New Balance Fresh Foam 980 {Double Sneaker Giveaway}

Get excited, people. I have a super fun giveaway today that should make your Mondays just a bit better.

Say good morning to the newly released Fresh Foam 980 by New Balance.

New Balance Fresh Foam 980s

The Fresh Foams are New Balance’s latest running shoe that launched on February 12. Here’s some more info about the sneaks:

“The Fresh Foam 980 has a lightweight, breathable construction paired with a simple, plush upper to keep feet comfortable and protected. The new style is grounded in bright colors and vivid accents and offers runners a naturally cushioned yet light neutral running shoe. A unique spray paint finish and fresh, eye-catching design provide a lower to the ground running shoe ideal for any workout or wardrobe.”

When these babies came in the mail, I immediately fell in love with the bright colors. When I tried them on, I was impressed with just how SOFT they were. “Fresh foam” is definitely an appropriate name for these shoes because my feet felt cushioned not only underneath toward the bottom of the shoe, but all the way around the sides and top too. My old lady bunion appreciates this, that’s for sure!

New Balance Fresh Foam 980s

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to run in the Fresh Foams yet because of my sprained ankle, but I have worn them for cardio cross training. They’ve felt great on the elliptical, spin bike, and row machine.

New Balance Fresh Foam 980

I can’t wait until my ankle is fully recovered so I can wear these jogging. How cute are these going to look once it’s finally warm enough to go for a springtime run outside again?

New Balance Fresh Foam 980

This weekend I also wore the Fresh Foams for weight lifting. While they felt fine and definitely still cushioned my feet, I do think I prefer my cross-trainers that have a lower platform for strength workouts.

New Balance Fresh Foam 980

I’m definitely psyched to add the Fresh Foam 980s to my ever-growing sneaker collection. Thank you, New Balance, for the opportunity to review and share your latest and greatest on F&F!

Double Sneaker Giveaway

To celebrate the new product, New Balance has offered to give away two FREE pairs of Fresh Foams (one pair from the men’s collection and one from the women’s).

Fresh Foam 980 Giveaway[Source]

To enter the giveaway, you must leave a comment on this post telling me 1) how many pairs of athletic shoes you own and 2) whether you’d prefer to win a men’s pair or a women’s pair.

For extra entries:

  1. Follow Fitness & Feta on Twitter.
  2. Follow Fitness & Feta on Facebook.
  3. Tweet the following: I want to win a pair of #FreshFoamΒ 980s from @newbalanceΒ and @fitnessandfeta! http://wp.me/p1GYjo-3bj

For each extra entry, make sure you leave separate comments on this post to let me know. One comment per extra entry please! This giveaway will be open until Friday 2/28 at 11:59 EST. Winners will be announced on Sunday 3/2 in my Sunday Sweat Talk post. Good luck!

Disclaimer: I was not paid to write this post, but I was provided a free pair of Fresh Foams in exchange for writing this review. As always, all opinions are my own.

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181 thoughts on “New Balance Fresh Foam 980 {Double Sneaker Giveaway}

  1. How awesome is this giveaway!!!!! I have such a hard time letting sneakers go that the old ones go into an “outdoor” rotation. One for the lawn, one for dirt and mud and I even have a pair dedicated to dealing with poison ivy so I never contaminate the rest πŸ™‚ I retired my New Balance pair just a few months ago.

    I currently have three pairs in use, running, exercise/training and my everyday pair. My feet have been spoiled having been out of heels for three years now, I’m not sure I could ever go back!

    Oh, if I win, woman’s please!!

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  2. Awesome bright colors for the sneakers! I have 2 pair right this second, one for outside workouts and boot camps and one pair for my indoor workouts and classes. Women’s choice for me!

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  3. For the minimalist in me I have WAY too many athletic shoes, but each has a purpose so it’s kind of necesary. My total is 4. Old, new, hiking, and indoor. I would love to relpace my runners though they are nearing the end of their life, so womens definately!

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  4. I’m new at this fitness thing, so I only own 1 pair of sneakers! I also have big and wide feet ( thanks to my 3 babies) so it’s extremely hard to find shoes that fit- I usually have to search the men’s section. New Balance are the ones I’ve found that fit me great. I’d love to have women’s shoes with girly colors for a changeπŸ˜ƒ! Thanks!

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  5. Love the look of these new fresh foams!! I currently am only using one pair of athletic shoes, for indoor workouts, and I recently ordered a new pair that I am hoping I will like. I also have an older pair of sneakers that I use for walking (and playing outside with my little Olivia!) Could definitely use another pair of sneakers in the rotation πŸ™‚ I would be thrilled to win a pair of women’s fresh foams! Great giveaway, a fun way to start the week.

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  6. Great giveaway! I currently own 1 pair of sneakers for running but do not have any other sneakers for indoor workouts, boot camp, etc. I am a physical education teacher so I live everyday in sneakers, but unfortunately I am not that teacher that has a bunch of different pairs, one for each day of the week. I have about 3 pairs that I will rotate throughout the week for school, but do not currently own a pair of bright new balance sneakers like these and would love to rock them at school! Women’s choice πŸ™‚

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  7. I have 3-4 pairs of sneaks. Unfortunately, I love new sneakers but my feet are so abnormally small I have to purchase kids size which don’t usually have the same great selection/colors. If I win, I will take the men’s shoes and give them to my hubby πŸ™‚

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  8. I have about 5 pairs of athletic shoes but only 2 that I wear for working out-Jazzercise! I would be interested in a women’s pair…thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. I have at least 10 pairs of sneakers…..but usually switch off between 2 or 3 at a time. Have not bought a pair of shoes specifically for running since I ran the marathon! I prefer the women’s pair. Thanks!

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  10. I currently own two pairs of sneakers – a pair for training/running and a pair for walking to and from work. I have really bad feet but these fresh foams look super comfortable to run in! If I win, I’d prefer a women’s pair. Thanks, Athena!

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  11. I own 3 pairs. One are the ones I run in, a pair for daily life and one pair for cross training stuff. Id β™₯ a new pair !!!! Id love the female ones but because of my giant feet – id newd the mens ones … story of my life lol πŸ™‚

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    • This is ‘Elizabeth’ from earlier. I guess wordpress automatically logged me into my username. Sorry for the confusion! My Twitter name is cloverandlilac.

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  12. I would love to win the pair of women’s shoes! I currently only have 2 pairs of running shoes so in need of an all around good workout shoe I can sport at the gym! I also just liked you on FB:) Thanks and love your blog!

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  13. Good workout sneaks are double the price here in Israel, so I would gladly welcome a new pair of women’s shoes! I currently have 3 pairs – a new(er) pair of brooks running shoes, an old(er) pair for backup and a pair of asics that I use for non-running. Thanks for offering this πŸ™‚

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  14. I’m a tiny bit embarrassed (but not really!) to say that I have over 20 pair of athletic shoes (probably only 10ish that I still were often!).
    And, I would definitely want the women’s shoes – can always use more!!

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  15. Hi. Currently I own three pairs of exercise shoes–2 are on their way out and should not be worn but they are comfortable but they just do not have the padding I need and well one is not holding together as well anymore.

    I would love the women’s shoe.

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  16. I currently have 2 pairs of athletic shoes. One for work and one for the gym. I would love to have a pair of these work my work since I am on my feet all night working in the operating room as a surgical technologist. These would definitely help to make me feel not so worn out by the end of my shift.
    A womens size 8 would be greatly appreciated
    Pretty please let me win these

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  17. I have 4 pair. I keep them forever, because sounds like we have something in common (bunions). So painful – so when I find a shoe that fits, I keep it. I want to win the women’s pair!!

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  18. I own 4 pairs of running shoes: 1 old pair of Nike’s and 3 pairs of Brookes Ravennas (2 of which are retired, but still in decent shape for non running activities!) I’d love a pair of women’s shoes to wear in the Beach Body Bootcamp and 321 Shred classes I teach πŸ™‚

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  19. I’d like to win a pair for my husband! He is currently awaiting a “go-ahead” from his doctors to work out again. (He was in a major car accident last June leaving him with multiple injuries.) He LOVES bright colored sneakers, and owns about six pairs. He was active in the gym 6 days a week for the past 5 years before the accident, and it’s killing him not being able to go! I’d like something to cheer him up with! πŸ™‚

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  20. Hi! I am a lifetime athlete with complicated feet – high arches, narrow heel, and a bunion that has finally thwarted my efforts to continue running beyond 2-3mi (sometimes less). After 3 yrs and 5 pairs of running shoes that i couldn’t really afford but bought bc i’m dying to run, again…ALL of them give me horrible blisters underneath the various degrees of callous around my bunion. I have tried inserts, taping, and creative first aid strategies, changing my gait, strike, stride, speed…nothing helps (a podiatrist/custom orthotics/surgery are out of my price range – i am a massage therapist). It doesn’t help that I live in Austin, where it is usually hot and any shoe feels like an oven. When not running, i do not get these blisters. PLEASE help me find a good shoe, if you can! It sounds like the fresh foams might be a godsend, and if i won, i would be happy with men’s OR women’s (i have not yet tried men’s shoes to see if they solve my problem bc i have such a narrow heel). Thank you for sharing your experiences and being such an inspiration. Please share any follow-up reviews about these shoes – especially regarding bunion comfort – if you wouldn’t mind. 😎

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  21. Hi! I’d love to win a pair of womens, these look so cute! I currently have 2 pairs of sneaks, 1 for cross-training and 1 for running .. Great giveaway!!

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  22. I currently only have 2 sneakers! 1 for running and everyday and the other for strength training at the gym. I would love a pair of the women’s to use as just my running shoes!

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  23. I own one pair of running shoes, Mizuno, and then one pair of “fashion” shoes, Nike Free. I also have a closet filled with old running shoes I can’t bear to part with but will never wear again

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  24. I have 1 for running and a new pair I just got to break in and 2 pairs for strength/bootcamp classes that I teach. I think I’ve also kept all my old shoes . . . let’s not count those. I’d love to win the women’s shoes.

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  25. WooHoo! I currently have about 4 pairs of sneakers I wear to the gym they are all pretty simple and similar from Nike and 1 Reebok. Haven’t ever worked out in New Balance before! They look pretty snazzy! I would love woman’s if I was to win πŸ™‚

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  26. I currently have one pair. I finally pitched my favorite gym pair – it was time for them to go. They were Nike and I <3'd them! lol! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    Erin
    fairyfractal at gmail dot com

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  27. I like you on Facebook (Erin Ellis)

    PS: I forgot to say that I would love a women’s pair in my first post πŸ™‚

    Erin
    fairyfractal at gmail dot com

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  28. I probably have 4-5 pairs of athletic shoes, but only two in regular rotation. I’d love to win these– a women’s pair (I’m not sharing with the dude!)

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  29. I’d love to win a women’s pair. I’ve cut my wardrobe down quite a bit, so I just have two; one pair that I wear regularly, and another backup pair that aren’t nearly as comfy πŸ™‚

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  30. Hello! I’m a new follower! And recently started healthy eating and regular exercise. What a great giveaway. I have three pairs. One for inside fitness, one for outside, and one older pair I love and haven’t given up! Women’s shoes πŸ™‚

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  31. I have 2 pairs of sneakers in my entry way — one for running; one for cross-training. I have a pair in my trunk and a pair in my boyfriend’s trunk, because you never know when you’ll need sneakers! And I also have 3 pairs in my closet for walking around the city/running errands. So that’s 7 total? Haha. And I’d prefer to wear the women’s sneakers!

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  32. Great review! Really makes me want to try a pair! I currently have 4 pairs of women’s athletic shoes from saucony and asics, I rotate two and two are on their way out. I love to donate my “old” running sneaks to those in need through running clubs or shoe drives at races.

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  33. I follow Fitness and Feta on twitter as @tracysuz. I also forgot to say that I’d like the pair for women.

    Thanks again…Tracy πŸ™‚

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  34. I currently own two pairs of athletic shoes but I mostly wear just one because the one pair is fairly old and worn out and not supportive at all. I’d prefer the women’s pair for myself, thanks!

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  35. I have 3 pairs of athletic shoes: a pair for running, a pair for cross training, and a pair for hiking.

    Am I allowed to say that I’d happily accept either M or W shoes?

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