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New Balance Fresh Foam X 1080v13 hits the streets

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New Balance’s Fresh Foam X 1080 is one of the most beloved running shoes ever made. So much so, that the company sticks with its winning formula, only tweaking it year-on-year.

Now, v13 has just landed and it brings this same design philosophy, while claiming to be one of the best in its history.

Running, redefined

For version 13, the team at New Balance set out to redefine the running experience, the result is a shoe that offers supreme soft cushioning, elevated comfort, and an improved fit for all runners. It combines the perfect fusion of comfort and high-performance features, making it the preferred choice for a wide range of running scenarios, from everyday jogs to competitive races.

Building upon the research and development from the New Balance Sports Research Lab, the Fresh Foam X 1080v13 introduces a new outsole design that increases forefoot stiffness and features an enhanced rocker profile. These enhancements improve transitions between strides, allowing runners to truly “run their way” with unmatched comfort.

Most significantly, the shoe boasts more cushioning for a soft and lightweight feel. The Fresh Foam X compound, paired with increased midsole stack heights and a 6 mm drop, ensures a comfortable run, regardless of the distance. With this shoe it’s all about being able to run longer and harder without feeling any discomfort.

Breathable, lightweight, durable

The shoe’s new breathable and supportive mesh upper seals the deal to make it the perfect choice for both performance and all-day wear. At just over 200g, it’s impressively lightweight, further contributing to its comfort levels for long runs. An Ndurance rubber outsole offers increased durability in high wear areas to further prolong the life of your shoes.

The New Balance Fresh Foam X 1080 is a shoe for everyone; whether you’re running errands or chasing your PB (personal best) at the Comrades. It’s the intro to premium performance, offering walkers to racers a neutral, lightweight, and versatile high-cushion option that’s especially favoured for training and recovery.

The Fresh Foam X 1080v13 is now available at a retail price of R3 600.

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