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Personal bests are meant to be broken. Break yours with the all-new Fresh Foam Zante. Featuring an impossibly smooth heel-to-toe transition and an explosive toe spring for an overall faster ride, giving you the opportunity to turn personal bests into personal betters.
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Designed from data gathered from fast runners, Fresh Foam Zante has an aggressive toe spring that delivers a quick, incredibly smooth heel to toe transition. Nothing is on the shoe that doesn’t need to be, making it feel like an extension of your foot.

COMPETITOR MAGAZINE’S “2015 Road Shoe of the Year”
TRIATHLETE MAGAZINE’S “Best in Class” award winner
RUNNING NETWORK’S “Best Performance Shoe” Award Winner
  • 6 mm drop: due to variances created during the development and manufacturing processes, all references to 6 mm drop are approximate
  • Molded sockliner
  • No-sew material application
  • Built using data gathered from runners at a fast pace, Fresh Foam Zante offers a quick, incredibly smooth heel to toe transition. So you can feel fast, whatever speed you run. Explore the Collection
    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 the quick transition of the foot from heel to toe

    Lightweight rubber outsole

    One piece outsole helps provide a smooth ride in a lightweight package, while stabilizing and protecting the foot upon impact

    Breathable Upper

    The combination of no-sew support and premium breathable mesh provides a secure, yet flexible and soft fit

    Bootie Construction

    Wraps over and around the foot for a snug, sleek feel

    From Data to Design

    Fresh Foam ZANTE is Born

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    Overall Product Rating

    4.5 / 5
    9 Reviews

    111% of reviewers recommend this product

    1 of 9

    Running Experience Second to None

    8/14/15 by | Oceanside CA

    • Used Product For: 8 or more weeks
    • Miles with Product: 20+ miles
    • Avg Miles Per Week: 20+ miles
    • Primary Activity: Running

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    "I've run half-marathons completely barefoot, so I don't take shoe-wearing lightly. A slight heel injury forced me to look for something with a bit of cushioning, but not so much that I'd completely lose the propriorecption that barefoot running provides. Reading about the FF Zante peaked my interest, so I purchased a pair from my local retailer. My first run was a pleasantly shocking experience. The shoe is undeniably light, quiet, and, comfortable (the EE size option is great, as my foot is wide). The running experience is comfortable, firm, with just the right amount of bounce. The shoe really helps keep forward momentum and encourages a fore- to mid-foot strike. Runs in the Zante are as good an experience as I've ever had in shoes. One downside is the durability of the upper mesh, which is my reason for deducting a star. As experienced by another reviewer, my uppers began to tear at the toe box on both shoes. A bit of glue prevented further tearing, but I hope that NB will figure out a way to improve on the durability of this part of these great shoes. I truly love running in these shoes. And I get compliments on their cool looks too!"

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    2 of 9

    New favorite

    8/13/15 by | SD

    • Used Product For: 4-6 weeks
    • Miles with Product: 20+ miles
    • Avg Miles Per Week: 20+ miles
    • Primary Activity: Running

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    "I was skeptical about the "energy return" but it is noticeable on descents. This is an extremely quiet, easy-rolling shoe that pretty much disappears as you run. It's fairly stiff in the forefoot so you may not get the barefoot kind of workout for your feet if you train in them. For racing, the toespring/forefoot rocker makes up for the lack of flex. NB Zante would be my choice for any race: 5k-marathon at about 21 minutes-3:30. Outsole durability looks like it will be average or better for light weight marathon shoes."

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    3 of 9

    Good running shoe

    8/9/15 by | APO

    • Used Product For: 8 or more weeks
    • Miles with Product: 20+ miles
    • Avg Miles Per Week: 6-10 miles
    • Primary Activity: Running

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    "I enjoyed running in this shoe. I had no issues until a couple of weeks after running in them. They started to tear on the toe box and are still tearing I have put a lot of miles so far on this shoe and haven't had an issue, aside from the tearing. I would recommend this shoe to anyone."

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    4 of 9

    Simply the Best

    8/9/15 by | Davisburg, MI

    • Used Product For: 6-8 weeks
    • Miles with Product: 20+ miles
    • Avg Miles Per Week: 20+ miles
    • Primary Activity: Running

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    "The folks over at New Balance have really outdone themselves this time. This is hands down the best running shoe I have ever had the pleasure of putting my feet into, and I have tried a lot of running shoes. Lightweight, flexible, yet springy and soft... the perfect combination in any shoe. I've tried: Asics, Nike's, a Saucony and a Newton, a Brooks running shoe, and a few other brands, but so far none of them have performed like these baby's have. Been having some bad runs in my new Nike Zoom Elite 8's, so I thought "why not lace up my old trainers and take them for a spin? They still have a few miles left in them." And somehow I was running faster effortlessly, and didn't even notice until I happened to glance at my watch. I'm writing this review mere minutes after the run I just described, and felt I needed to create an account just to share with you my experience with these shoes and how amazing they are, especially considering the good price. I regret ever leaving them in the first place, I had almost forgotten the smooth ride they offered. I'm not sure what they can improve on the Zante, maybe durability, it has pretty good durability but could be better, and maybe make it so it doesn't make a squeaky noise when wearing barefoot (no socks) and running with sweaty feet. Maybe some small improvements to the upper to increase breathability, which is also already pretty good. Can't wait until New Balance makes the v2 of these shoes, if they ever decide to. Please don't stop making the Zante, New Balance."

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    5 of 9

    better thgan nike free flyknit 4.0

    8/2/15 by | Dunedin New Zealand

    • Used Product For: 2-4 weeks
    • Miles with Product: 20+ miles
    • Avg Miles Per Week: 20+ miles
    • Primary Activity: Running

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    "After wearing nike flyknit and frees for 4 years and having blisters continually over this period I was just about to throw running away the nike shoes were the correct size but the sole and toe box seemed to be all wrong puting pressure on small toes why I dont know. Then along came the New Balance Zante that have the same forefoot to heel drop of 6mm same as frees and in the last 3 weeks my blisters have disappeared and times have improved over 10km by 2 minutes A great shoe toe area is superb and rear is snug"

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