Mens New Balance Fresh Foam 980 Trail Trail Running Shoe

Men's New Balance Fresh Foam 980 Trail

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Men's NEW BALANCE® FRESH FOAM 980 TRAIL :: Take to the trails traveling in the shoe that offers natural running with unnaturally good cushioning and trail protection, the Men's New Balance® Fresh Foam 980 Trail. 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 be protected from nasty trail elements with the Debris Free Gusset tongue and closed mesh, and you're sure to get plenty of traction and durability from the Fresh Foam 980 Trail running shoe compliments of its data driven full-ground contact outsole.10.3 ounces

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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: Remarkable comfort and a more natural underfoot feel
  • No-Sew Material Application: Less Irritation
  • Synthetic/Mesh Upper
  • Aggressive Lugged Outsole: Multi-directional lugs for better traction
  • Heel-To-Toe Drop: 4mm
  • PL-4 Last
  • NBW2903
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4.0

Off to a good start

By Eric

from Midland, Texas

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Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Stable In Rough Terrain
  • Strikingly Good Looks

Cons

  • very snug fit

Best Uses

  • Streets
  • Trails

I'm an aging, low mileage, light weight runner with chronic plantar fasciitis in one foot, and most of my runs are done on about 50% hard-packed or rocky trails and 50% asphalt. Given this context, this shoe works very well for me. It's stable on uneven ground and hasn't contributed to any joint pain that I can discern. Note that it's sized small; I went up the recommended half size over normal and it was still snug, especially in the toe box. However, since I run in orthotics, I simply removed the insole, put in a thinner one and pulled out the thin socks, and have found the shoe to be quite comfortable. One of the things I demand in a trail shoe is that it not pick up gravel so that I don't have to worry about scratching wood flooring when I get home, and this sole design is perfect in that respect. I've had the shoes only a few weeks so it's too early to tell about durability, but it's a great looking shoe that makes me look faster than I am!

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5.0

A quality trail shoe for wide feet

By Dave

from Livermore, ca

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Pros

  • Cushion
  • Grippy
  • Stable

Cons

  • Short toe box

Best Uses

  • Rough terrain
  • Trails
  • Train

I have been using various road shoes to tun trails over the past 20 years because I could not find a quality train shoe that ran and weight like a road shoe plus was aggressive and tough,crib ally it had to come in a 4e. This shoe is all that and more.
Fit- heal is firm and holds my foot like a glove, lacing system is very adjustable with additional eyelets, the foam molded soul is stellar and feels like it is holding my foot, toe box is wide enough for my foot. No hot spots or creases to cause blisters. I may have to go up a 1/2 size to accommodate my big toe.
Ride- the soul pattern is "grippy" on every terrain. I run mountainous trails and single track, often following cow paths. Gravel, rock, dirt, shale, off camber and steep ups and downs. The tread design on these shoes are genus! The patterns under the forefoot digs in going up and the heal acts like a brake going down. There was almost no side roll, it is almost too grippy.
Longevity- I have only logged about a 100 miles in them but a few runs have been 12 & 15 miles. My feet did not get tired, sore and I did not feel any of the pressure points I would get with my road shoes. My feet felt better than ever! If I can get 300-400 out of them I will be stoked!
Be aware that the heel drop is 4mm. I was running in 8mm before and it took a 1/2 runs for my legs to adjust.
If you are a trail runner looking for a wide fit. Give it a try!

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