Designed using data collected from fast-paced runners, New Balance Zante running shoes offer a quick and incredibly smooth transition throughout your gait. It was awarded Competitor magazine’s “2015 Road Shoe of the Year”. Runners will love the wrapped, second-skin feel that provides a snug fit that’s made for speed.
Upper: Breathable upper features a combination of no-sew support and premium breathable mesh for a secure yet flexible and soft fit. Bootie Construction wraps over and around the foot for a snug, sleek feel. Flat laces reduce irritation.
Midsole: Fresh Foam midsole provides continual cushioning no matter where you come down on the shoe for a smooth ride. Toe Spring helps the shoe feel fast, assisting with quick transitions from heel to toe. Removable insole.
Outsole: Lightweight rubber outsole helps provide a smooth ride in a lightweight package, while stabilizing and protecting the foot upon impact.
"The Fresh Foam Zante earned our Road Shoe of the Year award not only because our wear-testers absolutely loved it, but also because it epitomizes the ways running shoes have evolved in the past several years. New materials, new construction techniques and, perhaps most importantly, new ways of thinking have led to lighter, better fitting and functionally enhanced running shoes. In addition to serving as a lightweight, flexible, performance-oriented trainer that offers just enough cushioning for high-mileage training, it’s also chock-full of giddy-up for faster workouts like tempo runs and fartlek sessions. One run in the Zante and you’ll want to ditch the clunky trainers you’ve been running in. The Zante’s raison d’être can be found in a new, lower-to-the-ground iteration of the lightweight Fresh Foam midsole that debuted last year. New Balance used biomechanical data from runners to engineer the foam undercarriage with an optimal balance between cushioning and stability—testers fell in love with the result. The simple but smartly designed upper features two harmoniously integrated airy meshes, a seam-free interior, subtle heat-welded overlays, a lightly padded tongue and a fit-enhancing inner booty that all serve up a comfortable fit and just enough support and structure without inhibiting the ride. And the $100 price tag means it has everything you need and nothing you don’t."