Introducing Fresh Foam

Can a running shoe be both plush and high-performance? The Fresh Foam 980 is a neutral cushioning shoe, unlike anything you've ever stepped into before. It's a new technology that combines a more natural drop with a plush ride. Intelligent design just got smarter.

Explore the science of soft



Learn more about Fresh Foam's streamlined upper from Claire
Wood, New Balance's senior footwear product manager.


Discover how our work in 3D Printing led to the design of
Fresh Foam, helping contribute to its plush feel.


For Chris Wawrousek, lead designer at New Balance,
creating Fresh Foam's outsole all starts with the software.

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