New Balance Men's Vongo
The New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo delivers a smooth, supportive ride mile after mile. Thoughtful design gives you the ultimate balance of cushioning and support for the runner that needs light stability but still desires a soft, smooth transition. The Vongo also features breathable air mesh material, a molded sockliner, and bootie construction for a slim fit and fast feel. Vongo is one of a new generation of shoes designed to reduce excess inward rolling (pronation) in a less-complex, smoother-running shoe. Its midsole is higher on the arch side than the outside, called a “varus wedge.” This motion-control method has been used in shoes like the Nike Structure to great success. The Vongo is also wide, straight, and flared in the forefoot for support. New Balance stuffed more Fresh Foam into the region under the arch, making the midsole firmer without the abrupt transition you get when joining two materials as in a traditional medial post. Note: The Vongo feels very laterally “released.” That is, you might feel like you are being pushed off the outside of the shoe when just standing in this shoe; but we find this sensation disappears once you start running. • Bootie construction • Breathable mesh upper • Molded sockliner • No-sew material application • Synthetic/mesh upper Offset: 4 mm. Weights: men’s 10.6 oz; women’s 8.8 oz.