Who should buy the New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo

  • People with moderate overpronation who need a stability shoe
  • Runners looking for a well-cushioned and durable running shoe for 5Ks to marathons.
  • Perfect for athletes who look for a versatile shoe for daily running and daily wear.

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Excellent traction on the road

The outsole is dominated by blown rubber in most parts. There are various lugs of different sizes and shapes that afford excellent traction on the road and groomed trails.

New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo excellent traction

A noteworthy inclusion is the deep and substantial cut that runs from the heel to the midfoot. It increases flexibility and helps with the movement from the heel to the forefoot.

Fresh Foam Vongo’s responsive cushioning

The full-length Fresh Foam keeps the cushioning generally consistent and improves the transition in the gait cycle. The innovative technique of making the medial side a bit firmer and more elevated smoothly and gradually holds off overpronation.

New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo cushioning

Fans of New Balance should recognize the signature plush, but firm and responsive cushioning. This midsole foam is also present in the New Balance Vongo v3.

Vongo offers a glove-like fit

The cleatie-style construction offers a glove-like fit. With a seamless construction, the foot-wrapping security and comfort are very evident. New Balance employs a very breathable AirMesh that is also very light and durable.

New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo seamless construction

There are synthetic overlays for more support and structure. For better cushioning, support, and fit, a molded sockliner is found in the interior of this shoe.

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Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 300g / Women 249g
Drop: 4mm
Arch support: Stability
Update: New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo v5
Collection: New Balance Fresh Foam
Pronation: Overpronation

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