Brand: New Balance
Model: Fresh Foam Zante Pursuit Running Shoe
Key Features: New Balance Fresh Foam innovative midsole created from a single piece of foam that provides a plush, more natural ride, Tight fitting synthetic/mesh upper Hypoknit, Translucent rubber sole, tongue gusset.
Ride Comfort: 8/10
Best For: Daily Running, Sprinting, Half Marathon Distances
Best On: Roads, Tracks, Treadmill
Release Date: Available Now
New Balances Fresh Foam midsole has been a much needed development for the sportswear brand and their running offering. The thin midsole is soft, as if the Fresh Foam had more air injected into and is similar in terms of softness to the Zante OG’s midsole. New Balance has got the midsole formulation down tee on this one. The overall ride experience is light, neutral in balance and pretty responsive.
The Zante Pursuit is a fast shoe, period. The new Fresh Foam midsole is soft balanced with the low-profile for a perfect blend of speed and comfort. The thin outsole adds longevity and support for efficient transitions. It’s low weight just makes its case stronger as a speed shoe. The knit upper stretches nicely to hug the foot without hot spots or needless garnish on the outside. The insides are smooth, and the engineered mesh structure vents nicely.
Overall a pleasure to wear for day to day runs as well as a possible training replacement for spikes of track runs.