Without messing with the Fresh Foam X midsole and blown rubber outsole, the Fresh Foam v11 shines above the rest (and its predecessor) with its engineered double jacquard mesh for great breathability and soft, yet supportive fit across the foot. The heel counter is redesigned to take pressure off of the heel and Achilles while still providing the lockdown you've come to love with New Balance shoes over the years. The Fresh Foam X midsole continues to be the perfect balance (no pun intended) between soft and responsive and the rubber on the outsole grips great while holding up for hundreds of fun and enjoyable miles. Still one of the top daily trainers on the market, the 880 v11 should definitely be considered for a spot in your rotation. With the GTX edition, an engineered knit upper is enhanced with GORE-TEX® waterproof fabric to help protect feet from the elements.