Holiday Picks: New Balance Vazee Rush (Review)
Looking to upgrade your running shoes? Courtesy of New Balance Canada, I’ve been wear testing the Vazee Rush for the past couple of weeks. The Vazee Rush is a fast, lightweight and responsive running shoes.
- 6 mm drop
- Bootie construction
- Deconstructed heel counter
- Molded sockliner
- No-sew material application
- REVlite midsole foam
- Synthetic/mesh upper
- Weight: 229 grams (8 oz)
Upper and Fit
The Vazee Rush upper is made of open weave mesh and bonded overlays using a no sew construction. It hasÂ a deconstructed heel counter which reduced the overall material and weight of the shoe. ItÂ still able secured my heelÂ really well – no slippage.Â The tongue and collar are well padded. My foot fit snug and was very comfortable inside the bootieÂ sock liner.Â The wider toe box give your toes plenty of room to splay and work independently.Â I love the way this shoe fits. I did not have any fit issues during my runs.
New Balance includedÂ 2 shoe laces – orange and grey. I preferred the grey monochrome look.
Midsole and Outsole
The REVlite midsole foam is light and resilient. REVlite was engineered to absorb energy and bounce back giving you a spring in your step.Â The REVlite compound have the same durability andÂ responsiveness as traditional foam which is 25% heavier. With a 6mm drop, the Vazee Rush give you a smooth heel to toe transition andÂ excellent ground feel.
The outsole has deep flex grooves in the forefoot to let your foot move more naturally. While the large, podular rubber pads provided excellent traction in different surfaces even on wet pavement.
I’ve been running on the Vazee Rush for about 60 km. They are super fast and comfortable to wear on long haul.Â The Vazee Rush have shown very little wear in the outsole. Thanks to the extremely durable rubber pods.
The Vazee Rush is a lightweight shoe with excellent ground feel and goodÂ balance.Â The soleÂ has a greatÂ amount of cushioningÂ for longer runs.Â It’s been my go to shoe on the road and gym.