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New Balance Boracay | It’s the 980 v2

Posted on April 13, 2015 in Running Shoes

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Anyone familiar with New Balance knows their shoes have been “named” with numbers, but only the very astute observer can figure out what the numbers represent. So in attempt to increase model identity, New Balance has started assigning names to some shoe models. Hence, the new Boracay model is actually the update to the 980. […]

New Balance 980 Trail Shoe Review

Posted on August 20, 2014 in Running Shoes

Concave shape on mdeial side

At a Glance: 4mm offset (24mm heel, 20mm forefoot) 10.5 ounces in weight (men’s size 9) Fresh Foam midsole technology that delivers plush cushioning Multi-directional lugs that offer traction for climbing and descending No-sew synthetic mesh upper and gusseted tongue designed to keep out debris Verdict: A low offset, highly cushioned trail shoe that meets […]

The New Balance Fresh Foam 980: First Impressions

Posted on February 12, 2014 in Running Shoes

Maximalism. It’s one of the buzzwords that has put itself into existence in the running world over the past year, indicative of a full pendulum swing away from the minimalist trend of the Born to Run days. What is it? The “maximalist” category hasn’t been clearly defined at this point, but the differentiator is an […]

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The New Balance 980 Trail Takes Fresh Foam Offroad

Posted on January 17, 2014 in First Look Running Shoes

The release of the New Balance 980 is upon us, and with it we will see the introduction of the company’s new Fresh Foam midsole material, which promises a super soft & pillowy ride, keeping in with the trend of increasing cushioning between you and the road. The 980, which features a flexible, 4mm offset […]

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New Balance 980 Sneak Peek

Posted on August 25, 2013 in First Look Running Shoes

New Balance 980 Outsole View

This spankin’ fresh model from New Balance is getting some serious buzz. The 980 introduces the brand’s latest midsole compound – Fresh Foam. How can you tell that it’s fresh? Just like a good pear or kiwi, you squeeze it, of course! But Fresh Foam isn’t the whole story here – the elemental design of […]

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