Competitor named the New Balance Fresh Foam Zante lightweight trainer its 2015 Road Running Shoe of the Year. In the photos below, JF Fullum, Director of Design Innovation for Performance Running at New Balance, talks about some of the finer details of the shoe’s design. Fullum has been one of the key players behind several New Balance breakthroughs in recent years, including the 1400 lightweight trainer/racer, the 890 neutral cushioned trainer, the Fresh Foam Zante and the forthcoming Vazee Pace (July 2015).

Fresh Foam Zante:  Competitor's 2015 Road Running Shoe of the Year
  JF Fullum, Director, Design Innovation, New Balance Performance Running
Fresh Foam Zante: Fewer Components, Simple Design
Fresh Foam Zante: The Quest for a Custom Ride
Fresh Foam Zante: The Design Process
Fresh Foam Zante: Fewer Materials
Fresh Foam Zante: The Outsole
Fresh Foam Zante: Forefoot Outsole
Fresh Foam Zante: Rearfoot Outsole
Fresh Foam Zante: Modern Forefoot Design
Fresh Foam Zante: Inspired By Minimalism
Fresh Foam Zante: A Versatile Masterpiece