New Balance Fresh Foam BB V2

Released 2/2024, Low Top, 
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8.7
EXPERT RATING
5 reviews
9.4
USER RATING
1 ratings
The New Balance Fresh Foam BB V2 delivers comfortable cushioning with ample impact protection.

Best Suitable For:

Explosive players who emphasize a vertical play style will appreciate the New Balance Fresh Foam BB V2.

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Available at 2 shops | Official Retail Price: $129.99
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Category Performance Ratings:

Expert Ratings (5)
User Ratings (1)
Traction
9.0
Cushion
9.0
Materials
8.4
Support
8.8
Fit
8.2
Outdoor
50%

Weight & Sizing:

Weight:
light
heavy
Sizing:
small
large
Width:
narrow
wide

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New Balance Fresh Foam BB V2 Review

Pros:
Soft, comfortable cushioning
Stable fit and support
Cons:
The shoe retains some moisture
Lacks some responsiveness

Performance of the New Balance Fresh Foam BB V2:

New Balance delivers a comfortable shoe with impressive performance features in the New Balance Fresh Foam BB V2. The traction is grippy and substantial, especially on clean courts. Reviewers experienced some sliding on dusty courts. New Balance's Fresh Foam X provides a soft, comfortable ride. The foam provides excellent impact protection. All reviewers enjoyed the quality of the materials. The support and lockdown comes from the stable and secure fit. The shoe is forgiving and well-contained. The New Balance Fresh Foam BB V2 improves on many of the previous model's shortcomings. The cushioning is a standout feature.
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Expert Reviews of the New Balance Fresh Foam BB V2:

Expert Rating: 8.7 (ranks #58 of 303)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
4
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.0
March 17, 2024
The New Balance Fresh Foam BB V2 is one of the most protective shoes for support and impact protection. The Fresh Foam X does a good job of keeping your whole foot comfortable.
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8.8
Yesterday at 12:35 AM
I enjoy the New Balance Fresh Foam BB V2 more than the V1. The fit and materials are better, and the traction and cushioning are outstanding.
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8.8
March 22, 2024
Performance and quality are top-notch on the New Balance Fresh Foam BB V2. The traction and cushioning feel very impressive.
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8.6
March 17, 2024
The New Balance Fresh Foam BB V2 has exceptional cushioning, materials and support. The traction performance on dust can be better.
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8.2
March 17, 2024
The New Balance Fresh Foam BB V2 has comfortable cushioning. The shoe caters to impact protection. The traction slides a bit during forward movements, which is frustrating.
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User Reviews of the New Balance Fresh Foam BB V2:

User Rating: 9.4 (ranks #8 of 303)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
1
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.4
March 22, 2024
These are freaking great. Traction is beastly (outdoors) and seems durable enough to hold up. Cushion is the main point of this shoe though, as it is full-length Fresh Foam X and IT IS AWESOME. Even the materials feel super premium New Balance killed it this year with this and the Two Wxy v4. Now if only the Kawhi's would come out :/
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Traction of the New Balance Fresh Foam BB V2:

Expert Traction Rating: 9.0 (ranks #69 of 303)
User Traction Rating: 9.0 (ranks #95 of 303)
10 - Amazing
2
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
2
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.0
March 17, 2024
The outsole tread will be a fan favourite if you don't slide and drag your feet. The grip is substantial.
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10.0
Yesterday at 12:35 AM
The traction is one of the best features of the shoe. It stops and grips on all courts, even dusty ones.
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10.0
March 22, 2024
The traction is fantastic. Dust pickup is not an issue, and the outsole is tacky.
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8.0
March 17, 2024
The traction feels good. It's not the best, though. I had no issues on clean courts, but dust caused some sliding.
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8.0
March 17, 2024
The traction feels weird. It feels good right out of the box, but it slides on forward movements. Lateral movements are grippy, though.
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Cushion of the New Balance Fresh Foam BB V2:

Expert Cushion Rating: 9.0 (ranks #56 of 303)
User Cushion Rating: 10.0 (ranks #2 of 303)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
5
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.0
March 17, 2024
New Balance uses Fresh Foam X foam with a bottom-loaded shank. The foam is soft and comfortable. In my experience, the foam lasts long, too.
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9.0
Yesterday at 12:35 AM
The Fresh Foam is plush and you can feel it underfoot. It feels smooth, but the stack height means there's less responsiveness.
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9.0
March 22, 2024
The cushioning is excellent. It feels responsive and slightly bouncy. The fantastic impact protection is a cherry on top. I have a minor gripe with the stack height being high off the ground.
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9.0
March 17, 2024
The Fresh Foam feels very comfortable, especially for impact protection. The bounce is subtle, too.
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9.0
March 17, 2024
The cushioning setup is comfortable. Impact protection is off the charts. Avoid this shoe if you prefer a low-to-the-ground setup.
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Materials of the New Balance Fresh Foam BB V2:

Expert Materials Rating: 8.4 (ranks #98 of 303)
User Materials Rating: 10.0 (ranks #1 of 303)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
3
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.0
March 17, 2024
The materials are plush and padded, but not breathable. The shoe will exchange heat fine, but it might retain moisture.
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9.0
Yesterday at 12:35 AM
The materials are a huge improvement. The only downside is adjusting the lacing during play because the materials loosen up.
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8.0
March 22, 2024
The breathability is better than expected, and the upper feels comfortable.
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9.0
March 17, 2024
There are a few different materials on the shoe. The quality and performance feel very good.
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8.0
March 17, 2024
The materials feel old school. The padding is average but cozy. I appreciate the quality.
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Support of the New Balance Fresh Foam BB V2:

Expert Support Rating: 8.8 (ranks #74 of 303)
User Support Rating: 10.0 (ranks #1 of 303)
10 - Amazing
2
9 - Great
1
8 - Good
2
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
10.0
March 17, 2024
The heel comfort is incredible right off the bat. This is one of the best shoes for support and stability, mainly because of the fit.
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8.0
Yesterday at 12:35 AM
Lockdown is not an issue. I wasn't slipping within the shoe.
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9.0
March 17, 2024
I had zero issues with the support. The materials and fit keep you from sliding. There's no instability during play.
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8.0
March 17, 2024
I had zero issues with support and lockdown. I enjoyed the lateral containment, too. I wish the lateral stability were better.
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Fit of the New Balance Fresh Foam BB V2:

Expert Fit Rating: 8.2 (ranks #173 of 303)
User Fit Rating: 8.0 (ranks #221 of 303)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
1
8 - Good
5
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.0
March 17, 2024
The fit is so forgiving, it's my favourite feature. There's no bending and snapping when breaking the shoe in.
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8.0
Yesterday at 12:35 AM
I didn't have any issues with the fit.
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8.0
March 22, 2024
The fit feels straightforward.
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8.0
March 17, 2024
The shoe broke in nicely. I had no issues with the fit.
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8.0
March 17, 2024
The toe box feels snug. I had to go up half a size, which creates extra room in the forefoot. I like the snugness.
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Durability of the New Balance Fresh Foam BB V2:

User Durability Rating: 9.0 (ranks #47 of 303)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
1
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0

Outdoor of the New Balance Fresh Foam BB V2:

Expert Outdoor Rating: 50.0 (ranks #102 of 303)
User Outdoor Rating: 100.0 (ranks #1 of 303)
Good (100%)
1
Fair (50%)
2
Bad (0%)
0
fair
Yesterday at 12:35 AM
The outsole is durable enough for outdoor use.
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fair
March 22, 2024
The rubber is durable enough for outdoor play.
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Width of the New Balance Fresh Foam BB V2:

very narrow
0
slightly narrow
2
regular
4
slightly wide
0
very wide
0
regularly wide
March 17, 2024
If you're a 2E foot, go to the 2E version.
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regularly wide
Yesterday at 12:35 AM
The width is accommodating.
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regularly wide
March 22, 2024
Wide-footers are good to go.
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regularly wide
March 17, 2024
I had no discomfort with the width.
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slightly narrow
March 17, 2024
The width is slightly narrow.
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Size of the New Balance Fresh Foam BB V2:

very small
0
slightly small
0
true to size
6
slightly long
0
very long
0
true to size
March 17, 2024
Narrow and medium feet can go true to size.
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true to size
Yesterday at 12:35 AM
I recommend going true to size.
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true to size
March 22, 2024
Go true to size.
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true to size
March 17, 2024
The shoe runs true to size.
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true to size
March 17, 2024
I went up half a size.
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