If you haven’t noticed, New Balance is in the midst of a performance revolution. For evidence of this, just look back to last week, where NB had six athletes qualify for Rio. Here is the list of track qualifiers in the order of events from the trials.
- Trayvon Brommel: 100m
- Boris Berian: 800m
- Emma Coburn: 3000m Steeplechase
- Kim Conley: 5,000m
- Jenny Simpson, Brenda Martinez: 1,500m
Further evidence of their performance revolution is found in their footwear. The 1500 is our best selling support racing flat. The long distance 1400 racing flat and tempo-oriented Zante v2 are in the top three sellers in their respective categories. On the trail side, the Vazee Summit is our best selling lightweight trail shoe.
New Balance has just introduced a new performance shoe, the Vazee 2090. This shoe is built to bring added comfort to performance-oriented runners. While it’s possible to log all of your miles in uptempo shoes like the Zante, it’s not advisable. As you put in serious work and rack up training miles, you can start to feel beat up. Thus, for some long or moderate days you need a shoe with a bit more cushioning and comfort. Typically this means you move to a traditional trainer and sacrifice the underfoot feel and responsiveness that you find in a performance shoe. This is where the Vazee 2090 excels. It is light enough and responsive enough for a fast feel, but it has added cushioning to provide you with a more comfortable experience. The Vazee 2090 also offers plush feel on top of the midfoot, while the toebox is light and airy.
We are happy to see New Balance continuing to explore new options for finding solutions to problems that serious runners encounter. And if the Vazee 2090 sounds like a solution for you, we are giving you a chance to win a free pair.
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The contest is now closed. Thank you for your participation. This month’s winners are Maria J. from Nipomo, CA and John S. from Pittsburgh, PA. Congrats!