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.

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
$75
Weight
Men: 6.4oz
Women: 6.4oz
Heel to toe drop
Men: 6mm
Women: 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.

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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 6.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Some runners found the New Balance Fresh Foam Veniz to be an affordable shoe.
  • It was a lightweight shoe that did not scrimp on the cushioning, a reviewer wrote.
  • The shoe was very easy to get on and off, observed a wearer.
  • The outsole had a good grip on smooth indoor surfaces, according to a buyer.
  • A customer remarked that the midsole was firm yet comfortable and that the shoe was excellent for exercise.
  • One user relayed their pleasant experience on how the shoe helped reduce lower back pain.
  • The Fresh Foam Veniz was a flexible shoe that performed well, even in obstacle courses, commended a reviewer.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The shoelaces were too short, a wearer commented.
  • A couple of runners were dismayed that the shoe was too narrow even with the width options available.
  • One user thought the midsole did not provide adequate arch support.
  • The toe area tore apart quickly, a buyer complained.

Bottom line

The New Balance Fresh Foam Veniz was able to get the approval of the majority of its users. Many runners praised the shoe’s performance and structure, notably the midsole. The price and weight were also positively regarded. The adverse reactions were few, and most customers have claimed to look forward to the next release of this shoe.


Rankings


Ratings

4.4 / 5 based on 7 ratings

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Updates to New Balance Fresh Foam Veniz

  • The New Balance Fresh Foam Veniz is designed to endure extended activities – be it running, training, or even a simple day-to-day schedule. With the brand’s signature Fresh Foam technology, the midsole ensures a supportive foundation in each step.
  • The upper features a streamlined layout made from a combination of synthetic and mesh. It aims to bring to the foot support and ventilation at the same time, and it strives to give the runner a fast and steady ride.
  • It has a Fresh Foam midsole that supplies efficient shock absorption, as well as flexibility and cushioning for the underfoot. Outside is a sturdy, full-length rubber outsole that easily withstands wear and tear while successfully delivering traction.

New Balance Fresh Foam Veniz size and fit

This shoe has a standard running shoe length. It has a modest forefoot construction that targets to accommodate a natural toe splay that is not too wide nor too cramped. Runners will appreciate the width options that come in medium and wide for both the men’s and women’s versions.

Outsole

Like many New Balance running shoes, the Fresh Foam Veniz employs a blown rubber compound as its outsole. This material guarantees durability while still allowing a natural movement with its flexibility.

The outsole pattern displays the brand’s signature hexagon shapes that vary in sizes – it starts elongated in the forefoot and decreases in size towards the heel area. This design ensures ground contact and stability during toe-off. The heel area has a flex groove to allow better movement, especially at the start of the stride.

Midsole

The midsole of this shoe uses the brand’s Fresh Foam technology. It is an innovative element that comes from a single piece of foam, which provides a plush yet natural ride. The hexagon pattern on the side gives the foam its firmness and responsive quality; it also adapts the ride according to the running style of the wearer.

The Fresh Foam midsole complements the shoe’s sleek silhouette to allow a close-to-ground feel, as well as the sensation of speed and agility.

The Fresh Foam Veniz also includes an NB Response 1.0 Performance sock liner. This insert adds cushioning and comfort to the underfoot; it also aids the Fresh Foam midsole in shock absorption.

Upper

The breathable mesh upper promotes air circulation and ensures a relaxed, comfortable run. It has synthetic overlays attached to it using a no-sew application, thus making the shoe lightweight.

To further enable a plush ride, the tongue and collar are padded. It also provides more coverage and keeps debris from entering the shoe. The soft sensation also prevents skin irritation and bruising that is usually caused by rubbing.