New Balance Vazee Summit v2 | First Look

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Available April 2017 – MSRP $100.00

The New Balance Vazee Summit made its debut in April 2016 and upon release, trail runners quickly realized that it was not just another minimal trail shoe. The combination of a lightweight design, protective cushioning, and sticky traction made it a versatile option for anything from daily training to racing on a variety of surfaces. Now with version 2 on its way, New Balance decided to utilize the same tooling for an unchanged underfoot feel while revamping the upper.

For enhanced comfort and fit, the Summit v2 features a new bootie-like construction for a soft, close to the skin feel. Paired with a Fantom Fit design for a seam free fit and Meta-Lock technology for snug midfoot lockdown, this upper should create an enhanced running experience on the trails.

In order to maintain the essence of the original, version 2 continues to utilize the same midsole and outsole design. The revlite midsole features a rock stop plate to provide responsive yet protective cushioning, and the versatile sticky rubber outsole provides just the right amount of traction to perform well on a variety of surfaces.

Preliminary Tech Specs

Stack height*: 27mm heel, 17mm forefoot, 10mm heel-toe offset

Weight*: 9.1 oz (men’s size 9), 8.0 oz (women’s size 8)

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

Current Model

Men’s New Balance Vazee Summit | Women’s New Balance Vazee Summit MSRP $120.00

Competing Shoes

Men’s Brooks Mazama | Women’s Brooks Mazama  MSRP $140.00

Men’s Salomon Sense Pro 2 | Women’s Salomon Sense Pro 2  MSRP $130.00

Men’s Nike Zoom Terra Kiger 3 | Women’s Nike Zoom Terra Kiger 3  MSRP $125.00


New Balance Vazee Summit Women’s Sample (subject to change)

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