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.

  • Price
    $100
  • 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
    Women: Standard
  • Release date
    Unknown
  • Special editions
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Notable Elements of the New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz SockFit

- One of the notable features of the New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz SockFit is the sock-inspired design. This design is a great enhancement to the original Fresh Foam Cruz model. The upper of the shoe delivers flexibility, support, and breathability.

- Along with the sock-like construction is the deconstructed heel that aims to deliver a secure heel fit. It also facilitates the easy on and easy off of the foot.

- The popular Fresh Foam midsole technology is also integrated into the Fresh Foam Cruz SockFit. It delivers plush comfort for a more natural ride. The Fresh Foam, which is used in some New Balance running shoes, also aims to provide flexibility and durability.

New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz SockFit size and fit

The New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz SockFit runs true to size. The 4-way stretch knit upper conforms to the natural shape of the foot and the heel section secures the foot comfortably. Available in men’s and women’s versions, the shoe is obtainable in a standard medium fit.

Outsole

In the outsole of the Fresh Foam Cruz SockFit is a blown rubber material. It shields and gives durability to the midsole foam. This rubber material is sturdy enough to withstand the damaging nature of the roads. It also delivers a reasonable amount of grip.

Midsole

The Fresh Foam technology is used in the midsole of the New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz SockFit. This midsole material is also utilized in the well-known New Balance Fresh Foam 1080 v9. It extends in the entire midsole to provide a comfortable underfoot feel while giving each runner a very responsive ride.

Upper

In the upper of the shoe is a 4-way stretch knit upper that is designed to provide zonal support. This knit upper offers breathable coverage without compromising flexibility.

Its sock-inspired design along with the deconstructed heel offers a sock-like fit and secure foot lockdown from the forefoot to the heel. This design also facilitates the easy entry of the foot and easy removal of the shoe.


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