New Balance Fresh Foam X 860v13 Running Shoes
Most people don't make a routine out of a physically demanding activity that requires persistent effort to get any good at. Even fewer do that just for fun. It's like New Balance have always said - runners aren't normal. New Balance designed the 860 to keep up with the demands placed on shoes by the dedication of the stability-minded everyday runner.
- Engineered Mesh - Highly breathable fabric that regulates the temperature of the shoe.
- Overlays - Provide structure and support.
- No-Sew - Reduces bulk and minimises irritation.
- Internal Gusseted Tongue - For a secure fit.
- Lacing System - Locks down the midfoot.
- Fresh Foam X Midsole - Offers incredible comfort.
- Medial Post - Helps to control pronation.
- Blown Rubber - Durable rubber that resists that traumas of heel-strike and toe-off.
- Multi-Directional Grooves - Further increases traction.
- Reflective Accents - Designed to catch the light.
- Weight - 243g.
Structured and Breathable Engineered Mesh Upper
Constructed using an engineered mesh upper, the New Balance Fresh Foam 860v13 Running Shoes offer maximum breathability for ultimate comfort. Perforations in the fabric encourage cool air to circulate, removing uncomfortable heat build-up and allowing moisture vapour to escape for damp-free comfort and a healthy environment for feet to thrive in. The toes are protected from any bumps and knocks with thicker material covering them. As well as this, the shoe is sturdy in areas surrounding the heel, which will hold the foot in place, preventing it from slipping around in the shoe. Also, a no-sew material application means reduced weight plus the minimal risk of rubbing and blisters; because everyone knows how those can ruin your day. An ultra-heel design hugs your foot for a snug and supportive fit so you'll always feel locked in and comfortable. An internal gusseted tongue offers a secure fit. Completing the upper is a lacing system that locks down the midfoot to reduce in-shoe slippage so you can enjoy distraction-free strides.
Fresh Foam X Midsole
New Balance's innovative Fresh Foam offers premium cushioning underfoot, giving you a comfortable ride and ensuring you can run better, for longer. Fresh Foam X midsole foam with approximately 3% bio-based content delivers New Balance's most cushioned Fresh Foam experience for incredible comfort. Bio-based content is made from renewable resources to help reduce our carbon footprint. Attenuating shock impact, the Fresh Foam protects against joint stress when striking down on hard, unforgiving surfaces without compromising a responsive, natural ride. Delivering plush underfoot cushioning, the Fresh Foam is a fusion of plush foam and advanced design, creating an ultra-cushioned and geometrically sound ride. Fresh Foam encourages a smooth heel-toe transition and reduces the use of superfluous muscle power; this diminishes fatigue, keeping you motivated for longer. A dual-density medial post also exists within the midsole to help control pronation. The post ensures stability and control which will allow you to gain the maximum from your footwear without any unwanted damage to the knees and joints which could lead to injury or long-term wear and tear.
Blown Rubber Outsole
A blown rubber outsole completes the 860v13, supplying a sticky grip for multi-directional traction. The rubber is able to withstand damage from uneven terrain to give you added confidence when out running. In addition, the rubber can create a solid bond of friction with various surfaces, crucial for control as you race around the roads. This will reduce the risk of injury from slipping or rolling your ankle, as you will be held in a firm and upright position. As well as this, multi-directional grooves also feature on the outsole to further increase traction, as they are strategically placed to assist with acceleration, braking and changes of direction. The outsole of the 860v13 provides a reliable and long-lasting race buddy.