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.
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WeightMen: 9ozWomen: 8.4oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 6mmWomen: 6mm
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.
WidthMen: normal, wideWomen: normal, wide
Release dateMar 2018
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Updates to New Balance Fresh Foam Lazr Sport
- The New Balance Fresh Foam Lazr Sport is a running shoe that’s created for the neutral pronator. It features a set of components that were optimized using data gotten from runners. Fundamentally, this product was born from research and user feedback.
- The front section of the upper unit features suede while the rest is made of a stretchy mesh that forms a one-piece opening. A ghillie-type lacing system adjusts the fit, and it has discrete eyelets to stave off tension on the fabrics.
- A laser-engraved platform offers responsive cushioning and flexibility. The visible hexagonal cuts on the sides aim to improve bounce-back and shock attenuation. A rubber exterior protects against wear and tear.
New Balance Fresh Foam Lazr Sport size and fit
The New Balance Fresh Foam Lazr Sport was designed using the standard measurements, so it’s able to accommodate the regular sizing preferences of consumers. The width options for the women’s version are B – Medium and D – Wide; for men, the choices are D – Medium and 2E – Wide.
The silhouette and the last were designed to mimic the natural shape of the foot and to give a form-fitting coverage.
A rubber compound makes up the outsole unit of the New Balance Fresh Foam Lazr Sport. It covers the entire length of the midsole, acting as a barrier against abrasive surfaces. This durable rubber material is also placed in the outsole of the New Balance 990 v4.
Hexagonal patterns form multangular grooves that heighten platform flexibility and the natural bending capacity of the wearer’s foot.
Fresh Foam is a full-length compound that’s meant to provide cushioning for the underside of the foot. It’s also responsible for mitigating the impact forces generated by the foot-strike. The sides have been laser-engraved. The purpose of such a design is to make the material more flexible and more capable of cushioning the foot as it lands on the ground.
The medial and lateral sections of the midsole slightly extend upward. These ‘walls’ hold the foot in place and prevent in-shoe quavering.
The front section of the New Balance Fresh Foam Lazr Sport’s upper unit makes use of suede. It’s a soft yet sturdy material. It accommodates the natural motion of the foot.
A stretchy mesh fills the rest of the upper. It is configured into a one-piece unit that’s free of seams, thus potentially offering a sock-like fit.
A ghillie lacing system with discrete eyelets brings a relaxed coverage. It doesn’t have the bunched-up feel of the regular crisscross lacing arrangement.
Pull tabs are placed at the back and front of the collar. These loops are there to facilitate a quick and easy on-and-off.