The New Balance 479 is a running shoe that was designed to be comfortable and stylish. The foundation has grooves that flow in the same direction as you walk or run, it also has a patterned cut in the foam to break with very little resistance for smooth transitioning from heel to toe. The N-durance heel crash pad is a rubber compound for maximum durability in high wear conditions. Premium blown rubber in the forefoot gives a soft ride and better flexibility along with the placement of the flex grooves which follow the natural flex pattern of the foot.
The mid sole is constructed using Acteva Lite Technology which is premium light weight foam with optimal compression properties. It is significantly lighter than standard foam. The Heel section is also outfitted with Absorb DTS Technology which is a Dynamic Transition System that combines absorb foam and absorb SBS to provide optimal cushioning and a smooth transition when the heel impacts the surface. The layering of Absorb foam and Absord SBS creates a durable long lasting system. For stability the TS2 medial technology is a multi-density support that enables a smooth transition once the heel impacts the surface to when the toe propels you forward. The New Balance 479 model offers multiple width bottoms to accommodate a perfect fit for any foot type.
The New Balance 479 design assures top comfort by implemening a collar foam that is installed in the topline collar with two densities. A soft foam in the collar closest to the skin and a hard foam behind to ensure that sneaker maintains its structure. On the side we continue to use the N-lock technology which is a combined locking and webbing mechanism that provides for an optimal support fit and security. Just above the mid-sole is the full length absorb strobe board insert that gives maximum comfort from heel to toe. Our sure lace system ensures an optimal fit and our high quality breathable mesh system ensures that air circulates properly while keeping your feet cool and dry. Reflectors have been applied on all sides of the sneakers to ensure full night time visibility. This will ensure your safety should you decide to jog at nights. Our phantom liner is an internal liner that is engineered with a unique lasting material that combines seams and panels for ultimate comfort. Within the phantom liner is our lightning dry technology which keeps moisture away from the skin even under the most intense conditions.
The New Balance 479 model is one of the first to incorporate such a sophisticated technology intended to give optimal comfort to the runner or walker. This technology will be the foundation for new developments that will continue to enhance comfort and ensure an optimal fit for any foot type.