Who should buy the New Balance Fresh Foam Lav

The New Balance Fresh Foam Lav was designed with creative and engineering inputs from Canadian player Milos Raonic. It is a solid option if you:

  • Need a shoe that has a support and locked-in feel.
  • Need a shoe that keeps the feet snugged and stable under a cleatie-like structure. 
  • Prefer a shoe that is constructed with Fresh Foam to cushion the foot from impact. 

New Balance Fresh Foam Lav logo

Abrasion-ready rubber

Prepped for hard court games, the New Balance Fresh Foam Lav is equipped with an abrasion-resistant Ndurance rubber outsole. 

New Balance Fresh Foam Lav outsole

This rubber formulation has an outrigger on the lateral side. It provides a wide base under the ball of the foot. The minimal protrusion helps keep the wearer stable as he makes lateral cuts.

Durable and grippy

This durable component is hollowed out with a modified herringbone tread pattern. The zigzag grooves are meant to provide the right balance of giving and grip on any hard court setup.

New Balance Fresh Foam Lav outsole 1

New Balance Fresh Foam cushioning

Fresh Foam is a cushioning property initially used in running shoes. It facilitates a smooth heel-to-toe transition throughout the gait cycle. 

New Balance Fresh Foam Lav insole

This foam compound is carved with hexagon shapes that compress and expand during motion. The bigger hexes are engineered on the rear side to provide a springy feel under the heel. The smaller and tighter ones are found on the forefoot to ensure stability under the ball of the foot.

Raised heel of the NB Lav

The difference between the height of the heel to that of the toe is roughly 12mm. This heel drop gives the shoe a pronounced raised heel. The added height on the back end offers bounce when doing split steps, readying for a shot, and pushing forward and sideways on concrete or asphalt surfaces.

New Balance Fresh Foam Lav midsole

Complementing the midsole is a PU (polyurethane) insert or an extra shock-absorption pad that’s found inside the shoe. This full-length unit helps reduce soreness underfoot. Since it’s removable, it can be replaced with custom foot orthosis.

New Balance Fresh Foam Lav offer outstanding support

There’s no need to worry about the tongue sliding from side to side with its cleatie-constructed built. Instead of using TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) overlays for added stability, New Balance integrated the Kinetic stitching. It helps reduce tons of weight on top of the shoe and facilitates comfortable movements on the court.

New Balance Fresh Foam Lav upper

This adequately cushioned tennis shoe comes with an external TPU heel counter for added support at the back of the foot.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 14.5oz
Shoe Type: Hard Court
Collection: New Balance Fresh Foam
Features: Breathable, Durability warranty
Construction: Stability
Material: Knit upper
BRAND Brand: New Balance

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Brenton Barker
Brenton Barker

Brenton is an Australian with 20 years of experience coaching WTA and ATP professional tennis players, whom have won a total of 10 international professional Tournaments. Brenton holds a Degree in Sports Coaching and was the former Head Tennis Coach at the Japanese Government Sports Science Institute. Brenton was also a former Manager & Head Coach of Australia’s Governing Sporting Body, Tennis Australia, and has been a Dunlop International Advisory Board Member since 2010. Additionally, Brenton was the Head of Player development for World No 7 and two-time Grand Slam Champion Johan Kriek.