No, little elves didn't come out and groom your favorite trail overnight although, it might seem like it when you don a pair New Balance Women's NBX 980v1 Wide Trail Running Shoes. Their Fresh Foam midsoles combine plush foam cushioning in a scientifically designed geometric pattern to deliver an ultra smooth feel over rough and rocky trails. Their synthetic mesh uppers put a premium on breathability, while their gusseted tongues prevent trail debris from hitching a ride in your socks. Their blown rubber soles are aggressively lugged for better traction on steep, washed out trails, and to keep you on you right side up during fast and technical descents. Their wide last accommodates wider feet and their 4mm drop is ideal for mid and forefoot strikers.