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Appreciated by runners of all levels. The New Balance Fresh Foam X 880v13 meets the needs of both novice and well-practiced runners. Read what makes this running shoe so beloved here.

New Balance has succeeded in releasing a model that both recreational runners and runners at the highest level will enjoy reaching for. The New Balance Fresh Foam X 880 impresses with its comfort and pleasant cushioning. Among others, Paulien Couckuyt, the Belgian record holder in the 400m hurdles and a member of the Belgian Cheetahs, has the Fresh Foam X 880 firmly in her shoe rotation.

“I used to suffer from ailments before, but since I’ve been running with this model from New Balance, that’s a thing of the past. The Fresh Foam X 880 felt really good right away. Not too soft, not too heavy and still sufficiently firm. I mainly wear this shoe for my slightly longer running workouts and during my warming-up,” said the number nine of the Tokyo Olympics.

“Very comfortable and not too soft”

Meanwhile, twelve versions of the New Balance Fresh Foam 880 have already been thanked for services rendered. They recently gave way to a new update. One change that immediately stands out about the Fresh Foam X 880v13 – or 880v13 for short – is the redesigned midsole. The updated Fresh Foam X midsole provides extra softness and cushioning. Advisers Wendy and Kristien were surprised by the comfort of the latest version.

“Very comfortable,” both immediately chimed in. “New Balance did not lie when they said the new version is softer. Too soft it is certainly not. I can name from memory some softer models. The fit is definitely not too narrow and gives enough room to the toes,” Kristien complemented. She also noticed the altered upper . “The upper has been modified so that your foot is again wrapped just a little more comfortably than in previous versions.”

“I had a very stable feeling during my recovery endurance runs and am tremendously satisfied with the grip,” Wendy noted after an initial test. “Even in wet weather with melting snow, I felt safe on the asphalt and the better walkable forest trails. As usual, I end my recovery workouts with a few accelerations. In doing so, the good responsiveness of the shoe stood out. For tempo work, although my personal preference is for slightly lighter models. For my endurance training , I will definitely continue to use it.”

High mileage thanks to more durable outsole

Thanks to the durable(er) NDurance rubber outsole , this shoe can also handle a lot of mileage . This last asset helps make the New Balance Fresh Foam X 880v13 an ideal shoe for the neutral runner looking for a single shoe with which to finish different types of workouts.

Moreover, this model is also available in 2A and 2E versions for runners with narrower or wider feet.