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New Balance Men's 806

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photo: New Balance Men's 806 trail running shoe


Price Historic Range: $24.97-$31.96
Reviewers Paid: $45.00


3 reviews
5-star:   2
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

I can't tell you how many thousands of miles I have on these shoes. I've been running in them for at least 15 years and they're still holding up strong.


  • Reliable
  • Durable

I bought these shoes from Dunham Sports in Wonderland Mall, Livonia, Mi. I don't recall the exact year, but the mall officially closed in 2003 and I know there were still a bunch of stores up and running when I got them so I'll guess 1999 to 2001 maybe.

I've run countless miles in these shoes every year since then, and while I don't run full marathons, I've run plenty of halves; mostly in dry conditions, but certainly plenty of times through rain and snow. I think I've replaced the laces twice and the insoles once or twice.

The fabric uppers are stretched a bit and a little tattered. The soles are clearly worn, but not worn into the foam sole padding so they're still perfectly usable.

At this point, they're practically part of my body. Maybe I'm too sentimental. Maybe I'm just ridiculously cheap, but I can't imagine running in another pair of shoes. It's a shame they're not made anymore.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: No idea.


Welcome to Trailspace, pondersome1. You have certainly gotten some miles out of your New Balances!

3 years ago

My brother used these shoes for track and it finally was passed down to me and I usually go threw shoes. Made 1 pair 1/2 a year but these lasted through my brother and surprisingly 3 years w/ me and still going. I've put new laces on over the years but they are still the best shoes I've ever owned.

Price Paid: $00.00 hand me down

A good shoe. I run both trail and road, and on the trail I much prefer the grip of the sole, and the cushion, as well as support. I have run in a pouring rain with no problem other than water running into the shoe, getting heavy.

Run about 30 a week right now and enjoy the shoe.

Price Paid: $45

rated 5.00 of 5 stars All 806 versions

In addition to the 3 men's reviews above, there is 1 review for another version of the 806. Read all reviews »

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