Who should buy the FuelCore Nitrel Trail

The New Balance FuelCore Nitrel Trail is an affordable shoe for runners who are seeking protective, comfortable, supportive yet affordable footwear. An excellent choice for you if:

  • You have a moderate to high arch and prefer a cushioned running shoe that can support your foot shape
  • You want a trail running shoe that can adequately support neutral pronators or supinators

New Balance FuelCore Nitrel Trail all terrain

Updates to the New Balance FuelCore Nitrel Trail

  • Engineered mesh upper for maximum breathability
  • Injection-molded EVA as a strategically-designed midsole for increased cushioning and responsiveness
  • Protective features in the upper shield the foot on a wide variety of rugged surfaces

New Balance FuelCore Nitrel Trail fuelcore

Versatile outsole tread

The AT Tread rubber outsole is integrated into the shoe. This material is designed to provide traction in a wide variety of road and trail running surfaces.

New Balance FuelCore Nitrel Trail outsole

An added protection against harmful and rugged environments is delivered by the Toe Protect.

New Balance FuelCore Nitrel Trail toe protect

Lightweight responsiveness with REVlite

The REVlite technology is integrated into the New Balance FuelCore Nitrel Trail. This innovative foam compound provides the same amount of responsiveness and durability as New Balance foams that are 30% heavier. It aims to deliver a lightweight ride without compromising construction and sacrificing underfoot comfort. The REVlite midsole is also present in some popular NB running shoes such as the New Balance 990 v4 and New Balance 890 v6.

New Balance FuelCore Nitrel Trail revlite

Added underfoot cushioning and comfort are offered by the NB Response 2.0 performance insert. This material aims to provide the runner with a seamless and comfortable running experience.

New Balance FuelCore Nitrel Trail insert

The improved responsiveness is encouraged by the Injection molded Ethyl Vinyl Acetate or IMEVA. It also offers additional cushioning.

Enhanced breathability in the Nitrel Trail

Featured in the upper area are engineered mesh with no-sew overlays. These materials are situated over the lightweight REVlite midsole, essential for securing the foot on the platform. It also provides added breathability.

New Balance FuelCore Nitrel Trail mesh

Padded collar and tongue are utilized in the shoe. New Balance added this feature to provide additional comfort to the foot.

New Balance FuelCore Nitrel Trail overlays

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: Men 9.7oz / Women 7.5oz
Arch support: Neutral
Update: New Balance Nitrel V4
Collection: New Balance Fuelcore
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch

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