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Womens New Balance Fresh Foam 980 Running Shoe

Women's New Balance Fresh Foam 980

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Reg: $109.95
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Women's NEW BALANCE® FRESH FOAM 980 :: You're gonna be psyched on this brand new New Balance® running shoe that offers natural running with unnaturally good cushioning, the Women's Fresh Foam 980. Experience that full-ground contact you crave with this shoe's 4mm heel drop, while running protected in the soft, supportive foam that provides you with cushioning equal to, or better than, that of premium neutral category shoes. Your feet will also be held securely and comfortably in place compliments of the Fresh Foam's no-sew upper, and you can count on these babies to last you for the long-haul thanks to their excellent durability. 7.2 ounces

Category Type:

PERFORMANCE NEUTRAL [?]
If you're a runner with high arches and you love to race or train fast, Performance Neutral shoes are right for you. Enjoy a lightweight, low-to-the-ground design that's perfect for picking up speed. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

Features & Benefits:

  • Fresh Foam midsole: Performance midsole compound that delivers soft plush cushioning to runners that want a lower, more natural underfoot feel
  • Breathable, no-sew upper
  • Blown rubber outsole: Added durability
  • Softwear assist design
  • NBW2687
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Womens New Balance Fresh Foam 980 Running Shoe
 
4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (4)
  • Cushions impact (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Breathable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Sizing:
        • Feels full size too small

           

          Feels half size too small

           

          Feels true to size

           

          80% 

          (4 reviews)

          Feels half size too big

           

          Feels full size too big

           
        • Width:
        • Feels too narrow

           

          Feels true to width

           

          100% 

          (5 reviews)

          Feels too wide

           
        • Arch Type:
        • Low arch (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

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      4.0

      super comfortable

      By ronda

      from Phx az

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight
      • Very Squishy Insert

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Walking

        Comments about Womens New Balance Fresh Foam 980 Running Shoe:

        I walk a mail route of about 7 miles a day..shoes are very soft at first but only have had them for 3 weeks just hope they dont wear out to fast.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Interesting new shoe but not perfect

        By Jane Bond

        from Guilford, CT

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Poor Arch Support
        • Poor Traction

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Womens New Balance Fresh Foam 980 Running Shoe:

        I am trying these as a slightly more cushioned alternative to the NB 1400. RRS experts recommended them. They're good shoes but have several surprising features. The cushioning is very hard, not soft. The sole is one piece, so there's no flexibility in the arch or any area. The heel cushioning is much more than elsewhere on the shoe and kind of encourages (weights one back to) heel striking. As another reviewer said, there is little arch support but these shoes are recommended for neutral (and other) runners. The shoes do not grip wet surfaces well. And they seem pretty heavy (especially on hills and fast runs); they're "only" 2 oz more than my 1400 but make a noticeable difference. Anyway, I'll stick with them for long, slow plodding runs, but will likely go back to the 1400s for faster runs (and the 1600s for racing short races).

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        On the fence

        By Atlmama

        from Atlanta

        About Me Gym Rat

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Lightweight
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

        • Poor Traction

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Womens New Balance Fresh Foam 980 Running Shoe:

        This shoe provides great streamlined cushioning with a light breathable upper. My main issue is the traction. In the gym, this shoe slides too easily and throws me off balance. On the road, it doesn't provide enough grip when running in damp conditions. I think this pair will be going back.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too big
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Low Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        SOOOO comfy

        By ERG

        from East Coast

        About Me Gym Rat

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Poor Arch Support

        Best Uses

        • Gym

        Comments about Womens New Balance Fresh Foam 980 Running Shoe:

        Love this shoe. It it so comfortable, I just wish it had a little bit more arch support. I have a very high arch.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Low Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        VERY CUSHIONED BUT STABLE

        By DR RAC

        from Long island NY

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Arch Support
        • Good Traction
        • Great with Jeans
        • Lightweight
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Womens New Balance Fresh Foam 980 Running Shoe:

            A very stable shoe. The tongue has two different density components which can cause a blister. The shoe moves well and shows good fit and the upper conforms well to your foot.

            An updated version of the old fashioned original running shoes of old. The computer generated sole works well and reminds me of the original shoes from 40 years ago, but improved

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Low Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            Women's New Balance FreshFoam 980 Video Description:

            You have to see the Women's New Balance FreshFoam 980 in action! Watch the video, and take advantage of Laura's expert knowledge as she shows you everything you need to know about the Women's New Balance FreshFoam 980, including how you'll love the no sew upper, the full contact you'll get with the blown rubber outsole, the super cushioned FreshFoam midsole and the barefoot-like 4mm heel to toe drop..

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