The stable New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo is the first member of the Fresh Foam family intended for those runners looking for pronation support keeping the usual 4 mm drop. Definitely a good alternative to a more traditional shoes from the american brand like the interesting 860 v6 or the premium 1260 v5.
Upper in Fresh Foam Vongo follows bootie construction trend for plush comfort and engineered piece provide a secure midfoot wrap with a similar modern look already seen in Fresh Foam Zante v2. Typical N logo and vertical strip in the heel are the biggest reflective elements in order to increase visibility under poor light conditions. Decoupled fused overlays in the forefoot provide an improved fit while featuring more flexibility for fluid transition.
Pronation control in Fresh Foam Vongo is not based on medial post as more traditional running shoes but on different geometry and density of Fresh Foam in midsole in a similar way Adidas does it in popular Ultra Boost ST. In addition, midsole is higher than average under the arch to provide some extra stability. Outsole design reminds Fresh Foam Boracay v2's one with different size elements depending on the area for smooth transition and is divided into two pieces by a central groove in the shoe extending from the heel to the midfoot, each side with its own properties: one is softer for enhanced pronation support and the other is harder for faster toe-off and longer durability.