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Running Shoe Review-New Balance 890 V7

New Balance 890 V7
New Balance 890 V7

*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.

New Balance 890 Running Shoe Review
New Balance 890 Running Shoe Review

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.

Running Shoe Review
Running Shoe Review

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.

New Balance 890 V7 Knit upper
New Balance 890 V7 Knit upper

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.

Perfect for tempo runs

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.

New Balance Running Shoe Review.

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.

Have you ever run in New Balance Running Shoes? What do you look for in a running shoe?

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13 responses

13 responses

  1. Oh, I am loving the looks of these kicks! My feet used to love New Balance, however, they have since become lovers of Nikes! I wouldn’t say straight up no to New Balance, that’s for sure -especially if PRETTY COLORS are involved (lol!).

  2. Cute.

    New Balance shoes don’t work for me for running. There’s something about the instep that just doesn’t jive with my foot.

    I do love that they have made their shoes lighter and more streamlined in recent years. I think it’s been a good move for their company.

    I prefer light shoes with a lower drop (8mm works well for me), a wider toe box and a snug instep. I do wear a stability shoe, so light and flexible is important and a little harder to come by. I also don’t love too much cushion – I prefer to feel the ground.
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  3. These look nice! I have never worn (or even tried) New Balance shoes, of any model. I also have narrow feet and have a tough time dealing with the wideness of the toe boxes (of all running shoes) now days…ugh! I’m glad I have some thick SmartWool socks to help take up the slack LOL I over-pronate, something chronic (so I’m usually in stability shoes), but I wonder if I could wear a neutral shoe for short distance, or speed work?
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