The Vongo v5 represents a significant update for New Balance’s plush-cushioned stability running shoe. Think of it as a New Balance 1080 v11 with a posting for stability. The new Vongo uses Fresh Foam X as its primary midsole material. This is a foam that is formulated to be that great combination of soft and responsive. A brand-new Hypoknit upper is stretchy and accommodating while still providing structure. The Vongo now sports a more traditional heel collar, solving the problem of heel-slipping that some runners experienced in the previous model. The new Vongo v5 is a premium cushioned stability shoe that provides a wonderfully smooth ride.