New Balance Fresh Foam Launch Party & Review

Earlier this month, New Balance launched their newest shoe, the Fresh Foam 980.  As part of the launch, the company hosted parties in a few cities around the country for runners to try out the shoes.  Atlanta’s was postponed due to our crazy, icy, weather–so we had ours this past Thursday.  It was a ton of fun!

New Balance brought trial shoes for everyone, as well as t-shirts, beer, and of course, DJ Fresh Foam.  All the run groups that meet at Big Peach showed up for the event, it was a pretty big party!

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Here is the group before our run.

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Test Shoes!

We did an easy  3 mile run in the shoes, and within the first minute I was in love.  The shoes are cushy but still responsive, and they fit so well!  I really felt like they supported me so much.  They have the same heel-drop as my current shoes (4MM) so I felt that it wasn’t a huge change for my stride  However, the past few weeks I’ve been achy after long runs, and I felt that these provided enough cushion that I would likely feel better after long runs.

After the run, there was food and beer and music from the DJ.  We hung out and I ended up buying a pair of the shoes.  They are going to be my long run shoes!

Have you tried the Fresh Foam 980? What did you think?

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DJ Fresh Foam

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After the run, with my beer!

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My running buddy Amy and I

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My new shoes!

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Jess

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