New Balance doesn't make it easy on you when it comes to picking a particular model. All of the advertising descriptions read pretty much the same. What you'd really like to know is what - exactly - is the difference between, say, a 770 and an 870 and an 890 and a 990 and a 1080, and they don't work very hard at telling you.
So you have to rely on website reviews, and fortunately Amazon as usual has as good a range as anyplace. So one good thing is that you're already in the right place.
So here's the deal in a nutshell, as far as I'm concerned (your mileage may vary):
Asics used to have the best running shoes, hands down. They still make very good stuff, although some people will tell you it's not quite what it used to be.
I can't help you there because I now wear NB's exclusively.
Now my 25 year old shoe aficionado son tells me that Asics styling is still a bit hipper, and if the approbation of the in crowd is what you crave, well, that's your business. A salud.
On the other hand, he also allows that NewB has upped their game in this regard in recent years and they now have some quite stylish stuff. He even grudgingly bought a pair a couple months ago and I've noticed that they're currently his go-to shoe.
Beyond that, I myself have a few pairs and am currently wearing my faves, which are 1080's, but the 770's a very close. Maybe not quite as light but a tad sturdier, so while I can and have worn them while working out and like them a lot, I also tend to wear these around for normal use a bit more. I think they're likely to last longer.
Incredibly comfortable and, if you have a wide foot like I have, there's really not a lot else anywhere. So it's bonus that they're so nice.
And my son approves of the look.