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The New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v5 running shoes are a cautious New Balance venture in running shoes with a slightly softer sole. They have not gone as far as another well-known shoe company went some time ago with gel soles and air cushioning, which is just as well. That crazy marketing idea resulted in too many sprained and torn ankles (and probably worse), due to a complete lack of proprioceptive feedback (i.e., you could not feel the ground). The New Balance 1080v5 shoes with their, "Fresh Foam" technology have just enough cushioning at the heel to remove that pounding heel strike shock you get when running on hard surfaces while leaving your feet fully aware of the surface you are running on.

New Pair, New Balance 1080v5 Caffin

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