Zante, the Italian name for the Greek island of Zakynthos, is a fitting title for the lightweight New Balance shoe. Imagine a summer breeze on the Ionian Sea carrying you to the Olympic games in Athens. Now bottle that breeze and transform it into a shoe. Viola! The Zante.
Now in its third edition, New Balance is living up to their slogan “Always in Beta” with slight but meaningful modifications to the already crowd-pleasing shoe. A new mesh upper provides a slightly snugger fit through the midfoot, as well as increased breathability above the forefoot, while minor changes in the geometry of the midsole are designed to offer a smoother ride. Throw on a carbon rubber outsole for increased durability and you’ve got the recipe for a new favorite shoe.
To celebrate this exciting release we’re offering two free pairs of Zante v3s! But how can you get one, you ask? It’s simple, because Zante is the 3rd largest island in the Ionian Sea and this is the Zante v3, we’re asking each contestant to submit three single word reasons you love, or would love, your pair of Zante v3s. A panel of judges will review the submissions and pick their two favorites as the winners for free shoes. Creativity and humor are encouraged!
Zante: Fresh, Fast, Fun
For more information: Contest Rules
CONTEST CLOSED. Thank you for your participation!
Will has been running competitively since high school, and is currently running with the HOKA Aggies, a post-collegiate club here on the central coast of California. With a preference for the humorous and the verbose, he enjoys playing the wordsmith almost as much as his daily runs.