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New Balance FuelCell Rebel v4

This shoe is really light - it was designed to be fun and fast. A superlight, 200 gram shoe, built on a midsole blend of FuelCell & PEBA foam provides maximum propulsion for a plateless shoe that you can really feel on the ground. 

This shoe works for all kinds of runs from speed sessions and racing to fun easy workouts - probably just not long recovery runs unless you're very small. 

The FuelCell midsole compound blended with PEBA has a 3mm higher stack height and wider midsole than the V3, making it both bouncier and more stable without losing the fun, connected feel of a lightweight plateless shoe. New Balance have kept the engineered upper light and minimalist with bold sublimated graphics in a shoe that suits wider feet.

The v4 is slighter higher stacked and has wider soles with more outsole rubber than the V3. This means that the slightly stiffer forefoot and more stable nature of the landing and toe off platform is made up for in playfulness by the increase in bouncy foam cushioning. 

Here are technical specs:

  • Weight 197 g size 8 mens, ladies 157 g size 5

  • Drop: 6 mm is medium and appropriate rocker in a light fun shoe. 

  • Stack Height: Rear-foot 30 mm. Fore-foot 24 mm

  • Midsole Tech: FuelCell with 12/35 durometer hardness with 20% PEBA Blend

  • Support Type: Neutral

  • Upper: Engineered Mesh upper with no sew overlays.

  • Outsole: Lightweight solid rubber

  • Segment: Racing Flat

  • Surface Type: Road

  • Gusseted Tongue

  • Lightweight solid rubber outsole

  • Price R3299

If you prefer the feel of plateless shoes and the joy of lightweight racing flats with quality cushioning for everyday running, then this well priced shoe could well be ideal for you. 

You can shop for the New Balance Rebel v4 here


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