DiscontinuedUpdate: New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo v4
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WeightMen: 10.6ozWomen: 8.9oz
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.
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Heel heightMen: 27mmWomen: 27mm
Forefoot heightMen: 23mmWomen: 23mm
WidthMen: Normal, WideWomen: Normal, Wide
Release dateJul 2018
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- The New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo v3 is a stability running shoe that’s made to tackle the roads. It makes use of various components and technologies to ensure a steady experience on the streets. Cushioning is the responsibility of the Fresh Foam unit, which is 2 millimeters thicker than the one in the previous iteration. A raised midfoot section aids in stability.
- The outsole features two rubber pieces. The first one is a firm compound that’s meant to provide surface traction; the second piece is in the lateral section, and it’s intended to help in slowing the rate of pronation.
- Overlays line the façade, and they’re made using a 3D-printed resin. These add-ons help in keeping the foot in place. A bootie construction offers a soft in-shoe feel that conforms to the shape of the foot.
The New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo v3 was made using the standard measurements. Runners can get a pair with their usual sizing preferences in mind. Widthwise, the options are D – Medium and 2E – Wide for men, and B – Medium and D – Wide for women. The semi-curved shape of this shoe’s last and the bootie construction aim to accommodate the natural shape of the human foot.
The medial and heel sections of the New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo v3’s outsole features a firm rubber compound that is responsible for durable traction and surface steadiness. The material is also meant to protect the rest of the platform from wear-and-tear.
A soft rubber piece in the lateral area is intentionally designed to let the foot have an outward slant when standing idle or when taking each step. Such a configuration is for moderate-to-severe overpronators.
A vertical demarcation separates the two rubber units from each other. It also deconstructs the external pad, thus allowing for the isolation of impact forces during the foot-strike.
Fresh Foam is a proprietary New Balance technology that’s designed to provide a rich underfoot experience throughout the running session. The foam is also present in the NB Fresh Foam Zante v4. It cushions each landing and invigorates the forefoot lifts. It has a raised midfoot portion to support the arch. Moreover, it is 2 millimeters thicker than the one in the previous Vongo model.
The external part of the New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo v3’s upper unit utilizes mesh. This fabric is lightweight and has visible breathing pores for ventilation.
The 3D midfoot cage works with printed overlays to deliver a snug and secure fit. These add-ons don’t take much space on the upper, and they don’t hamper the flow of air into the foot-chamber.
An external heel counter helps in holding the foot in place and preventing it from exiting the shoe unintentionally.