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.

New Balance Fresh Foam 980s

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!

New Balance Fresh Foam 980s

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.

New Balance Fresh Foam 980

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?

New Balance Fresh Foam 980

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.

New Balance Fresh Foam 980

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).

Fresh Foam 980 Giveaway[Source]

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:

  1. Follow Fitness & Feta on Twitter.
  2. Follow Fitness & Feta on Facebook.
  3. 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.