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
    $75
  • Weight
    Men: 9.9oz
    Women: 8oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 10mm

    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: Normal, Wide, X-Wide
    Women: Normal, Wide
  • Release date
    Unknown
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  • The New Balance Fresh Foam Kaymin is a running shoe that’s designed for those who have neutral pronation. It has an upper that’s inspired by data taken from the feet of wearers and shoe enthusiasts, mapping the interior chamber to be soft, smooth yet form-fitting. The sewn-in reinforcements are only found on the exterior of the façade.
  • The midsole unit of this road companion is made of Fresh Foam. This full-length material carries the foot throughout the running session, providing it with cushioning and support. A rubber layer covers the foam and shields it from wear and tear. Flex grooves in the forefoot encourage the natural bending of the metatarsals as the runner gears up for the toe-off.

The New Balance Fresh Foam Kaymin has a standard running shoe length. The sizing scheme aims to follow the preferences of consumers. The available widths for the women’s version are B – Medium and D – Wide; for the men’s version, it’s D – Medium and 4E – Extra Wide. The upper was constructed from data taken from the feet of wearers and testers, so what it means is that it’s ultimately designed to give an agreeable coverage.

The outsole unit of the New Balance Fresh Foam Kaymin makes use of a rubber compound. It covers the rest of the platform, shielding it from the abrasive nature of the surfaces. It has hexagonal patterns all over it to heighten traction and surface control.

Flex grooves are fashioned in the forefoot section. They allow the sole unit to bend in conjunction with the metatarsals of the foot as it propels forward during the toe-off phase.

Fresh Foam is the primary midsole compound used in the New Balance Fresh Foam Kaymin. This full-length unit aims to give a plush underfoot environment for the runner while preserving flexibility. This material is also present in the midsole of the New Balance Fresh Foam Zante 4.

The NB Response 2.0 performance insert is placed above the central midsole unit. It adds more cushioning for the underfoot, but not at the expense of flexibility.

Mesh and synthetic materials are used for the upper unit of the Fresh Foam Kaymin. The purpose of these elements is to provide a secure and well-ventilated coverage.

A no-sew application is employed in the upper. Such a configuration means that the cover system aims to give a smooth and irritation-free experience. Though there are stitched reinforcements on the exterior, they’re localized to that particular area.

The padded tongue and collar hold the foot in place, preventing it from wobbling or exiting the shoe unintentionally.

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