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New Balance Vongo v5: generous cushion with maximum support
The Fresh Foam Vongo v5 is an update to the acclaimed line of stability shoes from New Balance. Touted as a supportive counterpart of the NB 1080, it offers a max-cushioned ride with a high level of arch support.
What is it for?
- Activity: daily running at slower paces
- Distance: any up to a marathon
- Pronation type: moderate to severe*
*see our guide on overpronation to find out more about what it is and the kind of footwear it requires
Novel approach to stability in the Vongo v5
Calling it Gradient Stability, the brand introduces denser foam pellets on the inner side of the sole. They seamlessly blend in with the FreshFoam cells, making arch support less intrusive than the previously common medial post.
Contributing to a steady ride is the broader midfoot. It is 5 mm wider compared to the previous edition.
Plush goodness of the FreshFoamX
New Balance puts a lavish layer of soft FreshFoamX midsole to keep the foot pampered for many miles at a time. It is a premium technology from the brand that impresses with its weight-to-cushion ratio.