NEW BALANCE MORE TRAIL V2 REVIEW: PURE MAXIMALISM (160€-4DROP-330GR).
NEW BALANCE MORE TRAIL V2 REVIEW: MAXIMALISM IN ITS PUREST STATE (160€-4DROP-330GR). Our TRAILRUNNING SHOES section brings us today the new New Balance MORE TRAIL V2. After the jump to the mountain of the first version, this second version arrives with many changes.
The MORE TRAIL V2 is here to stay. With three versions for asphalt, this MORE TRAIL seeks to dive into the maximalist segment that every day has more followers. While we wait for the arrival of the shoes for its thorough test, we start with the technical analysis of the first version by Mayayo.
NEW BALANCE MORE TRAIL V2 REVIEW:
PURE MAXIMALISM (160€-4DROP-330GR)
The guys from New Balance did not settle for the first version of the New Balance MORE TRAIL V1. But now they bring us the new MORE TRAIL V2 with many changes. Maintaining drop, and increasing weight, but giving a radical change to the sole.
This new shoe from New Balance promises good grip, a lot of cushioning and great comfort for tracks and why not, the same for more technical terrain than its first version. Before going into details, let’s look at its data sheet.
NEW BALANCE MORE TRAIL V2: DATA SHEET.
Height to the ground: 29mm front / 33mm rear
Weight: 330 grams male / 265 grams female.
Upper: 75% made with recycled polyester.
Midsole: Fresh Foam X with the same desnsidad as the V1 and the same as the More V3 asphalt
Sole: VIBRAM XT TREK EVO, with greater resistance.
NEW BALANCE MORE TRAIL V2: MANY CHANGES FOR A COMPLETELY RENOVATED SHOE.
New Balance maintains its commitment to maximalism and launches the new version of its most cushioned trail shoe. The New Balance Fresh Foam X MORE Trail V2. As the name suggests, it is a shoe that maintains the Fresh Foam X compound of the previous version, with the same density.
However, changes have been made in this midsole, with a somewhat more maximalist profile and maintaining exactly the same sole as its sister the MORE V3 asphalt. Let’s start from the bottom up and see what’s new in the new MORE TRAIL V2.
NEW BALANCE MORE TRAIL V2: SOLE.
After including the original sole of the HydroHesion brand, New Balance gives a radical change in its sole. With a Vibram XT Trek EVO sole, which may not have the same grip as the Hierro V6 with Vibram Megagrip sole, but including a sole with good grip for all types of terrain and greater durability. It includes more prominent 6’5mm studs that will provide greater traction. Curiously, and despite being a Vibram sole, we can see a drawing similar to the asphalt version.
NEW BALANCE MORE TRAIL V2: MIDSOLE
We repeat the Fresh Foam X in the midsole, but this time somewhat thicker. It will give us more cushioning and more energy return. With a more maximalist profile, this midsole is the same as that of the asphalt version. We understand that it will offer us greater comfort with the passage of the kilometers, but we can not assure you until we can test them thoroughly. With a height to the ground in its front of 29mm and 33mm in its back it does not offer a drop of 4mm already typical of the MORE version.
NEW BALANCE MORE TRAIL V2: UPPER
Completely renovated roof, with 75% made with recycled polyester. We offer greater comfort, more support and greater durability. A priori, this new cover will also offer us greater protection against dust and dirt. In addition to greater breathability. We can also see a new Toe Protect system to protect us from the stones of the road in the area of the fingers. I’m curious if it will keep the width of its asphalt sister or have narrowed in the finger area as is happening in other shoes of the brand. There is also good protection in the heel area.
NEW BALANCE MORE TRAIL V2: CONCLUSION
Continuist in maximalism, but totally renewed. New Balance is committed to maintaining a super cushioned shoe, with high profiles, getting on the bandwagon of other brands. With substantial renovation, it improves the sole, greater grip and durability, in addition to more prominent lugs. New midsole, more cushioned and a completely renovated cover. Soon we will test it thoroughly, and we will see how those high profiles behave and if the hold is enough to run in technical terrain. Or if, on the contrary, we must use it on tracks and lighter terrain.
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