Who should buy the New Balance Fresh Foam Zante Trainer

The New Balance Fresh Foam Zante Trainer is a trendy workout shoe for both men and women. It is equipped with lightweight materials to provide flexibility, movement, and dynamic fit to its wearers. It is a solid pick if:

  • You are looking for a trainer that offers comfort not only in the gym or during workouts but even when worn as everyday footwear. 
  • Your fitness routine involves a lot of toe splays and you need a shoe that has enough forefoot space to accommodate such movements. 
  • You have a wide foot profile. 

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Multidirectional outsole traction

The New Balance Fresh Foam Zante Trainer employs a solid rubber outsole. It features omni-directional treads that provide traction on slick gym floors. The grooves on the underside also help with the flexibility of the sole unit, promoting natural foot bending.

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Generous midsole cushioning

Providing comfortable protection against impact is the Fresh Foam midsole. This plush platform is crafted from a single piece of foam that has a 6-mm offset that helps in lessening stress on the Achilles tendon.

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Shock-absorbent inserts

Inside the New Balance Fresh Foam Zante Trainer is the NB Response 2.0 performance insert. This element enhances the support and shock absorption provided by the primary midsole.

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The New Balance Fresh Foam Zante Trainer's upper

The upper of the New Balance Foam Zante Trainer is made of mesh. This fabric is lightweight and breathable but is constructed to deliver a dynamic fit which means it adjusts to movements and natural expansion of the foot.

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Quick slip-on collar

This pair of New Balance training shoes sports a slip-on style for quick on-and-off action. The sock-like collar is stretchy to accommodate the foot coming inside or out. It also goes back to its original size to prevent the foot from accidentally slipping out.

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Snug lacing system

If a tighter fit is needed, the lacing system can be utilized. The lace-up structure features an integrated webbing system which employs a series of flat strings that wrap the medial and lateral sides of the midfoot to increase support needed for side-to-side movements.

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante Trainer Lacing System

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 8.1oz / Women 7.1oz
Drop: 6mm
Use: Workout / Gym / Cross-training
Width: Normal / Normal, Wide
Features: Lightweight
Collection: New Balance Fresh Foam
BRAND Brand: New Balance

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Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick combines 10+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry and a background in the sciences in his role as the Fitness Research Director. During his competitive powerlifting years his PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Bodybuilding.com, LiveStrong, Healthline, WebMD, WashingtonPost, and many more. Along the way, collaborating with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.