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  • Use

    Workout

    Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes

    CrossFit

    Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes

    Weightlifting

    Heavy-duty shoes with a wedge and an elevated heel that create a sturdy platform and promote ankle mobility. See weightlifting shoes

    Walking

    Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes

  • Arch support

    Neutral

    For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes

    Stability

    For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes

    Motion control

    Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes

    Good to know

    Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.

  • Price
    $100
  • Weight
    Men: 9.3oz

    Weight

    Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.

  • Width
    Men: Standard
    Women: Standard
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Updates to New Balance Fresh Foam 80 v3 Trainer

  • The New Balance Fresh Foam 80 v3 Trainer banks on the success of its predecessor. It uses the same rubber outsole that provides traction on a variety of surfaces.
  • The Fresh Foam midsole technology is also found in this model. It provides a comfortable bed that protects the foot's sole.
  • The striking difference between the Fresh Foam 80 v3 and the old model is the absence of overlays in the midfoot section. The tongue in this model is also thinner compared to the previous version.

New Balance Fresh Foam 80 v3 Trainer size and fit

The Fresh Foam 80 v3 Trainer is offered in men’s version only and generally runs true to size. It comes in D - Medium and 2E - Wide width options. The mesh fabric allows the upper to stretch out and conform to different foot shapes.

Outsole

The Fresh Foam 80 v3 Trainer utilizes the proprietary QUIX outsole. Made of solid rubber material, it is designed to be durable, flexible and grippy on most surfaces. It extends to the front of the shoe to protect the toe area.

The outsole features a geometrical tread pattern. The size of the lugs varies as those in the forefoot and heel areas are bigger compared to the ones found in the arch. The larger lugs deliver a steady platform for weightlifting and plyometrics. As for the traction, it is enhanced by the arrow-like tread pattern found on most of the lugs.

Midsole

The product uses the brand’s proprietary Fresh Foam cushioning. This technology is made from ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam that is engineered to provide a comfortable, soft footbed. It also has shock-absorbing qualities that prevent discomfort or pain in the lower extremities. This type of cushioning is also used in the New Balance Fresh Foam VAADU trainer.

Upper

The New Balance Fresh Foam employs a mesh upper. This fabric is breathable and keeps the foot chamber fresh.

At the front is a toe puff, a piece of stiff material that lines the inside of the shoe and gives the toe tip its shape. It also acts as a protection from outside forces.

Synthetic overlays are present in the toe and heel sections. They aim to protect the mesh from abrasion. The structure at the heel also serves as an external heel counter that prevents the back of the foot from wobbling.

The shoe utilizes a traditional lace-up closure to hold the foot securely in place. The thin tongue spreads out the pressure when the flat laces are tightened to keep the instep comfortable.

The lightly padded collar sits below the ankle to give it freedom of movement. It locks down the back of the foot to prevent accidental shoe removal.


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