The tongue of the Zante is New Balance 999 Mens UK Online attached to the upper on both sides, giving the shoe a bootie-like construction. It hugs the foot nicely, and I¡¯d have to say that this is one of the best uppers I have seen on a New Balance shoe in awhile.
In my NB MT101 review from back in 2011 I wrote the following: ¡°¡this is quite possibly one of the most comfortable shoes that I own. In fact, if I had to choose the single shoe that comes closest to being a perfect fit for my foot, this would probably be among the top 3.¡± I still agree with all of that. The MT101 fit me perfectly, was lightweight, had a soft heel, and a fir Cheap UK New Balance 574 Mens m forefoot ¨C pretty much everything I look for in a shoe these days. If you took the New Balance 1400v2 and put a trail outsole on it, you¡¯d not be far off from what the MT101 was (and the 1400v2 was one of my favorite shoes last year).
I¡¯ve now run in the One2 three times for a total of 21 miles ¨C a 5 miler, a 6 miler and a 10 miler, all on asphalt. The 10 mile run was my longest since last summer, so a good test for me. Based on these runs, I¡¯d say this is probably the first Altra shoe I¡¯ve worn that I¡¯d be comfortable wearing for a marathon. Very impressed.
The outsole of the Zante is full coverage rubber ¨C as a result, I expect durability should be decent.
One of the things that I really like abou NB 574 Mens Minimus UK Sale t the 1500 is the outsole. It¡¯s full coverage, so durability should be good, and the forefoot is covered by rubber nubs that are very grippy. They almost could be called lugs, and for this reason the 1500 could even double as a light-duty trail shoe. It¡¯s not going to handle mud, but the grip is good enough that I was able to run a few times over crusty ice in them without much problem this winter.
For other takes on the Fresh Foam Zante, see this review by Sam Winebaum an Cheapest New Balance 1500 Sale d this review by Peter Stuart on Believe in the Run.