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Fresh Review: New Balance Running Shoes

New Balance Running Shoes

Fresh Review: New Balance Running Shoes

Fresh Review: New Balance Running Shoes

*Disclaimer: New Balance sent me a selection of running shoes and fitness apparel for my review. All opinions expressed here are my own.

As a runner and fitness enthusiast there are so many choices for which running shoes to choose. As of late I have been loving what New Balance has to offer. I was psyched when New Balance sent me some awesome running shoes to try out. I was sent the Fresh Foam Beacon and the Fresh Foam 1080v8 (a shoe which I have loved since training for the Boston Marathon in 2017). Check out my fresh review of these two comfortable road running shoes from New Balance.

New Balance Fresh Foam Beacon

New Balance Fresh Foam Beacon

New Balance Fresh Foam Beacon

The New Balance Fresh Foam Beacon is a road shoe retailing for $120. It is extremely light, only 6.2 oz for women and features Fresh Foam technology. The midsole is Fresh Foam Ground Contact technology making it durable on asphalt and concrete road surfaces while still being light and fast. The Heel drop is 7.6mm. This shoe as a knit upper which makes it very comfortable. I love the way that this shoe hugs my foot. If you like a high cushion shoe then this is the shoe for you. I like this shoe for road running but also for wearing to CrossFit. For road runs this light and flexible shoe is great for speed workouts and hill sprints!

New Balance Fresh Foam Beacon 2

New Balance Fresh Foam Beacon 2

New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v8

Women's New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v8

Women’s New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v8

The New Balance Fresh Foam 1080 is also a road shoe and retails for $149.99. This running shoe is more durable than the Fresh Foam Beacon but not as light. It weighs 9.7 ounces. the heel drop is 8 mm. The cushioning in this shoe comes from the signature Fresh Foam midsole technology. The outsole is more heavy-duty than that of the Beacon with flex grooves in the sole. This shoe offers good stability while still being highly cushioned. The Fresh Foam 1080 offers supreme comfort. I love the feel of the upper and how it wraps around my foot. I have a high instep which this shoe works well with. These shoes are fantastic for longer road runs. I have even worn another version of this shoe through marathon training and the Boston Marathon.

Running the the New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v8

Running the the New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v8

Have you ever run in New Balance Running Shoes before? What is your current favorite running shoe?

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3 responses

3 responses

  1. I love the design on those sneakers! So cool and I’ve never seen anything like it. I tried New balance once for running but I think I got the wrong type for my run style so I had to return them. I wouldn’t mind trying them again though!

  2. I have never tried New Balance shoes. I need a lot of support/stability due to my obnoxiously high arches, so I’m always leery of trying new shoes. My current fav is the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18, but I have also had decent luck with Mizuno Wave Inspires.

  3. Nice review! You didn’t think the Beacon was too squishy for CrossFit?

    I’m currently loving my Brooks Adrenalines. Light and cushy. That’s my jam.

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