New Balance FuelCell Impulse Review

A man wearing the New Balance FuelCell Impulse while running

Nitrogen-infused for explosive speed

A pair of New Balance FuelCell Impulse running shoes

Welcome to the future of fast. The brand new FuelCell Impulse from New Balance is nitrogen-infused for explosive speed and durable enough to stand up to a summer of hard running.


The shoe streamlines the classic New Balance-fit into a slightly more race-ready profile. So, it hugs the midfoot and wraps the heel just a little bit more than your average trainer. Testers lauded this fit for tempo runs and interval days, saying the shoe felt secure while also offering ample wiggle room for the forefoot during toe-off.

The seamless upper offers a sockliner-like feel. Not a single tester experienced a blister; the shoe is comfy right out of the box. Plus, the bootie-tongue construction keeps everything in place no matter how fast you run. A major win-win for summer tempos.

A man wearing the New Balance FuelCell Impulse while running


Here’s where the nitrogen-infused TPU midsole combined with Revlite (New Balance’s proprietary EVA foam) really shines. The combined features help to blast you forward and, testers unanimously agreed: the shoe’s snappy ride made them reach for the FuelCel Impulse nearly every time they laced up for a fast run.

The FuelCell Impulse is a smart combination of firm and plush with a high-tech cushioning system that feels snappy and stable. It’s light enough to be a racer and durable enough to be an everyday trainer with speed in mind.


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