KNOW YOUR TECH breaks down the scientific technology used in your favorite sneakers and activewear. Let’s demystify your next purchase: today’s technology is New Balance Fantom Fit. This upper construction offers high levels breathability and support while maintaining a light weight. Featured in the recently reviewed New Balance 1080v3, Fantom Fit technology lives up to its name with lightweight functionality.

What is it? A skeletally engineered upper which is created by fusing a lightweight synthetic performance mesh with a thicker, supportive synthetic layer. The no-sew process involves placing support in target areas while keeping an overall lightweight and breathable feel.

How does it work? Fantom Fit is designed to function much like it sounds: the construction is so lightweight and minimal that it's hard to tell you're wearing sneakers, but at the same time it delivers enough support to keep wearers protected and efficient during runs. The result is an incredibly lightweight package that forms to the wearers foot thanks to supportive overlays in key areas.

Notable products: Minimus Hi Rez, 1080v3

Bottom line: Bulky uppers are a thing of the past; go lightweight with technology like New Balance Fantom Fit.

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