New Balance is in the process of evolving its companies’ signature brand of making comfortable running shoes, for which they have updated their entire line. The new Vazee Pace takes the place of the old 890 model, and runners have found that this shoe features some much-welcomed updates that both experienced runners and casual athletes can appreciate. New Balance is stepping up their game with new features to the Pace, such as a more secure and supportive midfoot and a wider, roomy toe box. The curve of the Vazee Pace’s sole helps the foot roll naturally with each step, which encourages the runner’s natural gait. Surrounded by plenty of hype, the Vazee Pace was awarded “Best Debut” from Runner’s World, and the slogan attached to the Pace, “unleash your fast,” seems to live up to the hype.
With its efficient midsole, well-crafted outsole, and comfortable upper, the New Balance Vazee Pace is a running shoe built for high-mileage training and ultra-long runs, all delivered in a lightweight package. Its responsive REVlite midsole provides powerful takeoffs while also remaining taut and firm. Built for speed, the Vazee Pace features improved arch support with a modification to the medial side, which will be noticed by neutral runners during long runs. The upper hugs the foot and keeps it firmly in place after lace-up, with a lockdown feel that never squeezes the foot uncomfortably. Lightweight, built for speed and made to take on many miles, the New Balance Vazee Pace is a reintroduction, reinvention, and return to the great elements that made New Balance one of the tops running shoe companies in the world.
Another great upgrade in the upper is its expanded toe box, which helps runners endure the varying impact of each stride perfectly. These components are all held together through solid welded synthetic overlays. Practically all types of runners will feel adequate support in the rear section of the upper thanks to the deconstructed heel counter. This counter is somewhat pliable, which helps provide a strong wraparound fit and greater overall comfort. Running without the need of socks is up to the runner for a change, thanks to the irritation-free interior construction and seamless upper. New Balance added a traditional sock liner for enhanced comfort and cushioning, topped off with flat laces to give runners the fit they have always enjoyed in a lightweight trainer.
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•Bootie construction with fabric lining
•No-sew material application for increased responsiveness and a glove-like fit
•REVlite midsole foam provides durability and a natural ride
•Woven synthetic/mesh upper with seamless construction provides skin-friendly protection and breathability
•Firm heel-to-midfoot EVA midsole