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December Launches

Cold weather may be on the forecast, but this lineup of new shoes is hot!


Cold weather may be on the forecast, but this lineup of new shoes is hot!

We compiled a list of our most popular shoe styles, with new models being released in December. If you have last year’s model of one of these best-selling shoes, you already know what makes them awesome, so we made sure to focus on what’s new for this year’s model. So, while it might be frosty outside, warm up your spirits with these new releases.

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New Balance 1080v8

The plush cushion from the New Balance 1080v8 is road running perfection. Building off of the success of the ultra-comfortable 1080v7, the 8th version of the popular 1080 updates both the upper and outsole. The upper is now made with engineered mesh and no-sew materials, making it more breathable and streamlined. The outsole, comes with re-configured flex grooves to improve traction and durability. The midsole moves from a convex pattern to concave geometric patterning on the outside, providing a softer landing in addition to a smoother ride. The New Balance 1080v8 still offers the Fresh Foam cushioning with the goal of keeping your foot comfortable and your stride light.


Nike Vomero 13

The soft and durable Nike Vomero you love is back with the 13th edition. Plush comfort is paired with a circular-knit upper that gives your foot a lockdown feel and lightweight ventilation, while giving the shoe a more streamlined look. Updated foam crash rail on the lateral side of the shoe acts as a cushioning device, for a smooth and soft transition with every step. A pressure-mapped outsole provides great cushioning, while encouraging an efficient stride through toe-off, keeping your feet happy mile after mile.

ASICS GT-2000 6

Asics GT-2000 6

One of the most popular shoes around, the Asics GT-2000 improves on what has made it so reliable, with the 6th edition. Now using lighter and more streamlined materials, the FluidRide midsole has been replaced with FlyteFoam to shed weight and provide more resiliency. The upper is now entirely seamless: Fewer overlays and no external plastic on the heel create a consistent and snug feel throughout the entire shoe. Ventilation along the inside of the midfoot gives extra breathability without detracting from the overall supportive feel. The Duomax support system and Guidance Trusstic System have been retooled for a smoother transition from heel to toe, making this new version the most fluid yet. Experience the new Ortholite sockliner inside the shoe today at your local JackRabbit running store!


Adidas UltraBOOST 4.0

The hottest shoe is here in its newest iteration. With a new, updated Primeknit pattern on the upper, the locked-down comfort fit you love just got better. Still packed with reliable Boost cushioning under your foot, the energy-returning power, yet soft sock-like feel, of the Adidas UltraBOOST 4.0 is present wherever you go.



Asics Gel-Nimbus 20

After 20 years, the Asics Gel-Nimbus continues to offer unparalleled and luxurious cushion. Lighter than the previous model, the gradient jacquard-mesh FluidFit opens the upper for a nice, spacious fit, while 3D-printed overlays keep you supported every mile. A snug fit on the heel collar keeps you secure while you bound along. The Gel-Nimbus 20 retains the same great rearfoot and forefoot Gel Technology Cushioning Systems of previous models. The impeccable bounce back of a FlyteFoam midsole, and a durable outsole, make your Nimbus 20 shoes long lasting.


Altra Superior 3.5

The Altra Superior 3.5 is the new and improved model from the popular 3.0 version. Once again, Altra has made a great trail shoe that keeps the essentials intact while providing a shoe made for the modern trail runner. Still present is the StoneGuard that can be removed or added, depending on your needs. The DuraTread outsole continues to give you great protection from the terrain and is durable for many trails. The upper has been refined and updated to make it more durable, keeping up with the trail-dominating style this shoe is known for.



Mizuno Wave Rider 21

The Mizuno Wave Rider is now more breathable and comfortable than ever. A breakthrough engineered mesh gives you the movement, fit and hold that you need. A softer heel counter and a premium sockliner provide a better step-in feel.


Saucony Triumph ISO 4

The Saucony Triumph now has a full-length EVERUN midsole to give you the comfort and flexibility you deserve from a great shoe. It retains the 8mm heel-to-toe offset, but overall 2mm less stack, putting your foot closer to the ground. The EVERUN midsole provides more return with less bulk, compared to previous models and other shoes with an EVA midsole. The engineered mesh on the upper adds to the dynamic and open feel, helping your foot spread out and soar on the road, or wherever you go.


Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18

The Brooks Adrenaline GTS lives up to its Go-To-Shoe name with the new 18 model. The new engineered mesh upper gives you a supportive fit with a streamlined look, while softer cushioning and increased flexibility help your foot do what it does best. Stability provided by the Progressive Diagonal Rollbar (PDRB) keeps you aligned every mile.

ON CLOUD (2018)

On Cloud (2018)

Comfort with clouds are in the forecast. The new On Cloud is as comfortable as ever but now has new features to propel you forward on your run. The On Speedboard extends all the way to the back of the shoe to transfer energy completely, while the “central channel” between the rows of clouds on the outsole has been widened and given an upside-down “Y” shape, improving durability and keeping out debris. The upper is now a single smooth layer, giving you more support and a cleaner look.


Saucony Guide ISO

With updates to an already stellar shoe, the Saucony Guide ISO expands on what has made this line a staple shoe. It now has the ISOFIT lacing system for a dynamic and supportive fit, giving you full movement with a lock-down feel. Improved flexibility and comfort are the new norms, and the Guide ISO delivers by continuing the 3mm EVERUN in the topsole. Additionally, a triFlex outsole in the forefoot gives you more flexibility on toe-off.

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