New Balance 890

New Balance 890

Light, comfortable, and great cushioning are all good descriptions of the New Balance 890. The 890 continues a trend spawned by the barefoot running craze to bring light weight shoes to market. I decided that I wanted to know what the 890 would do for an overweight, middle age guy like myself. I had some real questions as to whether or not this light weight shoe was durable and supportive enough for me.

The New Balance 890, however, is a new venture for the shoe company. In the past New Balance has been known for its heavily cushioned, heavy shoes. While still considered part of “neutral cushioning” category of shoes, the New Balance 890 only weighs 9.5 ounces through its use of the innovative REVlite midsole.

For the fashion conscious the shoe comes in several different color options including tie dye, rainbow, and a special Boston Marathon edition.

My Experience with the New Balance 890

On the first rainy morning I tried out the 890’s I decided to head to the gym. I loved the shoes on the treadmill so much that I began to wonder why I had been wearing heavy cushioned shoes for the last 20 years. I thought the cushioning was great and I did not feel like my knees were being pounded.

The next day was rain free so I hit the road in the early am for a run before work. Having run 30-50 miles per week for more than 30 years I have pounded my knees pretty good. In the second half of my 5 mile run I really came to appreciate my heavy, cushioned New Balance 990.

I like the New balance 890 for short runs of 2 miles or less outside, on the treadmill, or for a long walk. I also find that they are great for long treks through airports or when I am in a new city and want to go exploring. Their light weight and less bulk makes the New Balance 890 easier to pack than the company’s bulkier, heavier shoes.

Team New Balance Athlete Videos – Jenny 890 from Luke Perkins on Vimeo.

Jenny talks about the New Balance 890

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