Blaze your own trail in the men’s 978 trail walking shoe. Leading with some of the New Balance best trail technology, this adventure companion features a durable Nubuck leather upper that forms a protective barrier around your feet, given flexibility by a gusseted tongue that allows for freedom of movement. The lower unit features ABZORB responsive midsole cushioning, a 3/4 Rock Stop plate for added protection against roots and rocks, and a Rollbar posting system to help reduce rear-foot movement. Last but not least, Gore-Tex® material on the upper helps resist water while letting your feet breathe.
- Dual-density Collar uses both a softer density foam against the foot for cushioning, and a firmer density foam for support
- Durable hardware
- Gusseted tongue sewn in place to keep debris out for midfoot protection
- Nubuck leather upper
- Polyurethane insert provides excellent cushioning for all-day comfort
- Solid rubber outsole
New Balance is proud to be the only major company to make or assemble more than 4 million pairs of athletic footwear per year in the USA, which represents a limited portion of their US sales. Where the domestic value is at least 70%, they label their shoes Made in the USA.