New Balance boasts, and many agree, that the Fresh Foam Vongo is their best lightweight stability trainer to date. This shoe is part of New Balance's stability line up that includes the 940v3, Vazee Prism vs, and the 1260 v2, and it is the first shoe in their Fresh Foam division. This is a perfect shoe for the runner who is looking for a high quality, daily runner, from a trusted American-made brand. This shoe can provide the unique combination of added stability and comfort without adding extra weight. It still can give the runner a very flexible and responsive ride, but you will still get the protection of a solid shoe.
New Balance is known to use real data from runners in order to make adjustments and additions to their shoes to create the best running experience possible. It utilizes the "varus wedge" midsole which means that the inside of the shoe is slightly higher than the outside. This is designed specifically designed in order to correct overpronation and help reduce joint pain. This shoe offers New Balance's signature plush yet firm cushioning that doesn't sacrifice a high level of responsiveness on runs. The shoe is snug, yet breathable, earning this model high marks in the comfort department.
- Bootie-like construction and internal sockliner for extra support
- Low cut heel design
- Varus wedge design of the midsole alleviates hip and knee pain