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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

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Upper


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

Midsole


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

Outsole


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

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The Fresh Foam movement

The Fresh Foam movement

How would you describe the feeling of Fresh Foam? Runners around the world are letting us know and spreading the word—and they’re just getting started. See what they’re saying in our survey. Then step into their shoes.

See what runners around the world are saying.

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Where Fresh Foam Is Running

Ways Fresh Foam runners refuel

The Diverse Types of
Fresh Foam Workouts

The beat of Fresh Foam.

Here’s what runners are rocking out to:

WHEN FRESH FOAM RUNNERS LIKE TO RUN

Taking Fresh Foam beyond the run:

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Want to know the
science behind Fresh Foam?

Check out our Runnovation Lab and take a deeper dive.

Fresh Foam Fiestas

Fresh Foam celebrations are happening all over.
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ESPN’s “Playing with Fresh Foam”

Training is hard, but Fresh Foam is soft—unabashedly so. Watch ESPN’s Kenny Mayne get together with Team NB’s Jenny Simpson and Dustin Pedroia for a day of off-season training. Hilarity ensues when they switch sports and step into new shoes.

First impressions

We surprised runners across the country and collected feedback. Their responses were equally as surprising.

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