Facts

  • Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    $80
  • Weight
    Men: 8.6oz
    Women: 7.4oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 8mm
    Women: 8mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Width
    Men: Standard, Wide, Extra wide
    Women: Standard, Wide
  • Release date
    Unknown
  • Special editions
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Updates to New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz Decon

  • The New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz Decon is a road shoe that’s crafted for the neutral pronator. It has a casual design that caters to those who want a sporty companion for both their daily runs and informal gatherings. Half of the upper utilizes a knitted cloth while the other half is made up of a stretchy material.
  • A single-piece compound composes the midsole unit of this running shoe. It serves as the component that mitigates impact shock and gives energy to the foot of the wearer. Underneath this full-length unit is a layer of rubber to protect against wear and tear.

New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz Decon size and fit

This special version of the Fresh Foam Cruz is smaller than the regular measurements. New Balance recommends runners to get one that is half-a-size larger to achieve a more accommodating in-shoe experience. The width profiles for the women’s version are B – Medium and D – Wide. For the men’s iteration, it’s D – Medium and 2E – Wide.

Outsole

The outsole unit makes use of a rubber compound that covers the entire underside of the foam midsole. Its goal is to prevent wear and tear while also delivering traction.

Hexagonal shapes heighten surface grip, particularly when swerving or stopping the run. These patterns are separated by grooves which render the platform more flexible.

Midsole

Fresh Foam is a full-length midsole material that’s crafted to deliver a responsive underfoot experience. It is also in charge of diminishing the impact shock during the landing phase of the gait cycle. The heel part is taller than the forefoot, which means that it’s made to receive the weight of the body through the heel while inherently setting up the foot towards an enabled toe-off.

Upper

A knitted textile comprises the front part of the New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz Decon. It’s configured to offer a soft and flexible coverage. Air can enter through the weave, bringing a dry interior environment for the foot.

The middle and rear parts of the upper make use of a stretchy material. It extends to the eyelets of the instep, fundamentally adapting to the tightening and loosening of the shoelaces when the fit is being adjusted.

A bootie construction allows the skin to feel a seamless wrap that’s similar to wearing a sock. The unconstrained opening also permits the foot to enter and exit the interior chamber effortlessly.


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