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!

newbalance7Here I am, in front of the store in my test shoes!


Here is the group before our run.


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?


DJ Fresh Foam


After the run, with my beer!


My running buddy Amy and I


My new shoes!

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