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New Balance Fresh Foam 1080

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Introducing the New Balance Fresh Foam 1080

Designed directly from data of runners like you.

 

New Balance used data from athletes that run at an average pace to create the new Fresh Foam 1080 shoe. The pinnacle in New Balance cushioning, the Fresh Foam 1080 has been re-designed from the bottom up with enhaced cushioning and flexibility so you can run your best in comfort and style.

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Features:

    • New Balance’s most intelligent cushioning ever, designed using biomechanical data from runners.
    • Strategically-patterned mesh that helps provide both structure and flexibility when and where you need it.

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  • Data-designed flex grooves that qork together with a unique Fresh Foam midsole pattern to help you move freely on your run.
  • A breathable and anti-microbial Ortholite® foam insert that offers long-term comfort.
  • An 8 mm drop (approximate).
  • New Balance Fresh Foam 1080 - M1080GG6Bootie construction for a perfect fit.

 

 

What are you waiting for? Come try them on for yourself at our Norwalk, CT store or order your own New Balance Fresh Foam 1080 at TheShoeMart.com!

 

 

 

 
See our full selection of New Balance shoes here!

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Save Big on Our New Balance Shoes

New Balance Shoes

Select styles of our New Balance shoes are now 40% off.  New Balance running shoes are durable, practical, and with prices this low you can’t lose! We have over 250 New Balance shoes currently on sale, so we can’t blame you if you don’t know where to start. Here are our top picks.

Men’s New Balance Shoes on Sale

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The New Balance MC1296 is the ultimate tennis sneaker for men. The S-Curve stability system is designed to provide optimal lateral forefoot, midfoot, and medial heel support for all your cutting movements and pivots. A forefoot cage made with the superior durability of New Balance’s Ndurance rubber compound and a long wearing drag-tip will hold up to your best performance.  Twenty-four percent lighter than standard New Balance foam, ACTEVA™ LITE compression molded foam keeps you comfortable without weighing you down.

Regular Price:  $129.95| Sale Price: $77.97 Save 40%

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The Mens Vazee Rush is a neutral cushioning New Balance running shoe that delivers everything you need–and nothing you don’t. A REVLite midsole offers lightweight, responsive cushioning while the deconstructed heel provides flexible support so you can take your competitive nature toa whole new level. The quick heel-to-toe transition and sleek no-sew construction help make this shoe (and you) a real winner.

Regular Price:  $89.95 | Sale Price: $53.97 Save 40%

 

 

Women’s New Balance Shoes on Sale

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The New Balance Fresh Foam Boracay is a running shoe for women with a special blown rubber outsole for lightweight comfort and a responsive running experience on any terrain. The innovative Fresh Foam midsole creates a luxuriously comfortable ride that still feels natural underfoot. Now 50% off in 3 colors, this is a great choicein the neutral cushioning category.

Regular Price:  $109.95 | Sale Price: $54.95 Save 50%

 

1D_W1010PW  

The New Balance Minimus W1010 is designed for runners looking to enter the wonderful world of minimal running and performance. A 4 mm drop and slightly more cushioning than the traditional barefoot shoe offers a great balance between responsiveness and cushioning. The Purple-White and Black-Pink colorways are 40% off, and all other colors are currently on sale for 35% off. If you’d like to begin transitioning into a more minimal running style, this is a great place to start–you’re sure to find something you like!

Regular Price:  $109.95 | Sale Price: $65.97 Save 40%*

*for W1010PW and W1010BP

Best Shoes for College – Men

Entering college often signifies a new stage in your life–and the perfect time to update your wardrobe.  As you grow and learn, your style should also reflect that growth.  Plus, moving from class to class and around campus means you’re spending a lot of time on your feet.  We’ve made a list of some of our favorite shoes for college and university life below.

Chukka / Desert Boots

Add a little class to your casual look. Chukka and Desert boots are laid back and comfortable, but look much nicer than your tennis shoes.  A traditional chukka boot has a crepe sole and two eyelets, but plenty of variations exist. Try a pair from Clarks, Timberland, or Johnston & Murphy.

Dress Shoes

Bruno Magli Shoes

Whatever your price range, it’s important to have a well-maintained pair of dress shoes.  These will come in handy for presentations, interviews, scholarship banquets, and other formal events. A go-to staple is a plain-toe, black balmoral (click here to learn about the difference between a blucher and a balmoral/oxford), which will work at almost every formal event.  A straight tip (cap toe) shoe is a slightly less formal option that is still commonly accepted, but brogues and wing designs are seen as informal. If you already have a staple formal pair, you can feel free to experiment with bluchers, brogues, toe styles and leathers. Try a pair from Johnston & Murphy, Florsheim, Cole Haan, or Bruno Magli.

 Athletic

New Balance Shoes

From division teams to sports clubs to recreation centers to hiking trips, there are plenty of ways to stay active in college. Whether you’re running, training, lifting, or  we have you covered with athletic shoes from New Balance, Reebok CrossFit, Inov-8, Merrell,Vibram FiveFingers, Ecco and more!

Waterproof / Hiking

Merrell Moab Hiking Shoes

Being out on your own in a new place may be a little scary, but it also comes with plenty of opportunities for new experiences. Always be ready for whatever adventure comes your way–or just for inclement weather with hiking shoes and waterproof boots from MerrellTimberland, and Kamik.

Sandals

Timberland SandalsNaot Sandals

On the opposite end of the spectrum, we have shoes for warm weather.  Depending on where you attend college (and if your dorm room has a/c), the first and last few months of your first year can get really hot. Remember that if you’re walking between classes, you’ll need more support. Save your flimsy flip flops for the shower–sandals from Vionic, Olukai, Timberland, Naot, Chaco, and Sperry Topsider are comfortable enough for all-day wear.

Best College Shoes – Women

Entering college often signifies a new stage in your life–a perfect time to update your wardrobe.  As you grow and learn, your style should reflect that growth.  We’ve made a list of some of our favorite shoes for college and university life below.

Comfy Flats

Cole Haan Shoes - Ballet FlatsSoftSpots FlatsTimberland Shoes - FlatsCole Haan Shoes - Ballet Flats

Comfortable flats from Cole Haan, Timberland, and Softspots are perfect for when sneakers or other casual shoes just won’t do. Wear them to class with skirts and dresses (easy to throw on!) or slip them on with your business casual wear for all-day events.

Practical Heels

Rockport Shoes - HeelsCole Haan Shoes - Heels

Cole Haan Shoes - HeelsSoftSpots Shoes - Heels

Times are changing, and now you are more likely to receive an interview for a job or internship while still in college.  While flats are acceptable in interviews, closed-toe dress heels are more traditional.  Comfortable heels not only feel great, but also make you look more practical.  Try a pair from Rockport, SoftSpots, or Cole Haan (45 or 65 series for lower heel height).

 Supportive Sandals

Naot SandalsOlukai Sandals

Vionic SandalsSoftSpots Sandals

Your summer wear doesn’t have to be restricted to flip-flops.  Rock a more mature look that also helps keep your feet comfortable as you run from class to class with cork-bed or leather sandals from Naot, Olukai, Vionic, or Softspots.

Slip-on Casual

Sperry Topsider Classics - Sperry CVOsCole Haan LTE Shoes

Lace-Ups are comfy, but slip-ons like moccs, loafers, and boat shoes are easy to slide on and off–perfect for those mornings when you don’t really want to get out of bed. Make getting to class on time easy by leaving a pair near your door. Our favorites? Minnetonka Kilty, Sperry Top-Sider classics, and Cole Haan LTE styles.

 Weather & WP Boots

Timberland Tall BootsKamik Boots

Cole Haan BootsSperry Topsider Waterproof Boots

Wet, cold, and crazy weather happens–and it doesn’t always result in canceled classes. Be prepared for whatever with Waterproof Boots from Kamik, Timberland, Sperry, Cole Haan, and Sorel (Coming Soon).

Athletic

New Balance SneakersReebok CrossFit Shoes

inov-8 shoes FastLift Hybrid Lifting ShoeNew Balance Hiking Shoes

From division teams to sports clubs to recreation centers to hiking trips, there are plenty of ways to stay active in college. Whether you’re running, training, lifting, or hiking we have you covered with athletic shoes from New Balance, Reebok CrossFit, Inov-8, Merrell, Vibram FiveFingers, Ecco and more!

Post WOD Recovery

Post-WOD

You work hard, and your feet work hard too. After intense exercice, you have to allow time for your body to recover. The sport of fitness involves repetitive impact and ground contact for your feet. Taking care of your feet and allowing them to recover after a WOD feels great–and can help to avoid injury. Here’s 3 ways to treat your feet:

1. Keep Them Clean and Dry – Your feet will certainly work up a sweat during your WOD, but warm, wet spaces are breeding grounds for harmful bacteria and fungus. Wash up as soon after your workout as possible, and slip your feet into a fresh, dry pair of socks. If your feet are very prone to sweating or overheating, you may find a foot deodorizer / antiperspirant helpful. Synthetic socks wick moisture away better than cotton, so select the right pair for both before and after exercising.

2. Stretch Them – Keep your feet strong and flexible by stretching them post-WOD. We have pinned some exercises for stronger feet on our Pinterest board, For The Minimalist. You should also be sure to put your feet up every once in a while to improve circulation.

Pamper Them – A pedicurist or proper at-home pedicure can keep the feet healthy. Trim your toenails straight across to avoid ingrown nails or painful impact. Soaking feet in epsom salt or ice water may help to reduce swelling and soothe aching muscles.

Most importantly, if you feel like you have a foot injury coming on, be sure to take care of it as soon as possible. Untreated injuries can lead to debilitation of the foot, hindering or halting your fitness progress. You can read more about common athletic injuries on last week’s blog.

Here are some of our favorite fitness shoes for working out and keeping in shape!