If you didn’t know already, Sport-locker.net are huge fans of New Balance running shoes…
So we’re absolutely chomping at the bit to put three pairs from their latest Spring/Summer 2014 range to the test over the coming months!
The game-changing 980 with Fresh Foam is the result of New Balance’s efforts to create a lighter, more flexible and more cushioned shoe than the competition, providing a naturally plush ride the like of which you’ve never experienced before.
Engineered using state-of-the-art design technology usually reserved for use in architecture, the 980 Fresh Foam features precise and industry changing details which promise to help you run faster, smarter and more comfortably.
Made using New Balance’s REVlite technology, an EVA foam 30% lighter than comparable materials, the New Balance 890v4 shoe is built upon a finessed PL-8 last, which delivers the same 8mm offset of previous editions, whilst providing a greater toe-spring for better running.
Building on the huge popularity of its predecessors, the New Balance 890v4 also now features a FantomFit upper which comes to life in a panel like construction to ensure you enjoy a secure run, whatever your speed.
The no-sew welding around the arch hugs the midfoot for added comfort, while the ABZORB crashpad cradles your heel.
The new edition of the New Balance 1080v4 shoe retains New Balance’s N2 technonlogy in the heel, aiding shock absorption upon impact. This is complemented by new N2 Burst, a forefoot specific configuration, giving the runner incredible feedback and response with each toe off, creating a unique experience unlike any other premium offering in the neutral silo.
Intelligent geometries through the ABSORB crash pad, midsole and T-beam at midstance ensure cushioning and safety, while an asymmetrical heel counter allows for a performance proof way of reducing forces that contribute to overpronation, adding to the inherent stability of this neutral offering.
The 1080v4 continues the NB team’s vision of innovation with performance, and boasts meshes and TPU films of the finest selection, high-end cushioning foams and an obsession with detail in each notch and groove.