Who should buy the New Balance Fresh Foam Lazr Sport

  • Ideal for neutral road runners who are looking for a versatile running shoe for easy runs and casual wear.
  • A great choice for people with medium-to-high arches who want a lightweight, fashionable and wallet-friendly trainer running shoe athletic activities.

New Balance Fresh Foam Lazr Sport logo

Delivers platform flexibility

A rubber compound makes up the outsole unit of the New Balance Fresh Foam Lazr Sport. It covers the entire length of the midsole, acting as a barrier against abrasive surfaces.

New Balance Fresh Foam Lazr Sport outsole

This durable rubber material is also placed in the outsole of the New Balance 990 v4. Hexagonal patterns form multangular grooves that heighten platform flexibility and the natural bending capacity of the wearer’s foot.

Lazr Sport provides responsive cushioning

Fresh Foam is a full-length compound that’s meant to provide cushioning for the underside of the foot. It’s also responsible for mitigating the impact forces generated by the foot-strike.

New Balance Fresh Foam Lazr Sport fresh foam

The sides have been laser-engraved. The purpose of such a design is to make the material more flexible and more capable of cushioning the foot as it lands on the ground.

Holds the foot in place

The medial and lateral sections of the midsole slightly extend upward. These ‘walls’ hold the foot in place and prevent in-shoe quavering.

New Balance Fresh Foam Lazr Sport midsole walls

The front section of the New Balance Fresh Foam Lazr Sport’s upper unit makes use of suede. It’s a soft yet sturdy material. It accommodates the natural motion of the foot.

New Balance Fresh Foam Lazr Sport offers sock-like fit

A stretchy mesh fills the rest of the upper. It is configured into a one-piece unit that’s free of seams, thus potentially offering a sock-like fit.

New Balance Fresh Foam Lazr Sport stretchy mesh

A ghillie lacing system with discrete eyelets brings a relaxed coverage. It doesn’t have the bunched-up feel of the regular crisscross lacing arrangement.

New Balance Fresh Foam Lazr Sport lacing system

Pull tabs are placed at the back and front of the collar. These loops are there to facilitate a quick and easy on-and-off.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 254g / Women 237g
Drop: 6mm
Arch support: Neutral
Collection: New Balance Fresh Foam
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch

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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.