New Balance’s new Boston-themed sneakers are here

The local athletic company is releasing two new pairs to honor the city.

Just in time for the warm weather, local athletic company New Balance is launching two limited edition kicks that are named after the city from which they hail.

The Fresh Foam 1080 Boston and the Fresh Foam Zante V2 Boston will be available for purchase April 1, both online and in select stores.

The Fresh Foam Zante V2 Boston includes a color palette that honors the Boston-area colleges, and the word “Boston” streaming across the shoe’s signature N.

According to a release, the sneaker, “embraces the collegiate heritage that brings creative minds from all over the world to Boston.” Performance-wise, this shoe is built from engineered mesh to maximize breathability, and a toe spring for extra push.


The Fresh Foam 1080 Boston a sleek spin on the classic New Balance running shoe in the most Boston way possible.

The release describes the sneaker as, “paying tribute to the multitude of elements that Bostonians face each year while training.” This is also apparent in the color selection, which blends snowy whites and greys, with chevrons on the outsole that point forward.

The sockliners on both sneakers features the outline of Massachusetts with a heart over Boston. The Fresh Foam 1080 Boston costs $164.95, while the Fresh Foam Zante V2 Boston will retail at $114.95.

For more information, or to purchase the sneaker on April 1, visit New Balance’s website.


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