The New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro is a low heel-toe offset, standard, hard-surface, neutral trail running shoe best suited for daily training.


Discover all new runs in the New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro.  An update to the 980 Trail, this shoe sports a soft Fresh Foam midsole to cushion your feet against a variety of terrain, with a low offset design that promotes a natural and fluid stride.  Aggressive tread provides traction to tackle rocky and uneven surfaces, while debris free construction on the upper protects your feet from the hazards of the trail.

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Weight: 10.7 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: 24mm (Heel), 20mm (Forefoot)  

Widths Available: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium 
  • Mid-foot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Curved


  • Fresh Foam : delivers plush cushioning for those who want a soft underfoot feel..


  • AT Tread Outsole : is a rugged, trail-specific outsole design for increased durability and traction..
  • Aggressive Lugs : are multidirectional to assist in ascending and descending..


  • Synthetic Mesh : covers the majority of the upper for durable, lightweight breathability.
  • Synthetic Overlays : are strategically placed to wrap the foot for a secure fit.
  • Gusset Tongue : shoe laces stay tightly tied and prevent unwanted lace loosening.
  • SURE LACE : prevents debris from entering the shoe.
  • Ortholite Sockliner : has anti-microbial properties and provides additional underfoot cushioning.
  • Strobel Last : with the upper stitched to full length fabric for a comfortable underfoot feel.


  • PL-4: is a running-specific last with a standard heel width, toe-box height, and forefoot width.
  • Footwear Performance Characteristics

    Pronation Grade:

    • Neutral
    • Minimum
    • Moderate
    • Maximum

    Heel-To-Toe Drop (mm):

    • 0
    • 1-2
    • 3-4
    • 5-6
    • 7-8
    • 9-10
    • 11+

    Stack Height:

    • Barefoot
    • Minimal
    • Low
    • Medium
    • High
    • Maximal


    • Road
    • Road/Trail
    • Hard Trail
    • Varied Trail
    • Soft Trail

    Shoe Type:

    • Premium
    • Standard
    • Performance
    • Racing

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