New Balance will be rolling out a new shoe feature later in 2009 called Stabilicore. Stabilicore is a medial support system that provides an extremely smooth transition from heel strike to toe-off. It is made from an injection molded engineered thermoplastic that offers a great deal of precision and consistency. Unlike foam posting systems it provides a continuous range of stiffness for optimal transition.
Stabilicore will be replacing TS2 Medial Posting technology. Traditional compression molded posts are difficult to control and therefore require a great duel of quality control. Our first goal for this project was to create a stability device that provided as good pronation control as the existing TS2 system but could be made more consistently than the current posting system. New Balance wanted to engineer a post that had a continuous transition vs. a single density post or double density post. Stabilicore as a component is just as attractive as the previous TS2 component as well as competitor’s components. Stabilicore has been engineered to easily be applied to any style shoe such as training, walking, tennis and running.
Moving forward Stabilicore technology will provide some much needed benefits to the running industry. Stabilicore offers exceptional pronation control and can be designed to provide support fro mild pronators, and over pronators. A continuous range of support, and consistency were also major factors in the decision to move forward with a more advanced posting technology.
This feature will be added to stability shoes such as the 850, 760, and 1220 series. It will debue in the upcoming New Balance 850 (update from the 859) and the New Balance 1225 (update from the 1224). Videos will be posted as they are available.