New Balance has made its mark in the fight against the coronavirus for front line workers, and now the footwear company is set to offer both an athletic face mask and one for the general public.
Boston-based New Balance joined the PPE effort in early March, switching its production, in part, from footwear to face masks for nurses, doctors and first responders. Since that time, the company said, it has produced more than 1 million face masks.
The mask consists of a combination of polyester and thermoplastic elastomer with a PU foam and nylon exterior.
Now New Balance is offering the NB Face Mask V3 for the general public, and an athletics-ready mask in the coming weeks, the company said.
“We are incredibly proud and humbled to do our part to help so many in our health care community by producing more than one million masks in the past two months,” Chief Operating Officer Dave Wheeler…