Concrete, meet Beacon. Beacon, Concrete.
New Balance’s brand new Fresh Foam Beacon running shoe was engineered to move fast and feel soft. To make that happen, New Balance designers gave the men's Beacon a slab of Fresh Foam midsole and swapped a full traditional outsole for five rubber pods in high-abrasion areas to trim its weight to 7.5 ounces.
With a circular knit mesh upper and snug collar, New Balance kept the shoe simple and light so you can turn the Beacon and Concrete into old friends in no time.
Weight: 7.5 oz (men’s), 6.2 oz (women’s)
Drop: 6 mm
Use: Everyday trainer
Distance: Short to long runs
Surface: Road, track
5/5 on 1 total reviews
I purchased these shoes to help my ailing calves in long runs and recovery runs. 50ish miles and they've far exceeded my expectations. The foam is very prominent, particularly under the forefoot. The ride is soft and cushioned but not overly so. 100% would buy again, perhaps the v2 now that it's out. Fantastic.