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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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
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WeightMen: 10.3ozWomen: 8.1oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 4mmWomen: 4mm
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.
Heel heightMen: 30mmWomen: 30mm
Forefoot heightMen: 26mmWomen: 26mm
WidthMen: Standard, Wide, Extra wideWomen: Standard, Wide, Extra wide
Release dateApr 2019
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84 / 100 based on 12 expert reviews
I see this as an everyday running shoe for someone that wants a shoe that [has] max cushioning. If someone loves Hokas, they're gonna love this shoe.
It's actually a very comfortable shoe. The only problem is... it feels so hard to me underneath... this really felt like I was landing on a piece of slate.
The low weight, superb consistent, lively and incredibly well cushioned, stable yet neither mushy or harsh midsole (plus Ground Contact foam outsole) feel and ride are the big highlights for me.
[F]it issues and actual bruising at the ankle during the run make this shoe a no go for me. Narrow feet will struggle to get a fit.
Notable elements of the New Balance Fresh Foam More
- In this newly-released running shoe, New Balance goes the literal route and names it More, which intends to bring exactly what it implies—more material, more benefits, and, therefore, more performance. The shoe presents the most amount of Fresh Foam material ever in a midsole, resulting in a maximalist feel but without the bulk.
- The shoe’s comfortable mesh upper provides ample coverage, as well as enough room to enable the runner to move smoothly and naturally. It features a simple and clean-cut design that does not stray far from the signature look of many New Balance running shoes.
- The sole unit is fully made of Fresh Foam material, which is formed with a high stack height yet a lightweight structure. It has a firm quality to it that provides just the right amount of energy return. The midsole is not overly soft in an aim to produce a snappy ride. Meanwhile, the Fresh Foam outsole gives consistent performance in terms of durability and flexibility.
New Balance Fresh Foam More size and fit
The New Balance Fresh Foam More is a running shoe that is true-to-size; runners should expect an accurate fit with their usual preference, but it is still best to wear a sample in store to confirm the sizing. The shoe features moderate dimensions overall, including the heel width and toe box height. Wearers of all foot volumes could be accommodated by the Fresh Foam More, as it is available in width options of Medium, Wide, and Extra Wide for both the men’s and women’s versions.
A ground contact Fresh Foam material makes up the outsole of the New Balance Fresh Foam More. While the conventional running shoe uses some type of rubber compound to form the outsole, the Fresh Foam More employs the same material in the midsole. The outsole’s Fresh Foam is packed more densely to equip the shoe with the necessary grip and durability to handle the roads.
The outsole also features laser-engraved flex grooves that help with relieving the impact of footstrike. It also lends the shoe a little bit of give, preventing it from being too firm. The flex grooves also ensure a smooth heel-to-toe transition.
The Fresh Foam midsole of the New Balance Fresh Foam More equips the shoe with a plush cushioning. Made from injection-molded ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA), the Fresh Foam material naturally provides underfoot protection and support. It also aids in softer landings. The Fresh Foam Zante v4 also has these functionalities, as it uses the same material.
A beveled heel forms part of the midsole of the Fresh Foam More. Aside from shock absorption, this detail is also designed for maintaining a good running position, as well as long-lasting comfort.
A double jacquard mesh is the main component of the Fresh Foam More’s upper. The material provides a soft, knit-like feel to the foot, while also being durable enough as a reliable coverage. It is assisted by a partial bootie construction that enables a snug wrap and hold on the midfoot.
In addition, the upper includes a partially attached tongue that cradles the foot and keeps it securely in its place.