Feel the science of soft with Fresh Foam, an innovative midsole created from a single piece of foam that provides a lower, more natural underfoot feel. Developed using specialized design software, this lightweight women's running shoe also features breathable air mesh and simple no-sew overlays that wrap the foot in the right places. A full-ground-contact, blown rubber outsole complements the shoe's cushioning and delivers a smooth ride. The New Balance Fresh Foam 980: incredibly soft yet stable.
Awarded “Best Ride” in the Competitor Magazine Spring Shoe Guide (March 2014)
Awarded “Best Neutral Running Shoe” by Running Network (March 2014)
Featured in Prevention Magazine's "2014 Awards, Sneaker Buying Guide" (April 2014)
4mm drop: due to variances created during the development and manufacturing processes, all references to 4mm drop are approximate
Blown rubber outsole
Breathable air mesh upper
No-sew material application