NEW BAL­ANCE FUEL CELL IM­PULSE

Runner's World (UK) - - Tested Rw Shoe Lab -

PRICE: £ 120 WEIGHT: 227 g ( m), 181 g ( w) HEEL/ TOE DROP: 6 mm ( m), 6 mm ( w)

whether this new IT WAS A TOSS- UP model from New Bal­ance would win Best De­but or Ed­i­tor’s Choice, but it thor­oughly de­served the top prize. The bootie con­struc­tion, 6mm heel drop, ni­tro­gen-in­fused fore­foot (which pro­vides dura­bil­ity and bounce for less weight) and nar­row last all com­bined to make a shoe that is about speed. Our testers raved about how light, re­spon­sive, fast and snug it was. This makes sense, since the RW Lab also rated the Im­pulse as among the least flex­i­ble and least cush­ioned on test – so if you’re a steady-pace dis­tance run­ner only, this won’t be a com­fort­able op­tion for you. But for races of 10K and un­der, this is a su­perb ad­di­tion to the speed­ster fold.

RE­ALLY COM­FORT­ABLE. I’M QUITE HEAVY- FOOTED AND WOR­RIED THERE WOULD NOT BE ENOUGH CUSH­ION­ING, BUT I WAS WRONG” JAMES DAY, 33

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