'Test Run'

Posted on April 6, 2021 at 1:35 PM

Ever wanted to test your new running shoe before buying?
Well for five days only you can!

Global athletic leader New Balance is launching ‘Test Run’, a pop-up wear test centre that offers Sydneysiders the chance to experience New Balance’s latest Fresh Foam technology firsthand.

From 15 to 19 April 2021, New Balance will become one of the first major brands to allow the public to run in and experience their new Fresh Foam X v11 shoes before purchasing a pair.

Designed to cushion every step, every trail, every mile, Fresh Foam X is New Balance’s premium collection of ultra-cush, cloud-like running shoes. The Fresh Foam X v11 range has been engineered to help runners go further, providing a versatile and durable shoe.

Throughout the five days, everyone from seasoned running pros to newcomers to sport will be invited to head to the ‘Test Run’ pop-up in Centennial Park so they can trial a pair of the latest New Balance Fresh Foam X v11 shoes while going for a run in the park.

Upon arrival at the pop-up, friendly New Balance staff will help participants to find their perfect Fresh Foam X v11 fit before inviting them to head out for a run. Whether they’re planning a light 1km jog or a full 5km lap, runners of all fitness levels and abilities are encouraged to visit the pop- up to test out the shoes for themselves.

Each day of the activation, one lucky participant will win their very own pair of New Balance Fresh Foam X v11 shoes, while everyone who visits ‘Test Run’ will receive an exclusive discount code to make their next purchase a little bit sweeter.

Three new models within New Balance’s Fresh Foam X collection – the 1080v11, 880v11 and 860v11 – will be available for the public to trial at ‘Test Run’.


The New Balance ‘Test Run’ pop-up will be located near Church Grounds in Centennial Park, Sydney. The pop-up can be accessed via Darley Road (Govett St Gates).

Opening Hours:

The New Balance ‘Test Run’ pop-up will open at the following times:

- Thursday 15 April: 6am to 10am and 2pm to 6pm

- Friday 16 April: 6am to 10am and 2pm to 6pm

- Saturday 17 April: 7am to 3pm

- Sunday 18 April: 7am to 3pm

- Monday 19 April: 6am to 10am and 2pm to 6pm

About New Balance

New Balance, headquartered in Boston, MA has the following mission: Demonstrating responsible leadership, we build global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host. Manufactured in the U.S. for over 75 years and representing a limited portion of our U.S. sales, New Balance Made U.S. is a premium collection that contains a domestic value of 70% or greater. New Balance owns five factories in New England and one in Flimby, U.K. New Balance employs more than 6,000 associates around the globe, and in 2019 reported worldwide sales of $4.0 billion. To learn more about New Balance, please visit

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