Training Testing Out New Balance FuelCell

Testing Out New Balance FuelCell


By: Karen Kwan

The Skinny: A shoe that features a 6 mm drop, a lightweight solid rubber outsole, Revlite midsole foam (it’s nitrogen infused), external heel counter, and no-sew welded dynamic overlays.

The Goods: I wore them and I’d have to check the drop and specs the other shoes I have in rotation because the FuelCell felt more flat and less cushioned than what I have been wearing lately. The nitrogen-infused midsole is said to help support a powerful laugh with every step. Based on my initial two runs with them, I personally might continue to use them for shorter runs in my training. They feel very lightweight and comfortable on the foot. The mesh upper seems to provide good breathability but I could see the welded overlays making them less airy on the sides, making for potentially warm feet.

The Style: The FuelCell have a futuristic styling, in particular the overlays on the side have a sleek sheen and almost Mystique-like feel (Mystique as in X-Men). The Alpha Pink with Lime Glo and Black colourway is bright and intense, and I’d pair these with an all black or white outfit so the colours of the shoe really pop; keep prints to a minimum. The black and white colourways are each a monochromatic fans dream. These could easily be worn with a killer athleisure outfit to complete your look.

Karen Kwan is a regular iRun fashion and travel contributor, and you’ll find her running fashion posts every Friday on Instagram. She contributes to a number of publications and you can also follow her travel and running adventures at Health & Swellness.