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.

  • Use

    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
    $100
  • Weight
    Men: 8.8oz
    Women: 7.4oz
  • 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.

  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Updates to New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v3 Breathe

  • The New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v3 Breathe is a road shoe that’s designed to offer comfort and protection for the neutral runner. Its design is fundamentally similar to the original Zante v3, but the difference is in the upper. For this model, dubbed as Breathe, the engineered mesh has a lot more perforations. Thus it allows more air to enter the foot-chamber and maintain a cool and dry environment for the wearer.
  • The underfoot cushioning system is made up of the Fresh Foam unit, a full-length material that aims to provide plush cushioning that does not weigh down the foot. Blown rubber covers the underside of the foam, protecting it from wear and tear while also giving surface-traction.

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v3 Breathe size and fit

This special version of the New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v3 has a standard running shoe length. It accommodates the choices of runners when it comes to the sizing scheme. The available widths are D – Medium for men and B – Medium for women. It has a semi-curved shape that follows the natural curvature of the human foot.

Outsole

Blown rubber is the material that’s used for the outsole unit of the New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v3 Breathe. It covers the entire length of the platform, making sure to shield it from the abrasive nature of the asphalt.

Hexagonal design is prominent in the rubber construction. Its purpose is to heighten the traction over the surfaces. The spaces between these hexagons act like grooves that permit the flexibility of the sole unit.

Midsole

Fresh Foam makes up the primary midsole of the New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v3 Breathe. This full-length unit offers responsive cushioning throughout the run. It has hexagonal patterns and pores that heighten the springiness of the platform.

A traditional sock liner is added to provide additional cushioning for the underfoot. It can be removed or replaced with custom orthotics.

Upper

Engineered Mesh is a lightweight material that resembles cloth. Its soft disposition doesn’t irritate the foot in any way. For the Zante v3 Breathe, it has been purposely enhanced to accommodate a higher level of breathability. Ventilation-pores now pockmark the majority of the façade. They ensure the circulation of air throughout the foot-chamber.

A no-sew construction is employed in this model. It allows the foot to feel a soft and smooth in-shoe experience that’s free of irritation or hot spots.

Fabric panels are stitched to the midfoot and heel sections. They connect directly to the lacing system, so whenever the shoelaces are tightened or loosened, the lightweight overlays go along with them. This mechanism gives a secure yet customizable fit for the runner.


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