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  • Terrain


    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
  • Weight
    Men: 8.6oz
    Women: 8.7oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 8mm
    Women: 8mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Heel height
    Men: 23mm
    Women: 23mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 15mm
    Women: 15mm
  • Width
    Men: Narrow, Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Mar 2015
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83 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

  • 86 / 100 | LaMontage Photography | Level 2 expert

    Get them because they're good shoes.

  • 85 / 100 | Men's Health Singapore | Level 1 expert

    I like the weight of it. It's light. It feels like a lightweight trainer, yet it offers you quite a reasonable amount of cushioning.

  • 82 / 100 | Solereview | Level 5 expert

    Hence in theory, the 890 should vaguely sit between a 980 Fresh Foam and a 1500 V1, along with some speedster leaning, correct? This seems like a legit line of thought, unless we've tied ourselves in confused knots. New Balance's description of the 890 - 'built to withstand fast' is a nod to our thinking too.

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  • The New Balance 890 v5 only have very minimal changes. One of the minor update is in the upper. It comes with an improved upper that delivers breathability and comfort. It also has a new lacing system and improved tongue.
  • The updated version also features an improved cushioning. It has a softer forefoot and heel cushioning for a well-cushioned, responsive ride.

Due to the minimal changes in the 5th version of the New Balance 890, the fit and sizing is still identical with its predecessor. It is still available in standard sizing. The midfoot and heel area offers a snug fit. The shoe is available in both medium and wide widths.

The outsole of the New Balance 890 v5 uses a durable blown carbon rubber, which is also present in the NB 890 v6. It delivers enough amount of traction while running on the road without affecting the shoe’s cushioning and the responsiveness.

This New Balance shoe uses the RevLite midsole that is much lighter compared to the traditional midsole foam yet, it delivers durable and responsive cushioning. The RevLite is also present in the popular New Balance 990 v4 running shoe.

The RevLite works perfectly with the brand’s ABZORB cushioning system that gives excellent shock absorption for a more responsive ride.

The upper of the New Balance 890 v5 is still breathable because of the open mesh covers. It keeps foot cool and dry. The no-sew upper offers soft, irritation-free and secure fit. The upper built functions efficiently with the Fantom Fit that delivers a lightweight supportive fit.