Who should buy the New Balance Hanzo S

You will love the New Balance Hanzo S if you want a lightweight and flexible neutral running shoe or short-distance racing.

New Balance Hanzo S logo

New Balance's Dynaride outsole

The outsole of the shoe utilizes the Dynaride outsole, a sticky rubber compound that delivers impressive traction while running on the road. The outsole comes with durable rubber zones that are strategically placed in high-abrasion areas for maximum durability.

New Balance Hanzo S outsole

 Impressive racing performance with the New Balance Hanzo S 

The REVlite cushioning provides durable underfoot cushioning while keeping the midsole light. This cushioning material is lighter than the usual New Balance foams and it is specifically designed for a lightweight ride. 

New Balance Hanzo S midsole

For a smoother and extra-springy ride, the Hanzo S utilizes the Rapid Rebound technology that offers more energy return than the traditional performance foams from New Balance.

New Balance Hanzo S mid

Ultra-light Fantom Fit Technology in the New Balance Hanzo S

The upper unit of the New Balance Hanzo S utilizes a synthetic mesh for maximum breathability and it also features the ultra-light Fantom Fit Technology. Made from two thin materials fused together in a no-sew construction, the Fantom Fit delivers lightweight support and fit.

New Balance Hanzo S toe upper

The upper of the Hanzon S is not completely seamless, but with the Fantom Fit technology, padded tongue, and collar, the shoe should provide a comfortable fit and secure lockdown.

New Balance Hanzo S collar

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 6.6oz / Women 5.4oz
Drop: 4mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 13mm
Heel height: 17mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation

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