New Balance recently sent me a pair of their Fresh Foam 980s to try out. Thanks to the Polar Vortex, they’ve been tested more on the treadmill than outside.

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Oh hai.

These shoes are cushy. Noticeably. According to their web site, they offer a more natural drop with a plush ride, both things you can definitely feel. So far, I’m a fan.

The shoes will be available starting Saturday, February 15, but you can get a sneak peek on Wednesday! Join New Balance (and me!) at Fleet Feet in Old Town at 6:30 for a fun run, food, cocktails, giveaways and a Twitter Q&A with the shoe designers. You can RSVP on the Fleet Feet site, or check out the FB invite.

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So this will be my first “foam party” … have you ever been to a foam party?