New Balance Fresh Foam Boracay v3 | First Look

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New Balance Boracay v3 Women’s Sample (subject to change)

Available February 2017 – MSRP $110.00

Released in 2015 as an update to the New Balance 980, the Boracay was built to provide high cushioning in a low heel-to-toe offset design. While the second version of the shoe was not released to the US market, version 3 has been brought back and offers some nice updates to enhance fit and cushioning while still providing an ultra smooth ride.

The Boracay v3 offers a higher level of cushioning with an additional 3mm of stack height. This added height comes with added weight, but the shoe is still on the light side. A Fresh Foam midsole and blown rubber outsole continue to be used, but with modified geometry, we expect the shoe to offer a softer ride. The outsole pattern has also been modified. Small gaps in the forefoot rubber will increase flexibility.

The Boracay v3 also receives a nice upper upgrade that further gives the shoe a revamped look. A seamless material with a hexagonal print is used to provide lightweight protection while also reducing irritation. Paired with an open mesh material in the heel, the shoe should provide sufficient breathability.

Preliminary Tech Specs

Stack height*: 25mm heel, 21 mm forefoot, 4mm heel-toe offset

Weight*: 9.7 oz (men’s size 9), 8.1 oz (women’s size 8)

*Production stack heights and weights may differ from what is listed here.

Competing Shoes

Men’s Brooks PureFlow 5 | Women’s Brooks PureFlow 5  MSRP $110.00

Men’s Nike FREE RN Distance | Women’s Nike FREE RN Distance MSRP $120.00

Men’s Saucony Zealot ISO 2  | Women’s Saucony Zealot ISO 2  MSRP $130.00

 

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New Balance Boracay v3 Men’s Sample (subject to change)

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New Balance Boracay v3 Men’s Sample (subject to change)

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