maintains an enhanced level of compression set resistance. The Stabilicore support bridge offers over-pronators the stability they need to maintain an efficient running stride, but the technology has been improved through a sleeker re-design and the use of lighter materials. The differential between heel and toe has been decreased to 8mm, giving the runner a lower profile shoe which offers improved efficiency, allowing for a quicker transition from heel-strike to forefoot. The T-BEAM shank replaces the Stability Web midfoot bridge support, offering improved stability and flexibility.