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Blaze your own trail in the men’s 978 trail walking shoe. Leading with some of our best trail technology, this adventure companion features a durable nubuck leather upper that forms a protective barrier around your feet, given flexibility by a gusseted tongue that allows for freedom of movement. The lower unit features ABZORB responsive midsole cushioning, a 3/4 Rock Stop plate for added protection against roots and rocks, and a Rollbar posting system to help reduce rear-foot movement. Last but not least, Gore-Tex® material on the upper helps resist water while letting your feet breathe.
Designed for superior support throughout many years of use, the men’s 978 trail walker also features NDurance rubber in the sole for maximum durability in high-wear areas and classic C-Cap midsole support.
Dual-density Collar uses both a softer density foam against the foot for cushioning, and a firmer density foam for support
Gusseted tongue sewn in place to keep debris out for midfoot protection
Nubuck leather upper
Polyurethane insert provides excellent cushioning for all-day comfort
Solid rubber outsole
A superior blend of foam cushioning and compression set, featuring rubber.
Compression-molded EVA for superior midsole cushioning and flexibility.
GORE-TEX® offers waterproof protection and durability.
Rubber compound for maximum durability used in high wear areas.
A posting system designed to reduce rear-foot movement.
Boy was I surprised! I ordered the 978's as a replacement for my worn out 1569's in the 10eeee, the size I've worn for years and years. I took my customary 7 mile walk and my feet hurt . Alas the shoes were apparently too tight. I love New Balance shoes and the whole line preceeding the 1569's. I'm very chagrined to have been thrown off track!!