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Fresh Foam Technology from New Balance Running Shoes

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by Craig Payne, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. Craig Payne

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    They coming thick and fast now! Following on from the "paradigm shift" proposed by Brooks; the springblade and Boost from Adidas; the Hyperfeel & Flyknit from Nike; the high social media attention on the Mizuno Wave Sayonara; the launch of Topoathletic; and the FaasFoam Cushioning Scale from Puma .... have I missed any? ... we now have the launch of the Fresh Foam Technology from New Balance

    According to Sneaker Report, this was announced by New Balance at the Outdoor Retailer tradeshow in Salt Lake City:
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  2. David Wedemeyer

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    If it comes with a pint of "fresh foam" I'm in!
     
  3. These shoes certainly don't look minimalist...they look more maximalist and Hoka-like to me!
     
  4. Craig Payne

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    At most Ultramarathons now, typically around a third of the competitors are running in Hoka's ... who stresses the tissues the most in a race? Who has worked out that maximalism is best for them? ... don't figure that minimalism was going to cure everything - runners are voting with their feet.
     
  5. Simon Bartold just sent me an image of another Hoka-like shoe....the Brooks Transcend....we are now entering the era of the maximalist running shoe!
     
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  7. Dana Roueche

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    Really?
     
  8. Dana Roueche

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    Time to see if the frequency of knee issues increase.
     
  9. Craig Payne

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    The last one I was at, it was >50%.
    Why would it lead to an increase in knee injuries?
     
  10. Craig Payne

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    Here is a write up on this in Running Insight:
     

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  11. Dana Roueche

    Dana Roueche Well-Known Member

    Other self conducted surveys have produced far different results than a third or 50%.

    I didn't say it it would, rather its time to see if it will. The stress from running needs to go somewhere. If it is not the feet and lower legs where it is believed to show when wearing minimal shoes, could that leave the knees and hips?

    So are super bulky shoes the next fad a holy grail for running?

    The shoe companies are just trying to sell shoes and change is good for sales. If someone really wants to travel faster and further under their own power, they should try roller blades or a bicycle. Running is not about putting something on your feet that will give super powers.
     
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    New Balance think:
     
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  13. Dana Roueche

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    The promise of reducing gravity or its effect has been going on for 40 years. The primary difference now is that running shoes cost 4 times as much as they did in the 70's. Will the new, miraculous running shoes allow you to run faster, further, with less injuries? I doubt it. What is the absolute, most incredible, unbelievable, must have running shoe of today will be on the clearance rack for half price in 6 months to make room for the next incredible shoe.

    Over the past 40 yrs and who knows how many models of running shoes I have had the experience of wearing, I can't think of a single pair that I believe actually contributed to improve my performance. I've had shoes that I felt took away but I've never felt running shoes made me a better runner. Instead, I've had shoes that have been too heavy, too stiff, too much cushion, too much heel, were too loose, too tight, whatever. All of which comprised my ability to run my best. I have never felt there was a single pair of shoes that made me a faster runner or enabled me to run longer. Shoes have always been a necessary means of protection that always came with some sort of compromise. On the positive side, I've never had a running injury so I must assume the shoes I have worn at least played a role in my physical health.

    No, the next shoe to hit the market will not have magical powers.
     
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