Marathon season is upon is, and just about every brand imaginable is gearing up. The NYC Marathon is one of the most iconic races in the world with over 50,000 participants each year. With the MYC Marathon just right around the corner, New Balance is rolling out a limited edition pair of Fresh Foam Zante's to encourage residents and visitors running the big race.
Designed for runners seeking a smooth underfoot feel and a fast feeling transition, New Balance brings this limited edition Fresh Foam to the streets of NYC. The Zante is the latest Fresh Foam shoe from New Balance, with more colorways scheduled to drop in March of 2015. Drawing inspiration from the concrete streets marathon runners call home, New Balance opted for a grey upper, with flame colored accents, and is finished off with a white Fresh Foam midsole. New Balance also added in several nods to the city including the NY Skyline on the sock liner and the NY State Motto, Excelsior, on the tip of the shoe lace. In comparison to previous New Balance NYC Marathon shoes, the Zante Fresh Foam is more toned down in the aesthetics department, but makes up for it with the performance, and technical aspects.
New Balance focused on foot strike with their latest Fresh Foam model, and studied the impact tendencies of runners while moving at a slightly faster, marathon pace. The Zante Fresh Foam was designed to give a more form fitting feel, and provide a more aggressive toe spring then it's Fresh Foam Road and Trail counterparts. New Balance used no-sew overlays and a breathable air mesh upper to keep runners feet cool and dry, and incorporated a bootie construction for more secure, fit that wraps around the foot.
The New Balance Zante Fresh Foam NYC will be available at the New Balance Experience Store located at 150 Fifth Avenue at 20th Street, and is currently available for pre-order at the New Balance online shop.