New Balance Zante v2 running shoes return with a new upper that provides a snug, sock-like fit. They are engineered for 360° comfort with flexible cushion and smooth transitions. Neutral runners will feel fast and agile.
Upper: No-sew material application offers enhanced comfort, light support and flexibility. Flat laces reduce irritation. Mesh provides breathable flexibility.
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.
"When the Zante came out last year, we loved its light, fast ride and the way the shoe seemed to bring out the best in New Balance’s Fresh Foam, finding the sweet spot between cushioning and responsiveness. Many testers, however, had trouble with the fit, which hugged the arch tightly. In v2, New Balance opened up the fit around the arch and extended the midfoot saddle farther forward. Most testers approved, particularly those with narrow feet. Other changes in v2: The forefoot is more cushioned, and the outsole has thicker rubber with tiny cuts to improve flexibility. While it’s a bit more shoe, testers found the new version to be an accessibly priced and comfortable trainer.”