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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.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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.

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.

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.

Summary

We spent 8.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • This shoe received several positive feedback about its comfortable fit. One reviewer even added that the Fresh Foam Trailbuster’s fit was recommended for narrow and slightly-wide footed consumers.
  • This trail/casual sneaker offered good support, a fan of the brand noticed.
  • Others thought that this shoe was lightweight and solidly-built. It was also made of quality materials.
  • Satisfied purchasers were pleased with this model’s design and stunning colorway.
  • The New Balance Fresh Foam Trailbuster is available in various color combinations.
  • The Fresh Foam sole in this classic gained recognition for its flexibility, traction, feel and look.
  • The sole of the shoe can be cleaned easily, not many mentioned.
  • This sneaker is sold at a reasonable price.
  • Selected stores are selling this product at a discounted rate.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Some doubted the shoe’s durability because of the thinner materials used in this iteration.
  • The shoe fits a bit large, another user advised.
  • Not many complained about the thick foam of the shoe.
  • The New Balance Fresh Foam Trailbuster felt a bit tight during the first use.

Bottom line

Originally produced as a technical trail and mountain running shoe, the New Balance Fresh Foam Trailbuster has evolved into a lifestyle footwear that not only flaunts a modern look, it is also equipped with present-day’s technology.

Overall, fans were pleased with the updates the brand made to this classic off-road sneaker. Commonly described as good looking, comfortable, versatile and high-quality, this shoe remains to be an appealing option for today’s urban explorer.

Despite being well-received, issues about its durability arose. Given that this shoe is a fairly recent addition in the trailbuster line, only time can tell if it is actually built to last. For now, purchasers perceive this minor shortcoming irrelevant and continue to favor this product for the positive experience it is able to provide.


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New Balance Fresh Foam Trailbuster History

Top-of-the-line technology and mad design skills are required to create the best possible footwear. The New Balance, a century-old athletic footwear company, has proven time and again that they have both. For years, this popular Boston-based brand, has been known for their high-quality, technologically-packed yet inexpensive shoes, trail runners included.

The Trailbuster is just one among the many outdoor running shoes released by this brand. Built to endure the rough and rocky terrains, it was popular for its performance and durability. Despite its success, the brand’s pursuit of perfection did not cease.

In the year 2013, the brand introduced the Fresh Foam technology. Known for being lightweight and for its stable yet soft cushioning, this tech was applied to various kinds of performance shoes. This includes the Trailbuster.

Revamped with the famous Fresh Foam midsole as well as a molded foam collar, a lugged outsole and a modern construction, the Fresh Foam Trailbuster Re-Engineered debuted in October 2016. The brand, however, did not stop there.

On April 15, 2017, New Balance launched the Fresh Foam Trailbuster. Overhauled with a lightweight mesh and synthetic upper, this version boasts a streamlined silhouette. It, however, remains loyal to its roots. Displayed on previous Trailbuster models, the sun, mountain and water logo can also be seen on this model’s heel tab.

New Balance Fresh Foam Trailbuster Style

On the lookout for a casual shoe that looks appealing on the city streets yet able to withstand the rugged terrain of the outdoors? Search no further. The Fresh Foam Trailbuster allows men who are always on the go to look stylish on and off the trail.

Available in multiple colorways including Cream/Turquoise, White/Gray and Black, this shoe matches well with a wide array of athletic and casual clothing. It also offers comfort that will last all day, thanks to the addition of the Fresh Foam midsole which promises to provide a smooth and natural ride.

Fit & Sizing

Made of a skeletally engineered mesh/synthetic upper that features the NB’s FantomFit technology, expect this shoe to be lightweight and breathable while still providing ample support and durability. Generally, the Fresh Foam Trailbuster fits true to size and offers adequate toe room. Crafted for men, its sizes range from 6.5-13.

Notable Features

Recognized for its sleek-designed upper and speckled, single-piece midsole, the NB Fresh Foam Trailbuster’s look is further enhanced with the addition of the aggressive-looking and durable lugged rubber outsole. This provides reliable traction and grip on various surfaces.

Additional Info

  • Snug and supportive fit is achieved with the help of the shoe’s bootie construction and a lacing system that includes two-toned rope laces.
  • Heel and tongue loops are added for easy slip on and off.
  • “N” logo with 3M can be found on the Fresh Foam Trailbuster’s lateral and medial side. The reflective 3M improves the shoe’s visibility at night.
  • Textile lining and foam-cushioned footbed enhance the sneaker’s in-shoe feel.
  • “NB” logo is engraved on the tip of the shoe’s outsole for further branding.