New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo: An amazing choice for the slight pronator

90 / 100 by Kyle Jang • Level 3 expert

Despite its bulkier shape, the Vongo has a very pleasing silhouette that comes in four appealing colour ways. The blue/orange style that I purchased looks great while I'm working out, and can also be worn with jeans if needed. The other colours are also great choices for both athletic and casual wear.

 

 

Fit

Upon first trying on the shoe, I knew that it was the shoe for me. It has an accommodating fit; I have a slightly wide foot and they fit snug but not tight in any way. I went with my true size and they fit slightly big, so I went half a size down and it was a great fit. Would highly recommend this shoe to anyone with a regular to slightly wide foot.

 

 

Price

The $170 CAD is a bit steep for a runner, and as a student it was a tad out of my budget. However, it is a great quality shoe even for the price. Even for the quality though, if the price was lowered by $20, I believe the shoe would sell better. Overall, a very good quality shoe but slightly expensive.

 

Performance

The Vongo boasts a fresh foam midsole that provides great cushioning and comfort no matter how long the run is. While cushiony, I still felt that the shoe was responsive and was bouncy enough for my  needs. The shoe provides mild stability for the slight pronator because of the denser foam on the medial side of the shoe. As a mild pronator myself, I feel that the support is adequate and not overly restrictive.

 

 

Conclusion

The New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo is a slightly expensive shoe, but makes up for it with fantastic cushioning and overall quality of the shoe. It provides adequate, but not overly rigid medial support and is great for the mild pronator. I highly recommend this shoe and it has been one of my favourite runners I've ever worn.


Kyle Jang

Kyle Jang • Level 3 expert

Hi, I'm Kyle! I have been involved in Track and Field for 3 years as a sprinter and long jumper, and as a result I have gone through many pairs of shoes. I also collect shoes and have great knowledge on the fit and technology of many shoes, particularly New Balance.


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