Available July 2017 – MSRP $135.00
Originally released in 2016, the New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo provided a unique support design in a highly cushioned, low offset package. Rejecting the need of a traditional medial posting, the Vongo looked more towards the geometry of the shoe in order to reduce overpronation. Now with version 2, the shoe offers a completely new look with small modifications that should continue to maintain the same philosophy as the original.
To provide a high level of cushioning and support, the Vongo v2 continues to use a Fresh Foam midsole with a Varus Wedge design. While the sidewall geometries of the midsole have been tweaked, the shoe should continue to provide a similar underfoot experience. A redesigned outsole also provides modified geometry and an extended longitudinal groove is used to enhance flexibility.
One of the more noticeable changes on the Vongo v2 is the updated upper design. The shoe removes several of the unnecessary overlays seen in the first version and now features a softer engineered mesh material with an internal bootie construction.
While the shoe continues to offer the same stack height and offset as the original, the stylistic overhaul gives the shoe a fresh, sleek look.
Preliminary Tech Specs
Stack height*: 25mm heel, 21mm forefoot, 4mm heel-toe offset
Weight*: 11.5 oz (men’s size 9), 9.9 oz (women’s size 8)
*Production stack heights and weights may differ from the preliminary data listed here.
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