The New Balance 811 v2 Trainer is a low-cut training shoe that was designed to be used for a wide array of fitness activities. It retains the same design and features of its previous version while adding a few improvements along the way. The biggest update of this version is found on the outsole. It now features a Spin Spot that enables seamless twisting and turning movements during studio workouts.
Rubber composes the entirety of the outsole of the New Balance 811 v2 Trainer. For boosted traction, pods of the same material are strategically installed on the sole’s outer forefoot edge and heel.
The CUSH+ is the main technology used in the midsole of the New Balance 811 v2 Trainer. This plush foam compound is softer than most performance foams. The company claims that this midsole delivers responsive cushioning and comfort, while still retaining its sturdiness and durability.
The shoe has a 4-mm drop to afford a close-to-the-ground feel to the wearer. This height ensures steadiness throughout dynamic exercises.
The New Balance 811 v2 Trainer employs synthetic mesh and leather for its upper. It has a low-cut profile to allow the ankle to have a full range of motion.
It is accentuated by the Fantom tape overlays on the sides and the heel for support. It also has a leather overlay along the quarter area to maintain the shoe’s form.
The thin felt tongue protects the instep from irritation caused by the shoelaces. The tongue is kept secure and in place by a loop in the middle where the laces can weave through.
Ladies looking for a stylish yet performing trainer with a sleeker design might as well take a look at the New Balance FuelCore Nergize.