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
    $80
  • Weight
    Men: 9.9oz
    Women: 7.8oz
  • 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, Wide, Extra wide
    Women: Narrow, Standard, Wide, Extra wide
  • Release date
    Unknown
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  • First look / Unboxing | new balance

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Notable elements of the New Balance Fresh Foam Roav

- The Fresh Foam Roav is a new addition to the New Balance neutral running shoe line. The shoe features the brand’s NDurance outsole technology along with the durable rubber material that provides durability to the platform. It also offers added cushioning for all-day comfort.

- Another feature of the shoe is the Fresh Foam midsole that extends from the heel to the forefoot. It focuses on delivering a lightweight, comfortable, and responsive running experience.

- For lightweight breathability, the upper is made of mesh material. It wraps the foot comfortably and it keeps the foot dry throughout the run. 

New Balance Fresh Foam Roav size and fit

According to New Balance, this road running shoe fits true to size but, some users noticed a discrepancy in the sizing. Although this shoe is supposed to ensure the right size, it still best to try the shoe first before purchasing a pair. 

The shoe comes in standard sizing Medium D and 2E- Wide for men and Medium B and D- Wide for women.  Like most of the running shoes, the Fresh Foam Roav has a wide toe box. This is vital in ensuring that the toes can spread out naturally and comfortably. 

Outsole

The outsole of the New Balance Fresh Foam Roav is made of NDurance rubber material. It is formulated to provide durability to high wear areas. It also provides the necessary amount of grip for road running. 

In addition to the NDurance outsole material, a rubber compound is also added to the outsole. It provides added traction and durability to the platform.

Midsole

The notable full-length Fresh Foam is integrated into the midsole of the New Balance Roav. The Fresh Foam material is an innovative technology formulated to deliver lightweight cushioning. It promotes a more natural and plushy ride on the roads. 

The shoe also comes with a removable insole. It provides additional underfoot cushioning and further enhances the overall fit of the shoe.

Upper

In the upper of the New Balance Fresh Foam Roav is a breathable mesh material. This provides lightweight and comfortable foot coverage throughout the run. It is slightly flexible, accommodating a wide range of foot shapes and measurements.

Like the New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v4, a more comfortable fit is encouraged by the bootie construction. 

Along with the bootie construction is the stretch webbing across the midfoot. The primary focus of which is to deliver a more secure midfoot fit. 

A more supportive fit is offered by the ultra heel design. New balance added this feature to hug the back of the foot for a more locked-in fit.

Integrated into the upper section are the lightly padded collar and tongue unit. This feature of the New Balance Fresh Foam Roav provides additional comfort throughout the activity.

The shoe also features a traditional lace-up closure for a more secure and comfortable fit.


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