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Fall 2008 Hot Sheet: New Balance Footwear

March 31st 2008

Boston, MA -

RUNNING

1224 — Premium stability running shoe; COCONA™ PHANTOM LINER™ rapidly wicks moisture, enhances breathability, absorbs odors and reduces abrasion and discomfort — first running shoe ever to utilize COCONA™ Natural Technology; ABZORB® full length midsole compound along with ABZORB® DTS in the heel provide superior comfort and cushioning; ABZORB® SBS cushioning in the forefoot for shock absorption; TS2® medial post and Extended Web™ for runners with moderate to high stability needs; Ndurance® outsole for durability in high wear areas; NLOCK® integrated lacing system for optimal fit, support and security; Ortholite® insert; Sure-Lace™; 360° reflectivity; 9/08; MSRP: $139.95

859 — High stability running shoe with a smooth and cushioned ride; ABZORB® SBS cushioning in the heel and forefoot for shock absorption; TS2® medial post and Extended Web™ for moderate to high stability; Ndurance® outsole for durability in high wear areas; LIGHTNING DRY® lining keeps feet dry; PHANTOM LINER™ reduces abrasion and discomfort; Ortholite® insert; SURE LACE™; 360° reflectivity; 8/08; MSRP: $99.95

805 — Minimalistic running shoe designed for the athlete in training; breathable air mesh upper; ACTEVA™ midsole for lightweight support; ABZORB® cushioning in the forefoot for shock absorption; LIGHTNING DRY® lining to keep feet dry; Ndurance® outsole heel and tip for durability in high wear areas; LOCKDOWN LINER® for secure custom fit; molded EVA® insert; 6/08; MSRP: $84.95

800 — A high mileage trainer designed for mid-foot strike runners; ACTEVA™ ULTRA LITE midsole with optimal compression set properties; mid-foot-specific crash pad area specifically tuned for the mid-foot striker; ABZORB® cushioning for shock absorption; low heel/forefoot ratio; Ndurance® outsole for durability in high wear areas; NLOCK® integrated lacing system for optimal fit, support and security; LIGHTNING DRY® lining to keep feet dry; PHANTOM LINER™ reduces abrasion and discomfort; SURE LACE™; Ortholite® insert; 360° reflectivity; 8/08; MSRP: $109.95

OUTDOOR

Trail Running

840 — An extremely durable and versatile shoe for extreme terrain runners; Ndurance® heel for durability; Solid and sticky rubber outsole for medial and lateral support and durability; C-CAP® midsole for cushioning and flexibility; ABZORB® in the heel and forefoot for cushioning; NLOCK® for midfoot structure and enhanced support; PHANTOM LINER™ to reduce irritations and abrasions; synthetic/mesh upper for lightweight support and breathability; 7/08; MSRP: $79.95

700 — A casual, classic lifestyle inspired trail shoe; Ndurance® outsole for durability; Sticky rubber outsole for medial and lateral support; C-CAP® midsole for cushioning and flexibility; recycled polyester in the lining, mesh, laces, last board and webbing; leather/mesh uppers are lightweight, breathable and are made with new reduced solvent technologies in factories with superior environmental management; synthetic/mesh uppers are lightweight, supportive; 7/08; MSRP: $74.95 synthetic, $84.95 leather

Hiking

1500 — Stable and durable hiking boot built for multi-day hiking trips and traveling with a pack; GORE-TEX® lining provides waterproof, breathable protection yet; monogusset tongue to reduce irritation and keep debris out; lace locking hardware for a sturdy fit; Vibram® Trek Rubber Outsole for maximum surface contact and multi-directional traction; PU midsole for superior cushioning and durability; Leather upper provides natural comfort, durability and breathability; Ortholite® insert; 7/08; MSRP: $164.95

1201 — Flexible and breathable, lightweight boot; GORE-TEX® XCR® lining provides breathable waterproof protection; suede and mesh upper for lightweight comfort; ¾ ROCK STOP™ from midfoot to forefoot to provide stability and protection from rocks and debris; Vibram® Trek Rubber Outsole for maximum surface contact and multi-directional traction; 7/08; MSRP: $139.95

Country Walking

645 — Breathable and cushioned walker for outdoor and casual use; ABZORB® in the heel and forefoot for optimal shock absorption; suede/mesh upper provides lightweight breathable comfort; Stability Web® for lightweight midsole support; C-CAP® midsole for added cushioning and flexibility; solid rubber outsole for medial and lateral support and durability; 7/08; MSRP: $69.95

WALKING

845 — The ultimate stability walking shoe; ABZORB® full length midsole for excellent cushioning; WALKING STRIKE PATH® outsole stabilizes the foot through the walking gait cycle; ROLLBAR® to maximize stability and provide motion control; synthetic/mesh upper for a breathable and secure fit; non-slip rubber outsole; ABZORB® Insert; ABZORB® Strobel Board for added cushioning; 8/08; MSRP: $110.00

TRAINING

825 — A cushioned, lightweight trainer with superior upper support; ABZORB® EX in the heel for shock absorption; C-CAP® midsole for cushioning and flexibility; mesh upper for breathable support; 7/08; MSRP: $84.95

780 — Lightweight trainer for diverse workouts; Lateral ABZORB® EX in the heel for optimal cushioning, comfort and stability; NLOCK® for upper midfoot structure and enhanced support; synthetic/mesh upper for lightweight support; 7/08; MSRP: $75.00

NB ZIP™

1306 — Running shoe featuring full length NB ZIP™; responsive cushioning technology for full length shock-absorbing power; ACTEVA LITE® for lightweight, midsole cushioning; Ndurance® outsole for durability in high wear areas; EVA® strobel board for stability; BIOCOOL® engineered mesh for seamless comfort and temperature control; Abzorb® Insert; 7/15/08; MSRP: $110.00

8509 — An innovative running shoe built for the competitive athlete; NB ZIP™ in the heel for cushioning and shock absorption; ABZORB® SBS in the forefoot for added shock-absorption; C-CAP® midsole provides cushioning and flexibility; Ndurance® outsole provides durability in high wear areas; full EVA® strobel board for stability; ABZORB® Insert; 7/15/08; MSRP: $90.00

ACTIVE LIFESTYLE

800 — A fashionable slip-on with feminine detailing, soft nubuck leather and a memory foam insert; ACTEVA® midsole for cushioning; full length Ndurance® outsole for optimal durability; ROCK STOP™ for protection from rocks and debris; AT® TREAD; leather/mesh upper; 7/08; MSRP: $84.95

KIDS

574 — Sesame Street co-branded collection combines three Sesame Street characters, Elmo, Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch, with the New Balance 574 classic running shoe; leather upper for comfort, durability and breathability; EVA in the midsole and heel for additional cushioning; solid rubber outsole for support and durability; 7/08; MSRP: $59.95 grade; $47.95 preschool; $37.95 infant

685 — A technical, hybrid running shoe with fashionable detailing that comes in lace-up and alternative closure styles; ABZORB® technology for cushioning; leather/mesh upper for breathable, lightweight comfort; C-CAP® midsole for durability; hook and loop closure on KV styles provide an adjustable, custom fit; 7/08; MSRP: $44.95 grade; $42.95 preschool; $32.95 infant

** All New Balance shoes are available in multiple widths and sizes. **

About New Balance:

New Balance, headquartered in Boston, MA has the following mission: Demonstrating responsible leadership, we build global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host. New Balance employs more than 4000 people around the globe, and in 2007 reported worldwide sales of $1.63 billion. For more information please visit http://www.newbalance.com.

Contacts:

Kristen Sullivan, New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.
617/746-2421, kristen.sullivan@newbalance.com

Jennifer Hamel; New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.
617/746-2435, jennifer.hamel@newbalance.com