Competitor featured the Fresh Foam 1080 and M4M Seamless Short Sleeve shirt in a monthly round up of must-have gear.
New Balance Fresh Foam 1080
“This shoe is my introduction to the Fresh Foam line, and I became an immediate fan. I love how the shoe secures so snugly around the top of my foot, while also having a wide, roomy interior that makes my toes feel free. Plus, it’s got ample cushion, enough to make it a comfortable ride for longer distances. I envision this is a great half-marathon shoe.” -Ryan Wood
We agree Ryan, we agree.
Competitor also featured New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo in their April edition!
Click here for the Gear We Love: April 2016
“When it comes to stability shoes, this one is a modern marvel. Many shoes that offer medial side support typically have a medial post- a wedge of firmer foam that helps slow the rate of a foot’s pronation. Some innovative new shoes in this genre have gone away from that, including this one. Instead of a medial post, the Vongo has a one-piece Fresh Foam midsole with a engineered mesh, snug-fitting bootie construction, molded sock liner and a perforated midfoot wrap for structured stability. It’s the innovative Fresh Foam midsole design that offers reliable (and subtle) stability, protective cushioning and a bit of responsive pop. It’s ridiculously plush and comfortable. It’s also fairly high off the ground (25mm in the heel, 21mm in the forefoot) but it doesn’t feel overwhelming or so thick that it entirely eliminates a feel for the ground. I’ve run up to 18 miles in this shoe and so far in 2016 it’s been one of my favorites.” -Brian Metzler, editor-in-chief
We agree Brian, the innovative way the Vongo offers pronators support without a medial post and it has been received with praise and a lot of new New Balance fans! Bravo all-around! -New Balance Tampa