Who should buy the New Balance 890 v6
The sixth version of the New Balance 890 updates its design and technologies, making it an affordable yet reliable shoe. This running companion is ideal for you if:
- You want a long-distance running shoe that works with any type of footstrike pattern
- You prefer a cushioned running shoe that supports moderate to high arches
Updates to the New Balance 890 v6
- RevLite midsole delivers more support during long-distance runs
- TPU strips encourage a springier lift during the toe-off phase
- The rubber outsole permits a feeling of balance and control
- No-sew upper prevents irritation or any hot spots and provides a lightweight and breathable wrap
Podular design for guaranteed traction
The outsole has a podular design that covers all the areas of the sole unit that come in contact with the ground. This configuration ensures traction and balance.
Blown rubber shields the midsole from wear and tear. It has a reactive nature that adds a bit of bounce to each step. Moreover, it’s constructed to be flexible. The same outsole material is also used in the New Balance 990 v4.
Flex grooves allow the metatarsals to bend and move naturally, particularly when moving towards the toe-off phase of the gait cycle.
Heightened protection and support
RevLite is a lightweight foam material that aims to support the foot and carry it throughout the activity with ease. The 890 v6 features more of it to heighten impact protection, durability, and long-term comfort.
TPU inserts are placed between the midsole and outsole. These add-ons encourage propulsion, chiefly when lifting off the ground.
The upper unit of the New Balance 890 v6 makes use of engineered mesh. It has a cloth-like quality that is lightweight, soft, and flexible. Ventilation pores allow environmental air to enter the foot-chamber, thus keeping the foot cool and dry.
A no-sew construction is applied to the façade, which makes sure that the foot stays comfortable and free from irritation.
A soft fabric lining hugs the foot in a sock-like manner. It further staves off the potentially injurious effects of hot spots and fabric rubbing.
The tongue and collar are lightly padded. This design allows the shoe to hold the foot in place, preventing it from wobbling or exiting the foot-chamber unintentionally.
Flat laces make up the central lacing system. They snake through eyelets that are reinforced with stitches and printed overlays. They even go through a loop on the tongue unit to keep it in place. An extra pair of eyelets are added near the collar to enable a snugger heel fit when it is needed.
A strip of synthetic material is stitched onto the back of the shoe. The goal of this material is to help in securing the heel and keeping it steady. It also has a shiny texture that allows the runner to be seen in low-light conditions.