Get excited, people. I have a super fun giveaway today that should make your Mondays just a bit better.
Say good morning to the newly released Fresh Foam 980 by New Balance.
The Fresh Foams are New Balance’s latest running shoe that launched on February 12. Here’s some more info about the sneaks:
“The Fresh Foam 980 has a lightweight, breathable construction paired with a simple, plush upper to keep feet comfortable and protected. The new style is grounded in bright colors and vivid accents and offers runners a naturally cushioned yet light neutral running shoe. A unique spray paint finish and fresh, eye-catching design provide a lower to the ground running shoe ideal for any workout or wardrobe.”
When these babies came in the mail, I immediately fell in love with the bright colors. When I tried them on, I was impressed with just how SOFT they were. “Fresh foam” is definitely an appropriate name for these shoes because my feet felt cushioned not only underneath toward the bottom of the shoe, but all the way around the sides and top too. My old lady bunion appreciates this, that’s for sure!
Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to run in the Fresh Foams yet because of my sprained ankle, but I have worn them for cardio cross training. They’ve felt great on the elliptical, spin bike, and row machine.
I can’t wait until my ankle is fully recovered so I can wear these jogging. How cute are these going to look once it’s finally warm enough to go for a springtime run outside again?
This weekend I also wore the Fresh Foams for weight lifting. While they felt fine and definitely still cushioned my feet, I do think I prefer my cross-trainers that have a lower platform for strength workouts.
I’m definitely psyched to add the Fresh Foam 980s to my ever-growing sneaker collection. Thank you, New Balance, for the opportunity to review and share your latest and greatest on F&F!
Double Sneaker Giveaway
To celebrate the new product, New Balance has offered to give away two FREE pairs of Fresh Foams (one pair from the men’s collection and one from the women’s).
To enter the giveaway, you must leave a comment on this post telling me 1) how many pairs of athletic shoes you own and 2) whether you’d prefer to win a men’s pair or a women’s pair.
For extra entries:
- Follow Fitness & Feta on Twitter.
- Follow Fitness & Feta on Facebook.
- Tweet the following: I want to win a pair of
#FreshFoam 980s from @newbalance and @fitnessandfeta! http://wp.me/p1GYjo-3bj
For each extra entry, make sure you leave separate comments on this post to let me know. One comment per extra entry please! This giveaway will be open until Friday 2/28 at 11:59 EST. Winners will be announced on Sunday 3/2 in my Sunday Sweat Talk post. Good luck!
Disclaimer: I was not paid to write this post, but I was provided a free pair of Fresh Foams in exchange for writing this review. As always, all opinions are my own.
Currently I have fours pairs of athletic shoes- 2 for running and 2 for the gym!
How awesome is this giveaway!!!!! I have such a hard time letting sneakers go that the old ones go into an “outdoor” rotation. One for the lawn, one for dirt and mud and I even have a pair dedicated to dealing with poison ivy so I never contaminate the rest 🙂 I retired my New Balance pair just a few months ago.
I currently have three pairs in use, running, exercise/training and my everyday pair. My feet have been spoiled having been out of heels for three years now, I’m not sure I could ever go back!
Oh, if I win, woman’s please!!
Great giveaway!! I actually have quite a few athletic shoes — almost all of them New Balance! I think my count right now is up to 7 pair… and I would love to make it 8! 🙂 Also, if I win.. Women’s please!
Awesome bright colors for the sneakers! I have 2 pair right this second, one for outside workouts and boot camps and one pair for my indoor workouts and classes. Women’s choice for me!
For the minimalist in me I have WAY too many athletic shoes, but each has a purpose so it’s kind of necesary. My total is 4. Old, new, hiking, and indoor. I would love to relpace my runners though they are nearing the end of their life, so womens definately!
I’m new at this fitness thing, so I only own 1 pair of sneakers! I also have big and wide feet ( thanks to my 3 babies) so it’s extremely hard to find shoes that fit- I usually have to search the men’s section. New Balance are the ones I’ve found that fit me great. I’d love to have women’s shoes with girly colors for a change
Love the look of these new fresh foams!! I currently am only using one pair of athletic shoes, for indoor workouts, and I recently ordered a new pair that I am hoping I will like. I also have an older pair of sneakers that I use for walking (and playing outside with my little Olivia!) Could definitely use another pair of sneakers in the rotation 🙂 I would be thrilled to win a pair of women’s fresh foams! Great giveaway, a fun way to start the week.
Great giveaway! I currently own 1 pair of sneakers for running but do not have any other sneakers for indoor workouts, boot camp, etc. I am a physical education teacher so I live everyday in sneakers, but unfortunately I am not that teacher that has a bunch of different pairs, one for each day of the week. I have about 3 pairs that I will rotate throughout the week for school, but do not currently own a pair of bright new balance sneakers like these and would love to rock them at school! Women’s choice 🙂
I just signed up for Twitter, your giveaway brought me into modern times-thank you Athena! Now I just have to force myself to use it!
I have 3-4 pairs of sneaks. Unfortunately, I love new sneakers but my feet are so abnormally small I have to purchase kids size which don’t usually have the same great selection/colors. If I win, I will take the men’s shoes and give them to my hubby 🙂
I already follow fitness & feta on facebook
I already follow fitness & feta on twitter.
I also tweeted this giveaway!
I own two pairs of athletic shoes and would prefer to win the women’s. Thanks, Athena!
So excited for this 🙂 I have two pairs of athletic shoes you own I would prefer to win the women’s pair. Thanks!
I have about 5 pairs of athletic shoes but only 2 that I wear for working out-Jazzercise! I would be interested in a women’s pair…thanks for the giveaway!
I only have two pairs but I definitely need some new ones. I would prefer to win the women’s pair!
I own three pairs of athletic shoes and I would like the women’s pair! Thanks!!!
I own two pair of sneakers, but only one pair of cross trainers – a New Balance pair actually! Men’s pair FTW!
I have at least 10 pairs of sneakers…..but usually switch off between 2 or 3 at a time. Have not bought a pair of shoes specifically for running since I ran the marathon! I prefer the women’s pair. Thanks!
I follow you on twitter
I liked you on facebook too!
I own 2 pairs of sneakers right now. I’d like a womens pair.
I currently own two pairs of sneakers – a pair for training/running and a pair for walking to and from work. I have really bad feet but these fresh foams look super comfortable to run in! If I win, I’d prefer a women’s pair. Thanks, Athena!
I own 3 pairs. One are the ones I run in, a pair for daily life and one pair for cross training stuff. Id ♥ a new pair !!!! Id love the female ones but because of my giant feet – id newd the mens ones … story of my life lol 🙂
I follow you on FB and just started to follow you on Twitter but tweeted about this 🙂
This is ‘Elizabeth’ from earlier. I guess wordpress automatically logged me into my username. Sorry for the confusion! My Twitter name is cloverandlilac.
I would love to win the pair of women’s shoes! I currently only have 2 pairs of running shoes so in need of an all around good workout shoe I can sport at the gym! I also just liked you on FB:) Thanks and love your blog!
I own two! The pair I run in and then my pair for running errands in workout gear, etc. And I’d love the women’s!
And I’m a twitter follower!
Good workout sneaks are double the price here in Israel, so I would gladly welcome a new pair of women’s shoes! I currently have 3 pairs – a new(er) pair of brooks running shoes, an old(er) pair for backup and a pair of asics that I use for non-running. Thanks for offering this 🙂
I have two pairs I wear, but a few I can’t let go of like my orange/blue Nike IDs I made. I would definitely want the women’s pair.
I have 5 pairs of workout shoes plus a pair hiking boots and bike shoes! I would love to try a new pair of women’s fresh foam!
I’m a tiny bit embarrassed (but not really!) to say that I have over 20 pair of athletic shoes (probably only 10ish that I still were often!).
And, I would definitely want the women’s shoes – can always use more!!
I tweeted about the giveaway.
Hi. Currently I own three pairs of exercise shoes–2 are on their way out and should not be worn but they are comfortable but they just do not have the padding I need and well one is not holding together as well anymore.
I would love the women’s shoe.
**(FINGERS CROSSSSSSED)** I have 5 pairs of sneaks and want another women’s pair to add to my dwindling collection!
I follow you on twitter
..and like your facebook page
These look so so cool! Women’s for me please!
and tweeted here: https://twitter.com/nutcaseinpoint/status/437997543243255808
ps: is doesn’t say who the giveaway is open to, so I am hoping Canada is included.
pps: i never win giveaways!
I currently have 2 pairs of athletic shoes. One for work and one for the gym. I would love to have a pair of these work my work since I am on my feet all night working in the operating room as a surgical technologist. These would definitely help to make me feel not so worn out by the end of my shift.
A womens size 8 would be greatly appreciated
Pretty please let me win these
I have 4 pair. I keep them forever, because sounds like we have something in common (bunions). So painful – so when I find a shoe that fits, I keep it. I want to win the women’s pair!!
Found and liked your page on FB for an extra entry!
Looks like a great new line from New Balance!
I currently own 3 pairs of running shoes and would love to win the women’s pair. Thanks!
I only own two pairs of sneakers and am looking to get some more. They’re both running shoes so I’m going to get crosstraining shoes soon. I’d prefer women’s shoes 🙂
Currently, I have 2 pairs of athletic shoes. I for my rec hockey league and one for the gym
Tweeted as well. Link = https://twitter.com/ZdenoZ/status/438002783032078336
I already like you on facebook
liked on facebook as well.
1 pair Vivobarefoot, 2 pairs Saucony Kinvaras, 1 pair Shimano SPD spin shoes = 4!
I own two pairs. Men’s pair
Following Fitness & Feta on Twitter as @bfooduf.
I own 4 pairs of running shoes: 1 old pair of Nike’s and 3 pairs of Brookes Ravennas (2 of which are retired, but still in decent shape for non running activities!) I’d love a pair of women’s shoes to wear in the Beach Body Bootcamp and 321 Shred classes I teach 🙂
I have also liked your page on Facebook. Thanks!
I have five pairs, six if you count bowling shoes :). I want a women’s pair!
I follow fitness and feta on twitter!
I follow fitness and feta on Facebook!
I tweeted about the giveaway!
Following Fitness & Feta on Facebook.
I’d like to win a pair for my husband! He is currently awaiting a “go-ahead” from his doctors to work out again. (He was in a major car accident last June leaving him with multiple injuries.) He LOVES bright colored sneakers, and owns about six pairs. He was active in the gym 6 days a week for the past 5 years before the accident, and it’s killing him not being able to go! I’d like something to cheer him up with! 🙂
I have 5 pairs running sneakers but only wear one pair and they are in need of a replacement. Womens sneakers for me please.
Hi! I am a lifetime athlete with complicated feet – high arches, narrow heel, and a bunion that has finally thwarted my efforts to continue running beyond 2-3mi (sometimes less). After 3 yrs and 5 pairs of running shoes that i couldn’t really afford but bought bc i’m dying to run, again…ALL of them give me horrible blisters underneath the various degrees of callous around my bunion. I have tried inserts, taping, and creative first aid strategies, changing my gait, strike, stride, speed…nothing helps (a podiatrist/custom orthotics/surgery are out of my price range – i am a massage therapist). It doesn’t help that I live in Austin, where it is usually hot and any shoe feels like an oven. When not running, i do not get these blisters. PLEASE help me find a good shoe, if you can! It sounds like the fresh foams might be a godsend, and if i won, i would be happy with men’s OR women’s (i have not yet tried men’s shoes to see if they solve my problem bc i have such a narrow heel). Thank you for sharing your experiences and being such an inspiration. Please share any follow-up reviews about these shoes – especially regarding bunion comfort – if you wouldn’t mind.
I have 4 pairs of athletic sneakers and would love another pair (women’s please).
Hi! I’d love to win a pair of womens, these look so cute! I currently have 2 pairs of sneaks, 1 for cross-training and 1 for running .. Great giveaway!!
I follow you on facebook
I also follow you on twitter, tweet tweet!
Finally, I tweeted “Tweet the following: I want to win a pair of #FreshFoam 980s from @newbalance and @fitnessandfeta! http://wp.me/p1GYjo-3bj“
I currently only have 2 sneakers! 1 for running and everyday and the other for strength training at the gym. I would love a pair of the women’s to use as just my running shoes!
I follow you on twitter 🙂
And I also tweeted!
I own ZERO athletic shoes which is why I need to win a pair. 🙂 I would like the women’s
I own one pair of running shoes, Mizuno, and then one pair of “fashion” shoes, Nike Free. I also have a closet filled with old running shoes I can’t bear to part with but will never wear again
I own 2 sneakers; 1 for the gym/home workouts & 1 for when I workout outdoors. If I were lucky enough to win, I’d like a women’s pair.
I follow on twitter @justtellmewhen
I own 2 pairs of gym sneakers and id prefer to win the men’s sneaker
I have 1 for running and a new pair I just got to break in and 2 pairs for strength/bootcamp classes that I teach. I think I’ve also kept all my old shoes . . . let’s not count those. I’d love to win the women’s shoes.
followed on Twitter and tweeted.
WooHoo! I currently have about 4 pairs of sneakers I wear to the gym they are all pretty simple and similar from Nike and 1 Reebok. Haven’t ever worked out in New Balance before! They look pretty snazzy! I would love woman’s if I was to win 🙂
I currently have one pair. I finally pitched my favorite gym pair – it was time for them to go. They were Nike and I <3'd them! lol! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
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I like you on Facebook (Erin Ellis)
PS: I forgot to say that I would love a women’s pair in my first post 🙂
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Of course already like your page on Facebook! – Do not have a twitter thou :/
I follow you on Twitter (@fairyfractal)
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I would like women’s and I have 4 pairs of athletic shoes.
I follow F&F on twitter
I follow F&F on Facebook.
I probably have 4-5 pairs of athletic shoes, but only two in regular rotation. I’d love to win these– a women’s pair (I’m not sharing with the dude!)
I’m following you on twitter
I’d love to win a women’s pair. I’ve cut my wardrobe down quite a bit, so I just have two; one pair that I wear regularly, and another backup pair that aren’t nearly as comfy 🙂
I own 3 pairs but they all are falling apart and need replacing. I’d love to win a women’s pair.
I follow on Facebook.
I have one pair of athletic shoes. Wouldn’t mind winning a men’s pair.
Hello! I’m a new follower! And recently started healthy eating and regular exercise. What a great giveaway. I have three pairs. One for inside fitness, one for outside, and one older pair I love and haven’t given up! Women’s shoes 🙂
I own too many to know, ha. And I’d like a womans pair!
I like you on Facebook!
I follow you on Twitter
I have 3 pairs of athletic shoes and If I would like to win a a men’s pair.
following you on twitter as @iamdadtastic
shared this giveaway on twitter https://twitter.com/iamdadtastic/status/438340043250233344
I have 2 pairs of sneakers in my entry way — one for running; one for cross-training. I have a pair in my trunk and a pair in my boyfriend’s trunk, because you never know when you’ll need sneakers! And I also have 3 pairs in my closet for walking around the city/running errands. So that’s 7 total? Haha. And I’d prefer to wear the women’s sneakers!
I already follow you on Facebook 🙂
I already follow you on Twitter 🙂
I tweeted! @shannin_maureen
Currently I’m working with 3 pairs of athletic shoes. One pair for gym workouts and one pair for outside workouts (that desperately need replacing) plus a pair of barefoot runners for kettlebell class!
Followed on Twitter.
‘Liked’ your FB Page!
1. I own quite of few pairs of athletic shoes. Trainers, Zumba shoes, old running sneakers, newer running sneaker and a wore-in pair I used for hikes or other potentially muddy activities. 2. I’d like a women’s pair.
I follow F&F on Twitter!
I follow F&F on Facebook!
Great review! Really makes me want to try a pair! I currently have 4 pairs of women’s athletic shoes from saucony and asics, I rotate two and two are on their way out. I love to donate my “old” running sneaks to those in need through running clubs or shoe drives at races.
I like your facebook page
I follow fitness & feta on fb!
LOVE NB athletic wear & sneakers! Would love to win a pair in time for my first triathlon! 🙂
I only own about 4 pairs of workout shoes, which is why I need more! I would prefer a woman’s pair.
I follow you on Twitter (my handle is @athomp526)
I tweeted about the giveaway!
I “like” you on Facebook!
I own about 5 good pair of running shoes and try to recycle them as they deteriorate. I would get a women’s pair of sneakers.
I have two pairs now and desperately need a new pair.
I tweeted about the contest
I have 2 pair and they are so old. Only one is worthy of being seen in and they’re pathetic! Thanks for letting me enter Athena. You’re look great on you, but you’re a cutie anyway.
I follow Fitness and Feta on twitter as @tracysuz. I also forgot to say that I’d like the pair for women.
Thanks again…Tracy 🙂
I just tweeted here: https://twitter.com/tracysuz/status/438613110791077889
I think I have like 6-8 pairs of sneakers… #fitnessinstructorproblems I’d love a pair of the women’s ones 🙂
I “like” you on facebook
I follow you on twitter 🙂
I own 6 pr of running shoes-with maybe 2 of them still being worthy of a run.
I would like to enter for the mens shoe draw
I own one pair of athletic shoes! I’d love a womans pair!
following on twitter – stephcouponsxx
liked on facebook – Sents Saver
tweeted – https://twitter.com/stephcouponsxx/status/438763505760870400
I have one pair. I would like to get a women’s pair
I have one pair and would like to get one women’s pair. It looks great. Done for extra entries
I would like to get one women’s pair. I have one pair and I have done everything on twitter and facebook for extra entries
I would like to get one man’s pair. I have already a pair. I will do what I have for extra entries
I have one men’s pair and would really love to get another men’s pair. I have done everything for extra entries
I have an old pair of sneakers – desperately need new ones! I would love a women’s pair!
I own 3 pairs: one for running, one for crosstrainig/lifting, and one for everyday casual looks. I’d love a woman’s pair!
And I liked on FB!
I have 1 pair of fitness shoes. I’d love to win a woman’s pair!
I follow you on twitter as freefragments
I tweeted: https://twitter.com/freefragments/status/438894450165559296
love this question.. I own several pairs.. I enjoy matching my shoes to my outfits..
I currently own two pairs of athletic shoes but I mostly wear just one because the one pair is fairly old and worn out and not supportive at all. I’d prefer the women’s pair for myself, thanks!
I follow you on twitter
I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/HuggingItOut/status/439146714906103808
I follow you on Facebook
I own one pair of gym shoes and would love to win the women’s pair because mine are getting worn out from all my gym adventures!
I follow F&F on Twitter
I ‘like’ F&F on Facebook
these are so cool – id prefer womens
I Follow Fitness & Feta on Facebook.
I Follow Fitness & Feta on Twitter @mermont84
I have 2 pairs of athletic shoes. ! running shoe and 1 pair of sneakers. I would like a pair of men’s.
I have 3 pairs of athletic shoes: a pair for running, a pair for cross training, and a pair for hiking.
Am I allowed to say that I’d happily accept either M or W shoes?
Followed on Twitter 🙂 @Jillaolson
Tweeted, tweet tweet! @Jillaolson
Followed on Facebook
I only own one pair of sneaker, New Balance ones, actually and I am definitely in need of new ones. I’d like the women’s pair.
I only have 1 so another women’s pair would be great
I Follow Fitness & Feta on Twitter – @usnamom2014
Follow Fitness & Feta on Facebook – ellen casper
I own 1 pair of athletic shoes and I would love to win a women’s shoe!