New Balance Fresh Foam Kaymin TRL Fully Reviewed

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New Balance is a big name in the shoe business, making good quality and comfortable shoes. They did not disappoint runners with the addition of the Fresh Foam Kaymin TRL. These all-terrain running shoes will let you run on a plethora of surfaces, although they are not recommended for hardcore trails.

The patterns on the outsole will help you keep your grip while the rubber compound will help protect your feet from more abrasive surfaces. Customers love the affordable price point and the variety of colors they can choose from, causing many to buy multiple pairs. If you are looking for an all-around great pair of shoes then you have come to the right place.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Comfortable
  • Great shock absorption
  • Durable
  • Good style
  • Lightweight
  • Affordable price tag
Cons
  • Stiff cushioning in the heel
  • Runs slightly small
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of the New Balance Fresh Foam Kaymin TRL is made out of a rubber compound that covers the bottom of the shoe to help protect your feet from abrasive surfaces. There are hexagonal patterns all over the bottom to help give you better traction on a variety of surfaces. In addition to the patterns on the sole, there are also flex grooves incorporated into the forefront which will allow you to bend your feet with the metatarsals of your foot with each step you take giving you a more flexible feel when you are on the go.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole of the shoe is made out of Fresh Foam. It is a full-length pad that will give you a soft and plush underfoot feeling and a super comfortable ride with great flexibility that runners absolutely love. The midsole is also responsible for giving you amazing shock absorption which will greatly reduce your risk of joint injury from the repeated pounding of your steps when you are on the run.
In addition to the midsole, you will also get the New Balance Response 2.0 performance to insert to give you just a little more cushioning while still allowing for that flexibility that is so important in running shoes.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The upper of the Fresh Foam Kaymin TRL is made using both mesh and synthetic materials to give you a secure and breathable pair of sneakers that are waterproof and durable. New Balance uses a no-sew feature with the shoes to give you a smoother and irritation free experience to help reduce the risk of rubbing which will cause uncomfortable blisters.

There are some stitched areas on the outside of the upper that is strategically placed to help increase the durability. They are finished off with a padded tongue and collar to help keep your feet locked in place to prevent you from slipping and sliding around inside your shoe, or accidentally falling out of your shoes while you are on the run.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The weight of your running shoes will make all the difference when you are hitting the road, especially if you are trying to run for speed or distance. The shoe is definitely not the lightest running shoe on the market but they are not too bad and customers have commented that they appreciate the relatively low weight of them. The women's version of these weight in, on average, of 8 ounces and the men's version comes in at 9.9 ounces.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

When you are out running, especially on warm days, the last thing you want to worry about is your feet feeling like they are suffocating and overheating inside of your shoes. Having a pair of sneakers that are well ventilated is important, you want the air to flow into the foot chamber to ensure your feet stay cool. The breathability will also help keep your feet dry and healthy by allowing the sweat from your feet to evaporate quickly and escape the shoes. You will not have to worry about the airflow of these running shoes, as the mesh and synthetic materials that make up the upper are designed to give you fantastic breathability.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Customers seem to appreciate the comfort level of these New Balance sneakers. The underfoot cushioning from both the foam midsole and the additional insert ensure that you get a great feeling while you are running in them. The one complaint that customers have about the comfort level of these shoes is that they seem to run a bit small, but that can be resolved by purchasing a half size to full size bigger than you normally would buy to ensure a better fit. For the most part, however, customers praise how comfortable these are.
Style
Style

Style

Customers seem to love the look and style of these running shoes. They come in a plethora of different color options so you are sure to find something that is going to best fit your style and personality. You will get the New Balance logo printed on the side of the sneakers but that is the norm for any kind of New Balance shoe. You will also have the words Fresh Foam printed on the back end of them.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The Fresh Foam Kaymin TRL running shoes are made to be durable and last you a long time. The outsole is made out of a rubber compound and the plush and soft cushioning are made to withstand the repeated beating of your running without wearing down and falling apart. The upper is also designed to last. The no-sew upper has some stitching located on the outside that is strategically placed on high wear areas to ensure you will not get holes in them too quickly.
Protection
Protection

Protection

When it comes to shoes, you want something that is going to keep you safe and help you reduce the risk of injury while you are hitting the roads. The outsole is responsible for a great deal of the protection as the rubber that covers the underneath of the outsole can help save the bottom of your feet from more abrasive surfaces that some other sneakers cannot.

The hexagonal pattern on the outsole also gives you some traction to help you keep your grip on a variety of surfaces which can reduce the risk of your feet slipping out from underneath you. Finally, these sneakers feature a reinforced toe tip that will help keep your toes safe from anything they may come into contact with when you are on the go.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The responsiveness of your shoes is important for runners as it can save you some energy in the long run which can be used to help your performance when you are on the run. That being said, the Kaymin TRL running shoes have a decent amount of responsiveness that runners love. The midsole is made out of Fresh Foam and will give you a bouncy underfoot feeling that will help you on your runs.
Support
Support

Support

There are a couple features integrated into the Fresh Foam Kaymin TRL sneakers to keep you supported. The padded tongue and collar work with the lacing system to help keep your feet snug and secure in your shoes so you do not have to worry about your feet falling out of your shoes or sliding around unintentionally while you are running.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The Fresh Foam Kaymin TRL sneakers are considered an all-terrain running shoe and will handle some different surfaces, however, it is not recommended for some of the more difficult trails. You will be able to wear these for road running, on tracks (indoor or outdoor), treadmills, dirt paths, gravel roads, and other such terrains. If you are going to be doing hardcore trail running then there are better, more suitable options that you can choose from.
Price
Price

Price

These New Balance running shoes seem to be a good investment as they will not suffer from premature wear and tear and you will be able to wear them for quite sometime before having to replace them. The MSRP of these sneakers rings up at only $75 which is very reasonable and budget-friendly which draws customers in.

As with most things online these days, however, you can generally find them on sale for much cheaper online. Many customers love the price point and have commented that they have purchased multiple pairs to have some of the different colors that are available.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The outsole of the Fresh Foam Kaymin TRL running shoes has hexagonal designs along the bottoms to help ensure you get a decent amount of traction on a variety of surfaces. They seem to hold quite the grip which is important because you do not want to have to worry about your feet slipping out from underneath you while you are in the middle of your run.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

When you are considering purchasing new shoes you should get something that is going to have a decent amount of flexibility. The flex grooves located on the outsole at the forefront of your feet support the metatarsal movement when you are walking or running in these New Balance shoes. You will have the freedom you want with the protection and support that you need.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The Fresh Foam Kaymin TRL is considered a neutral shoe and as such does not offer any kind of stable features. If you are one of the thousands of runners around the world that has problems with overpronation or supination then there are other options you may want to consider as these will not be comfortable for you to run in.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The drop of your shoes is simply the measurement of the incline from heel to toe. The average drop of many sneakers falls between 8mm and 12mm with the vast majority measuring it at 10mm. The Fresh Foam Kaymin TRL shoes are no different with their 10mm drop. Something to note, according to New Balance, the drop measurements are estimated due to the variances that are created during the manufacturing and development processes.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

-Gore-Tex fabrics to make them waterproof
-NB Response 2.0 performance insert
-Fresh Foam midsole
-Rubber outsole for durability and traction
-Durable synthetic and mesh upper
-No-sew upper to prevent chafing
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Fresh Foam Kaymin TRL is an all-around great pair of shoes for running on a wide variety of surfaces which customers can appreciate. Whether you are running on the roads or hitting the dirt trails these shoes will have you covered. They are available in a plethora of colors and they have a great price point which allows customers to purchase multiple pairs.

Customers love the comfortable and responsive ride they get with these shoes. Many have stated that they would recommend this product to their friends, family, and fellow runners.