Shoe Update - New Balance 980 Fresh Foam

Womens 980 Grey/Yellow Mens 980 Freshfoam - White / Blue

We were surprised when our New Balance rep. brought this shoe by the store sometime late last year.  We currently have a great selection of neutral New Balance shoes from the steady yet cushioned 880 to the light-weight, slipper-like-fit 890.  We thought about breezing right by this shoe, but we didn't and are glad we gave it a second glance. The Fresh Foam looks a bit strange at first. Rather than a clean, solid midsole it has a pattern that I can only describe as a mix between beehives and golf balls.  The midsole geometry allows squishy cushion at some parts, but a solid firm feel at others.  It has a high amount of plush cushion all on a 4MM heel-to-toe ratio.  Think about the ride of a minimialist shoe like the Saucony Kinvara or Brooks Pure series, with the cushion of a neutral trainer like the Saucony Ride or Brooks Ghost.

The New Balance 980 introduces a great mixture between sophisticated software with the touch of a human designer. It fills a gap in our neutral shoe selection.  It has the feel and form featured in popular minimalist shoes, but the durability and cushion of a trainer.  We are really excited to offer this shoe at both of our locations. Stop by and try on this new innovation by one of America's greatest privately-owned companies.

Shoe Specifications:

Men's New Balance 980
8.82 oz
Widths: D, 2E, 4E
Drop: 4M

Women's New Balance 980
7.27 oz
Widths: 2A, B, D
Drop: 4M

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