Like New Balance’s other FreshFoam shoes, a thick stack of midsole foam provides excellent shock absorption and cushions each landing to deliver a silky smooth and supremely comfortable ride.
“The cushion in this shoe has a uniquely soft feel. When I first stepped into this shoe, I felt like my foot was on its own little memory foam mattress. Then, I felt the presence of the firmer foam in my arch right away,” says one reviewer.
The Vongo v5 is no exception.
Using the 1080v11 formula, New Balance designers engineered the Vongo to be subtly more firm than the it’s cushy counterpart, helping to support overpronating feet and flat arches.
“They weren’t nearly as stiff as other stability shoes I’ve tried,” says one reviewer. “They provided enough cushion and support to keep my already tired feet from getting more fatigued during my run, but I wasn’t sinking into them.”