A trail shoe with an incredibly soft, smooth, yet stable ride, the 980v1 features the innovative New Balance Fresh Foam midsole for plush comfort with a natural underfoot feel. . 4 mm heel to toe drop difference in height from heel to forefoot. Aggressive lugged outsole for full ground contact that grips uphill and downhill for great traction. Fresh Foam midsole for cushioned comfort and a natural feeling underfoot. Synthetic and mesh upper for support and breathability. Tongue gusset helps keep trail debris from getting into your shoes. No sew overlays wrap your foot for a lightweight, comfortable fit. Fit: Standard heel width, instep height, toe box height, and forefoot width.