New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro v4

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329g (UK 8.5) 

£114.99

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With an inner sock system negating the need for a tongue, these shoes wrap around the foot and feel secure on the go. New Balance’s Fresh Foam midsole is used on its marathon running shoes; it’s built to go the distance, and we felt we could do so in comfort and with ease with the 8mm drop Hierros on our feet. Cushioning is top-drawer, but the response was there when we needed
it, too. In all, these are a very stable pair of shoes with grip to match anything on these pages. They’re a little on the weighty side if that bothers you, but we can’t find much else to nit-pick at. A fine choice for summer running.

Verdict

Locked-down fit and exceptional cushioning.

8/10