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's Phantom Liner. Designed to provide a lightweight, seamless fit, this tech is used on NB running and walking models to provide close-to-the-foot comfort without adding unneeded bulk.

What is it? New Balance Phantom Liner is an internal liner that is engineered with a unique technique that blends unnoticeable seams and seamless panels for comfort. This helps to provide a smooth, continuous surface and prevent irritations and blisters.

How does it work? While sneakers with seams and cut edges have a tendency to create pressure points that can eventually dig into the skin and cause irritation. With New Balance Phantom Liner, the pressure is distributed evenly and safely.

Notable products: New Balance 609, New Balance 769New Balance 928, New Balance 847

Bottom line: Blisters, chafing, and other irritations are common for athletes, but sneakers equipped with New Balance Phantom Liner tech help to fight against these potential problems while delivering lightweight comfort. 

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