New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo Followupby justin on Aug. 21, 2016, 1:40 p.m. UTC
I've put about 250 miles on these shoes now and they are great. Knee pain I've been battling with since starting running seriously is gone and I've increased my mileage. I wish the forefoot/toe area was a little more flexible and I have some concerns about how the insole is wearing. The sole/tread has a large open gap down the middle and the insole shows a visible crease right there as well. I do need to try out a bit larger shoe next time, though. I am currently using a 12 2E, but after some half marathon and longer distance runs I suspect I should have gone with either a 12.5 2E or a 12 4E, but that is not the fault of New Balance or the shoes. For us wide, flat footed runners out there, New Balance has done us a favor. It is nice to have some shoes which look nice, have a variety of colors available, and aren't quite as overweight and hefty as the few other running shoes out there which are both supportive and wide enough.