Why They're Cool
Every pavement pounder knows the drill: Just when your feet and shoes start feeling like old friends, a variety of joint ailments emerge to tell you your midsoles are fresh out of sproing
. » New Balance rebels against such obsolescence with a proprietary midsole material called Acteva, which uses cells of a more uniform size than those found in standard midsole foam. Whatever the in-shoe juju, the 1023's bounced back longer and felt lighter. » NB designers backed off on the overlaysthose whooshes and swirls pasted atop the meshgiving the forefoot a sense of being in a mere sock, not a shoe.Hmmm . . .
Those designers could delete even more overlaysall they're doing is adding ounces.