The New Balance FuelCell Echolucent and Fresh Foam 1080v10 have both dropped. What’s the difference between these two plush, long distance kicks? The 1080v10 has a heritage going back 10 generations while the stunning Echolucent is an all-new reveal. We compare the two here so you can choose the shoe that is suitable for you.
|NB Echolucent||NB 1080v10|
|Uppers||Uppers featuring a bold, linear translucent textile. No-sew layers for a seamless feel. TPU moulded details and suede highlights create a non-traditional aesthetic||Performance knit uppers engineered for a precision fit and ultimate comfort.|
|Midsole||Full length FuelCell midsole gives an extremely high rate of rebound for excellent forward propulsion and a lively, energetic feel underfoot.||FreshFoam X midsole along the entire length of the shoe delivers a softer, more responsive feel than the previous-gen v9 design.|
|Durability||A dynamic ripple outsole delivers superior traction on the tarmac and treadmill. A Ndurance heel crash pad gives long-lasting durability.||A newly engineered 3D heel increases fit, support, and comfort over long distances. The blown rubber outsole delivers proven durability and flexibility for long-lasting use.|
(based on Men’s size 9.5 and women’s size 7)
|Male - 265g Female – 230g||Male – 285g Female - 240g|
The NB FreshFoam 1080v10 is a continuation of the legendary 1080 series, and it has evolved over the years into a highly durable, high mileage running shoe with details and high level trim that continues to inspire.
Meanwhile, the all-new NB FuelCell Echolucent is sure to turn heads wherever you go with its translucent, multi-layered design and flying translucent logo that appears to be hovering above the shoe. Take to the streets for a performance lockdown fit. With a supportive, new and improved responsive full-length midsole, you get energy return that keeps performing, no matter how long you run.
If you love seeking calm over long distance runs, the NB FreshFoam 1080v10 is just the kind of shoe that you will want on your feet with their proven, distance tested geometry and plush FreshFoam X. The previous generations have a long history as durable trainers for the consistent support and cushioning they provided. The v10 edition takes this to the next level once again.
If turning heads while setting your race PB is your goal, then the NB FuelCell Echolucent, with its bold colourways and ultra-high rebound FuelCell midsole for top performance, is right up your alley. It joins previously released models like the FuelCell Rebel and 1500 as part of NB’s fast distance running lineup. The NB FuelCell Echolucent stands out with its bold colourway and upper design though, so if you like your shoes as bold as your pace, it’s just what you need.
Check them out in stores starting from 4th November 2019 to make your choice and get your running into high gear.