Who should buy the Fresh Foam Cruz v2 Knit

The Fresh Foam Cruz v2 from New Balance offers comfort and performance in a stylish package. This running shoe is ideal for you if:

  • You want a road running shoe that is built for neutral pronators or supinators
  • You have a moderate to high arch and prefer a cushioned shoe for all-day wear

New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz v2 Knit tongue

Updates to the New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz v2 Knit

  • Integrated into the shoe is the heathered knit upper. This component of the footwear is strategically designed to ensure more breathable coverage.
  • With the aim to provide additional comfort, the Fresh Foam cushioning technology is used in crafting the shoe. The primary focus of this material is to provide a more natural ride that the user will enjoy from start to finish.

New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz v2 Knit midfoot

Sponge-like build for durability and cushioning

Integrated into the outsole of the New Balance Fresh Cruz v2 Knit is a blown rubber material. It has a spongy configuration that is built to deliver the right amount of durability and traction. It also offers an additional layer of cushioning for a more efficient and enjoyable ride.

New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz v2 Knit blown rubber

Along with the blown rubber are the flex grooves. These grooves are essential in encouraging the rest of the shoe to adhere and adjust to the flexibility of the human foot.

Natural and plush underfoot support

In the midsole is the notable Fresh Foam technology. This single piece midsole foam is meant to provide a more natural and plush cushioning. It performs consistently even on long runs.

New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz v2 Knit fresh foam

Stretchable breathability with knit upper

Integrated into the shoe is the two-way stretch flat knit upper. This material is meant to provide breathability, keeping the human foot cool and dry during the running session.

New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz v2 Knit flat knit upper

The fabric lining is utilized in the running shoe. This material is significant in providing additional comfort to the foot.

Designed to enhance the runner's stride, the cleatie construction is utilized. This is essential in delivering a secure fit throughout the run.

New Balance added the lace-up closure. This system is focused on providing a more secure and adjustable fit as well.

New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz v2 Knit laces

Easy on and off is encouraged by the slip-on construction. This feature of the shoe is essential for those who are always on the rush. The slip-on-construction will give them less time and effort to wear the shoe.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 250g / Women 214g
Drop: 8mm
Arch support: Neutral
Collection: New Balance Fresh Foam
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch

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