Who should buy the Fresh Foam Zante v4

The New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v4 is a good option for runners who are seeking a comfortable, supportive, and versatile running shoe. This shoe is ideal for you if:

  • You want a long-distance running shoe that supports moderate to high arches
  • You are looking for a cushioned road shoe that works well with any type of foot strike pattern

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v4 sockliner

Updates to the New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v4

  • The Zante v4 uses the restructured Fresh Foam midsole which aims to improve the overall performance of the shoe
  • The upper utilizes the updated jacquard mesh material, which provides the foot proper ventilation for a more breathable foot coverage
  • Integrated into the midfoot area is the HypoSkin wrap, acting as a second skin without sacrificing the shoe's breathability

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Hexagons for responsiveness

A single piece of Fresh Foam is utilized in the Zante v4. It is composed of concave and convex hexagon patterns which are located along the sides of the shoe. The placement of these hexagons aid in compressing the sole of the shoe to a specific pattern throughout the push-off and foot strike. In the forefoot area lies the blown rubber. This material is essential in providing additional cushioning and responsiveness. It also offers improved traction. Located in the heel area is a hard carbon rubber for added durability.

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v4 hexagons

The Fresh Foam guarantee

The Fresh Foam is integrated into the shoe. This single-piece midsole compound has geometric shapes that provide a more natural underfoot feel and support. This foam is also present in the midsole of the New Balance Fresh Foam 1080 v9.

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v4 fresh foam

Laser engravings can be found in the forefoot landing zones. This technology aims to provide the runner with a softer landing experience.

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v4 laser

Additional underfoot cushioning is offered by the traditional sock liner.

Lightweight coverage and breathability

The upper of the New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v4 uses the jacquard mesh material that provides lightweight breathability. It also adapts to the natural shape of the foot for an unconstricted fit.

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v4 jacquard

For an enhanced fit and midfoot security, the shoe also employs the HypoSkin wrap. It delivers a second-skin style fit without affecting breathability.

Along with the cleatie construction that aims to deliver a comfortable in-shoe feel is the no-sew upper design. It offers an irritation-free and soft foot wrap.

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v4 no-sew

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 244g / Women 212g
Drop: 6mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 17mm
Heel height: 23mm
Collection: New Balance Fresh Foam, New Balance Fresh Foam Zante

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