With excellent protection and a reliable grip, New Balance Hierro running shoes are an excellent choice for all-around performance off-road. The strategically designed upper keeps debris out for enhanced comfort. Uphill and downhill running is much more secure thanks to the multi-directional outsole lugs. Schedule your next adventure wearing these exceptionally functional shoes.
Debris-Free Construction helps keep dirt, rocks and other debris out the shoes.Sure Laces stay tied. Padded tongue and heel collar enhance comfort. Mesh offers breathable flexibility. No-sew overlays wrap the foot in lightweight support and comfort.
Fresh Foam is a fusion of plush foam and advanced design software that creates an ultra-cushioned and geometrically sound experience. ORTHOLITE® Insert delivers long-term comfort, breathability and antimicrobial function. Full EVA Strobel Board provides enhanced comfort and support. Removable insole.
AT Tread dual outsole tread combines both trail and running lug designs for on and off-road.
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Chalk it up to the Fresh Foam midsole (constructed out of a single piece of foam), the Ortholite insert (more cush) and the Ortholite insole (even more cush): for a trail running shoe, the Hierro serves up a superbly posh ride.It's not plush in a maximally cushioned sort of way; the Hierro doesn't ride like a fat ski or 29er bike.It's more like a pleasant spring in your step on the paved sections leading to the trail, and on hard dirt, and gravelly paths.Once on gnarlier terrain, the multidirectional lugs on the outsole kick in to grab the ground and keep you surefooted.It's a comfortable shoe with soft materials on the upper and nice padding around the heel and tongue—one you could wear all day.However, although the fit is a bit snug in the heel and slightly wider in the forefoot, some felt it was too snug all over for running on technical trails.(Our wear-testers who were able to run in the Hierro a half size larger than their normal size reported an improved experience.)