DiscontinuedUpdate: New Balance Vazee Coast v2
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WeightMen: 8.4ozWomen: 6.9oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 8mmWomen: 8mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
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Heel heightMen: 23mmWomen: 23mm
Forefoot heightMen: 15mmWomen: 15mm
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal, Wide
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They should also not advertise it as cushioned shoe as it never felt like it.
- New Balance offers a fairly low to the ground shoe with exceptional versatility and high-performance in the Vazee Coast. The shoe’s incredible performance is only topped off by a really affordable price that will put smiles on every runner’s face.
- As part of the Vazee line of shoes, New Balance introduces a shoe that can work wonders during race day or in training at a significantly lesser price than many of its Vazee cousins. Intended for entry level runners who do not quite invest in expensive footwear, the performance of the Vazee Coast can certainly attract the attention of seasoned or elite runners who are looking for a do-it-all shoe that does not have all the bells and whistles.
- Like some of its lightweight trainers, the Vazee Coast is designed for those who are looking to shift to a more minimalist style of running with still decent support and average ground feedback.
- Sporting a superbly breathable mesh and a glove-like fit, the shoe provides another excellent alternative for those who love to take their runs on the road, track, and light trail.
The fit of the Vazee Coast resembles trainers that are known for their locked in heel and midfoot with respectable wiggle room in the forefoot. Since this is built for entry beginners who desire comfort above anything else, the fit should make most runners comfortable. Additionally, New Balance offers wide and extra wide widths as another option besides the regular medium width. Sizes are average with several options to get the best fit. The choices are from 6 to 15 for the men’s and 5 to 12 for the women’s.
The outsole of the Vazee Coast is fairly flat and flexible due to the deep flex grooves. New Balance uses an IMEVA or injection molded EVA that spreads from the midsole to the outsole. The outsole gives adequate durability and traction.
The midsole forms part of the outsole, which is made of injection molded EVA. This provides moderate durability and cushioning for runners. As it is a full-length midsole, there is an enhanced transition from the back to the front. The same midsole feel is also delivered by the Vazee Coast v2.
The no-sew upper begins with a highly-breathable Air Mesh. New Balance designed the upper with a cleatie-like construction for a fit that feels like a second skin. There are synthetic overlays on both sides of the shoe that give excellent midfoot hold and structure. A big part of the upper that firmly keeps the heel secured is the deconstructed heel counter. The interior is fitted with soft and plush fabric that makes running without socks a viable option.