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Womens New Balance Boracay v3 Review

Womens New Balance Boracay v3
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New Balance is building a dedicated band of followers thanks to the Fresh Foam cushioning system. For some, the Boracay might be too soft, but for others that light forgiving ride allows for pace and comfort for most runs.

Womens New Balance Boracay v3 Review

New Balance is building a dedicated band of followers thanks to the Fresh Foam cushioning system. For some, the Boracay might be too soft, but for others that light forgiving ride allows for pace and comfort for most runs.
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Our verdict

The New Balance Boracay v3 is a fast paced daily trainer in a low offset package. Good for tempo runs and longer races.

  • Positive
  • Fit
  • Breathability
  • Traction
  • Negative
  • Durability
  • Soft around ankles
  • 4mm heel to toe drop

First impressions

The New Balance Fresh Foam Boracay has had adjustments to the midsole and outsole to improve heel-to-toe transition, plus a new synthetic/mesh upper hugs and supports your foot for a plush ride. For a similar experience consider the Brooks Launch 4 Running.

First Impressions? It looks and feels a bit like a racing shoe that will reward you over 10km. But be wary, even with Fresh Foam underneath, of trying anything longer. A shoe for special occasions.

Midsole

A single piece of Fresh Foam provides a soft feel under your feet. Be aware that for some, this can be a little soft, but it is very forgiving and feel like there is plenty of response in terms of energy return. There’s not huge amounts of support in this 4mm heel to toe shoe but the sole is built so there is great traction and flexibility thanks to elongated hexagonal lugs.

Upper

A comfortable, dare we say it, unremarkable fit in that it works well! The New Balance Fresh Foam Boracay features the open mesh cover that gives lightweight breathability. The synthetic overlays deliver a secure fit by wrapping the foot snugly. The traditional sock liner delivers added underfoot cushioning.

Conclusion

If pace is the name of the game for you, but you need a touch of cushioning, well the Boracay is one to consider. It’s very lightweight but forgiving when it comes to providing a bit more comfort at speed. Half marathons and most training on the road will be fine.

How was the New Balance Boracay for you? Let us know, we’d love to report your findings.

Technical info

MIDSOLE Fresh Foam is a midsole compound created from a single piece of foam with updated geometric shapes, providing a cushioned, supportive, and more natural underfoot feel.

OUTSOLE Blown rubber in the forefoot increases cushioning and responsiveness.

UPPER No-sew upper materials with a hexagonal print construction provides a soft, secure wrap.

Open Mesh in the heel provides lightweight structure.

Traditional Sockliner provides additional underfoot cushioning

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Shoe details

Gender Womens
Year 2017
Season Spring/Summer
Current model
Release date 2017
MSRP $130.00
Heal Drop 4mm
Weight 7.9oz. / 224 g

Suitabilty

Shoe Type
Neutral
Surfaces
Road
Light Trail
Weight
Light
Regular
Heavy