|Update:||New Balance 890 v7|
|Weight:||Men: 8.6oz | Women: 8.7oz|
|Heel to toe drop:||Men: 8mm | Women: 8mm|
|Arch type:||High arch|
|Strike Pattern:||Midfoot strike|
|Heel height:||Men: 23mm | Women: 23mm|
|Forefoot height:||Men: 15mm | Women: 15mm|
|Release date:||Mar 2015|
|Width:||Men: Normal | Women: Normal|
|Colorways:||Blue, Green, Grey, Pink, Purple, Silver|
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83 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews
Get them because they're good shoes.
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.
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.
- 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.