New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro v6 Review

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The first impression is pretty important. The New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro v6 is sure to have you saying oho after you try them on for the first time. His first impression was less enthusiastic than mine due to its bulkier appearance and what he thought was a mud flap on the back heel. He posted a close-up picture of my dirty heel on social media as a way of making fun of it. A New Balance fan raved about previous models.

Among their comments, they described them as the best shoe ever and compared their comfort to a maximalist Hoka One One shoe. I am perfectly satisfied with the Hierro v6, no matter how frumpy it may or may not be. Thanks to their lighter weight, the Hierro v6 provides a reasonably priced and undeniably cushy ride on and off-trail. Size 7 women’s shoes weigh 9.9 ounces, while size nine men’s shoes weigh 11.4 ounces. It will benefit climate change organizations and public lands.

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New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro v6 Upper

The Fresh Foam Hierro v6 is carefully infused with TPU to enhance durability and lockdown with its engineered mesh upper. Shoes with gusseted tongues and loops at heel and laces with traditional eyelets offer easy on-and-off. The toebox is perforated for ventilation. The toebox does not seem to have significant extra protection circumnavigating it at first glance. The perimeter, however, has a similar feel to a steel-toe boot. The sensation I’m experiencing must be the Toe Protect technology from New Balance. Your feet are protected from rocks, roots, and debris by it. A wide toebox is important to me since I suffer from toe splay and bunions. It’s a roomy shoe that doesn’t feel sloppy and fits true to size. 

New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro v6 Midsole

It features an 8-millimeter drop with the same midsole and outsole as the Fresh Foam Hierro v5. This cushioning is meticulously engineered to offer lateral stability and a cushioned ride. A similar pair of trail shoes recently accompanied me on a descent of several thousand feet. I struggled with overpronation as a child, which left me with impressive bunions and deep-rooted respect for shoes that don’t cause me to topple over. However, considered a neutral shoe as opposed to a stability shoe. In my experience, Hierro v6 hasn’t had any stability issues. In recent years, I have worn mainly trail shoes with rock plates. The fact that they didn’t have one after running over 150 miles in the Hierro v6 surprised me. My experience shows that it provides adequate protection from rocks and roots even without a rock plate.

Fresh Foam Hierro v6 Outsole

New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro v6’s Vibram outsole provided plenty of grips while pushing a 60-pound sled up a 25% grade on rutted Jeep roads. I’m still unsure whether or not that section is stroller-friendly. However, Hierro v6 proved to be reliable under such conditions. 

If the Hierro v6 encountered significant mud or snow, something more aggressive would probably be superior. As it turned out, the funky heel rudder wasn’t designed to flap away mud despite my husband’s rash assumptions. As you land on your heels first, this will better stabilize you when you are going downhill. I’m preparing for a 3-500-foot descent at the end of a trail marathon. The Hierro v6 looks great, and I can’t wait to benefit from its extra downhill stabilization.

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Overall Impressions

Trail and hiking are the primary markets for the New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro v6. When you need to use them on a road route as well, they’re a great option. The Fresh Foam Hierro v6 is a trail shoe made by New Balance that is particularly comfortable and resilient at the same time. In my opinion, the Fresh Foam cushioning is the best feature. In terms of experience, if you used v5, you’ll probably have a very similar experience with v6.

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