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Womens New Balance Fresh Foam Gobi v2 Trail Running Shoe

Women's New Balance Fresh Foam Gobi v2

Trail Running Shoes
Item #16682
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Women's NEW BALANCE® FRESH FOAM GOBI v2 :: If you're living for your next trail run or simply jogging down the street for coffee, finesse both in the Women's New Balance Fresh Foam Gobi v2 trail running shoe. Ride smooth on Fresh Foam cushion for any terrain while maintaining a lightweight toe spring. Get the utility you need for trails, plus aesthetics ready for the streets all in the Fresh Foam Gobi v2.

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The Nuts & Bolts

  • Engineered knit mesh upper: Allows for smooth flexibility in the forefoot and security through the midfoot
  • Bootie construction: Provides comfort and soft technical materials for a snug fit
  • Gusseted tongue: Aids in a debris-free ride without adding bulk
  • Reinforced Toe Protect: Acts as a bumper for extra protection from the trail
  • Fresh Foam midsole: Provides an ultra-cushioned and lightweight ride that helps to protect your feet from the tough terrain
  • Redesigned outsole: Improves coverage in high-intensity areas for trail running
  • Hydrohesion rubber: Aids in increased outsole traction
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  • Drop: 6 mm
  • WEIGHT: 7.9 ounces

Women's New Balance Fresh Foam Gobi v2: The Facts

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Top Reasons to Buy the Women's New Balance Fresh Foam Gobi v2

Conquer any off-road trail with the confidence of a mountain goat thanks to grippy lugs that can easily carry you over wet or uneven surfaces.

If you’re wearing ugly sneakers in a forest, do they make a sound? You won’t have to ponder those philosophical questions with the Fresh Foam Gobi v2 because it strikes the perfect balance between fashion and function.

When you’re busy crushing a trail run, sometimes you might be so focused on the view ahead you don’t see debris or hazards like rocks. With the Gobi v2’s reinforced toe cap, you can rest assured that obstacles won’t cut your run short. We still recommend looking where you’re going, however.

What People Are Saying About the Women's New Balance Fresh Foam Gobi v2

Trail sneakers are usually monstrous pieces of footwear. But just because you’re a beast on the trail doesn’t mean you have to settle for beastly running shoes. Women who tried out the Fresh Foam Gobi v2 loved the colorway options for this model with many noting it could transition from their workout to happy hour.

Ladies who tested the Fresh Foam Gobi v2 loved the durability and quality of materials used in the shoe. Flimsy sneakers just aren’t going to cut it when you’re out running mile after mile on a variety of surfaces.

Weighing in at just under half a pound, this lightweight trail shoe weighs less than many traditional running shoes on the market. Runners loved that these shoes had a featherweight, race feel.

Women's New Balance Fresh Foam Gobi v2 Updates

For the most part, the New Balance Fresh Foam Gobi v2 stays true to its predecessor. The most significant change is to the upper, which now boasts a sock-like fit. In addition, the knit upper now offers lightweight support and adapts to your foot’s specific contours. Bottom line: you can expect the same great trail-conquering features with this model as the first but with an updated upper construction.

Size and Fit of the Women's New Balance Fresh Foam Gobi v2

General Size and Fit

With a 6 mm heel-to-toe drop, the Fresh Foam Gobi v2 comes in a women’s medium width. Our fit experts recommend you go up by one half size from your true foot size for the most comfortable fit.


In the upper of this model, you’ll find engineered mesh with closed and open knit portions. The closed knit sections provide strategic areas of support whereas areas with more open knit construction promote optimal air flow to ventilate your feet.

As for protection on the trails, the Fresh Foam Gobi 2 has you covered. A Gusseted Tongue helps deflect trail debris because while you might love the feeling of running on dirt roads, you don’t want the dirt in your shoes. The Toe Box of this trainer features a synthetic cap that helps to protect your feet from stubs on hazards. And finally, the external heel counter helps lock down the heel, whether you’re crushing up hills or descending down them.


The Gobi v2s boast a full-length Fresh Foam midsole that serves up a responsive ride as you’re running. The sides of the midsole feature geometric shapes and grooves to lend the midsole platform flexibility – so your shoes move how you move, not against you. Extra cushioning is dished up by the EVA sock liner, which can be removed with any insole you prefer.


Boasting an AT TREAD Hydrohesion outsole, you’ll be glued to the trail’s terrain – even in wet conditions. Lugs with edges offer traction on uneven tracks, but won’t interfere when you’re running on flatter surfaces.

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