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Not as good as I hoped, light, but little cushioning. Very thin and cheap feeling insoles.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 June 2021
I had high expectations after using NB M890 and M1500 running shoes in the US for several years. I guess you really only get what you pay for as at under 40 quid these are more about getting the brand cheap than the quality I had hoped for. A couple of months ago I bought a 33 quid pair of SOLLOMENSI (UBFEN) shoes that get great reviews on Amazon. I have clocked up about 120 miles walking on those in 6 weeks and they are holding up ok. The NB shoes are 285g (size 10. 5 2E width), the UBFEN shoes are 400g and noticeably heavier. Some of that weight is in the insole, and in that respect the UBFEN is far superior. THe NB insole feels thinner than even a cheap odor eater, maybe 2mm, the UBFEN insole is twice as thick and has extra padding at the heel which makes for a much more comfortable experience. The sole of the NB shoe however is much better cushioned, so with a decent insole, the NB would be (probably) a much better shoe. But this makes it a close to 50 quid shoe overall competing with a 33 quid shoe. I'll update in a while once I have clocked up some miles and see how they compare on wear. I suspect the insoles will not last very long regardless and I'll be out another 10 quid or so.