Article by Ivan Luca Corda, Jacob Brady, Derek Li, Jeff Beck, Adam Glueck, Renee Krusemark, and Sam Winebaum
New Balance FuelCell Lerato ($225)
Jacob: The Lerato is brand new release in New Balance’s FuelCell line which uses the same soft, light, midsole formula as in the RC Elite and Rebel v2, and it includes a carbon plate! Exciting stuff. The Lerato is dramatically different from the plated FuelCell TC and RC Elite as well as every other shoe in the FuelCell line.
The Lerato is a highly stylized, luxury-style, maximal trainer. It is a high-quality running shoe, but not a performance-first shoe. The Lerato blends New Balance premium construction and classic style of the daily wear 990 with a modern foam and leg-saving carbon plate leading to quite a unique shoe. How does this fashion-meets-performance shoe run? Let’s get into the details.