*Disclaimer: I was sent a pair of the New Balance 890 V7 Running Shoes for my review. All opinions expressed here are my own.
My first thought upon taking the New Balance 890 V7 Running shoe out of the box was, “Wow! This shoe is so light!” I have used this shoe for runs up to 6-8 miles, for base runs, tempo, and threshold runs.
The New Balance 890 v7 is a women’s neutral cushioned running shoe. It features a 6mm drop. The midsole is made of New Balance’s signature REVlite which keeps this shoe very light. The shoe weighs 5.6 ounces. The New Balance 890 V7 comes in both standard and wide widths. This shoe retails for $119.99.
While being super light this shoe offers nice support and fits snugly around the instep. The tongue is anchored by a pair of lightweight stretchy bands that anchor the tongue.
This helps to provide a nice fit for my narrower foot. The stretchy heel cups nicely and holds my narrow heel in place with each foot-strike.
I love the aesthetics of this shoe. It has a knit upper without much extra rubber on the outsole. This is also what makes the shoe so light. It comes in several pleasing color combinations including Crystal with Dark Agave & Bleached Lime Glo which was the color combo of the pair that I received.
While this shoe offers nice support for short runs including tempo and threshold runs I think that I would prefer a more highly cushioned shoe for my longer runs such as the Fresh Foam 1080. This shoe is perfect for half marathon training on my shorter run days. The New Balance 890 V7 is perfect for road running. It is so light you will feel like you are flying!
Overall I love this shoe especially when I am out for shorter training runs. I am considering whether or not I will wear this shoe for my upcoming Half Marathon.