New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v2
Outside Magazine’s June 2016 issue has an article titled 6 Cushy Trainers for Hitting the Road. You will find road running shoes that are turning up the foam. Options are great and they’ll offer you a soft landing.
Think of the Zante as a racing shoe that’s beefed up for training. You get the hyperquick turnover of a sub-nine-ounce trainer with just enough foam underfoot that a half marathon won’t completely ravage your feet. Still, as a trainer it will appeal mostly to lighter and more efficient runners for anything longer than half a dozen miles. There’s enough forgiveness in the heel to handle a lazy strike, while the thin, snappy forefoot explodes off the pavement. This Zante is built to cook, not coddle.