Since its official release in 2014, the critically-acclaimed New Balance Fresh Foam Zante made its way to become one of the top road running shoes around the world. Runners enjoyed the responsiveness and smoothness of ride delivered by the brand’s signature Fresh Foam midsole.
Often described as a “Goldilocks’ shoe”, this daily lightweight trainer excelled in providing balance between comfort and performance during tempo workouts or long distance runs.
Pioneering the tagline “Always in Beta”, New Balance proceeded to its campaign for shoe innovation and evolution as it unleashed the Zante’s latest iteration: The Fresh Foam Zante v2.
So, how did New Balance transform an already “GREAT” shoe into a much “GREATER” version? Check this out:
1.) Modified FRESH FOAM midsole
The hexagon geometry of the Fresh Foam midsole from the forefoot area down to the medial was redesigned into convex hexagons. These patterns help the runner achieve a responsive or snappier ride during tempo runs or speed workouts. The density of the midsole of V1 was retained in V2 so runners may continue to enjoy a bouncy cushioning underfoot as they pick up the pace.
2.) Updated rubber outsole
The Fresh Foam Zante v2 bears the same lightweight rubber outsole coverage like its predecessor. The hexagonal pattern engineered on the outsole of the V2 provides a better traction, durability, and a more efficient transition for Neutral runners.
3.) Redesigned Shoe Upper
The upper mesh design of the V2 was improved be more supple and breathable. The Fresh Foam Zante v2 features strategically placed synthetic overlays that wraps around the foot for a more secure and glove-like fit.
INSIGHTS OF THE AUTHOR:
The New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v2 is a very good choice for Neutral runners who want a responsive and sufficiently cushioned running shoes during fast workouts or runs. If you loved the version 1 of the Zante, you will definitely fall in love once again with its newest iteration. Try the The Fresh Foam Zante v2 now!
The New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v2 18 BASIC INFO:
Type: Road Shoes
Manufacturer: New Balance
Weight: 12.1 oz.
Heel: 23 mm
Forefoot: 17 mm
Drop from heel to forefoot: 6 mm
Release Date: March 2016 (on local running stores nationwide)