Taking a major technical leap into marathon running, New Balance is launching the FuelCell RC Elite on  September 15. The shoe was designed with insights and data from New Balance’s most elite marathon runners, making the FuelCell RC Elite what it calls “the ideal marathon racer.”

In collaboration with those athletes, New Balance began working on the FuelCell 5280 mile shoe in 2017. It has taken learnings from the 5280 and applied them to this new marathon racer, building off the brand’s history of innovation in the racing shoe category.

The FuelCell RC Elite (MSRP: $225) is described as a prime road racing shoe for the marathon distance — it is a lightweight shoe and is the lightest FuelCell midsole compound, providing a soft and lively ride, highest rebound, and maximized efficiency.