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Womens New Balance 890 Running Shoe

Women's New Balance 890

Item #NBA1501
MSRP:$99.95
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Women's NEW BALANCE® 890 :: Quick--what do you have in common with a gazelle springing across the African savanna? Answer: You're both extremely light on your feet! Of course, in your case it's because you've just slipped on your women's New Balance® 890s. Your runs will be more comfortable, thanks to an infusion of REVlite foam, an innovative cushioning material that provides both superior durability and extra responsiveness. Your feet will notice the difference! Now, get your gazelle on and get out there. 7.6 ounces

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Category Type:

NEUTRAL [?]
If you have high arches and need minimal support, Neutral shoes are right for you. Your feet will guide themselves more naturally through each step for your perfect running gait. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Your feet will feel lighter thanks to the New Balance® 890s weight: only 7.6 ounces
  • Let your feet breathe easy with uppers crafted from a careful mix of mesh and durable synthetic materials
  • Experience superior cushioning without added weight with forefeet made from blown rubber Float during your runs with REVlite midsoles that are 30% lighter than other foams, and work hard to evenly redistribute your weight on impact
  • Feel a snug, secure fit with a collar made from dual density foam that cradles your heels
  • Enjoy another layer of comfy, lightweight cushioning with OrthoLite® inserts
  • Support your feet with high-tech ABZORB® in the heel and midfoot that absorbs shock and provides stability
Product NBA1501 Review

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  • Country of Origin: United States

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Womens New Balance 890 Running Shoe
 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (10)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Breathable (9)
  • Cushions impact (7)
  • Fast (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (5)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        70% 

        (7 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        91% 

        (10 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (7), High arch (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (6), Gym rat (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love these shoes!

    By sheltieinks

    from Kansas

    About Me Gym Rat

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Fast
    • Good Arch Support
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gym

      Comments about Womens New Balance 890 Running Shoe:

      I love these shoes. I have a wide foot and a high arch. I also have had plantar faciitis and wear orthotics. I wear these running in the gym and also outside on the bike trail. They are so lightweight that I feel that I am moving faster.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • High Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Shoes EVER!!

      By Christy

      from Ohio

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Arch Support
      • Good Traction

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens New Balance 890 Running Shoe:

      I have a neuroma on my left foot. For 10 years I have worn uncomfortable shoe inserts. With these shoes I do NOT have to use those gawd awful inserts. I can run or walk in these for miles and miles with absolutely no neuroma pain at all. I haven't been able to do that for over 10 years! I did buy the wide width but they don't feel wide at all. I have 2 pair and I'm planning on buying another pair soon. I love these shoes!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Shoe!

      By PKW

      from Central Ohio

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Fast
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Womens New Balance 890 Running Shoe:

        I run about 17-28 miles per week and just love these running shoes. I have always been a new balance fan and must say I am thrilled with this product. They are so light and it was a very easy transition into these shoes. Shoe laces must be double tied to stay tied-only negative.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Bliss at last

        By Jane Bond

        from Guilford, CT

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Fast
        • Good Arch Support
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Womens New Balance 890 Running Shoe:

          As a large-framed endurance athlete and heavy heel striker, I always thought I needed heavily cushioned, structured shoes. No! These shoes are the best thing that ever happened to me. I love to put them on and run - short, long, in between. I feel amply cushioned and supported, but heel strike and tire much less easily in these sneaks. Hint: A guy at the running store showed me a trick for looping the end of the laces under themselves and then tying - they stay put this way. Or change out the laces to elastic ones? And yes, I bought my "normal" size, not a half-size up as with all other running shoes.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • High Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good shoe but not for me

          By runnerchick622

          from Schaumburg IL

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Good Arch Support
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Cushioning

          Best Uses

          • Walking

          Comments about Womens New Balance 890 Running Shoe:

          I think these shoes are comfortable but they are not right for me. I love the fact that they are lightweight, but I am a mid/forefoot striker and in my opinion there isn't enough cushioning in the forefoot for that type of foot strike. They are nice to walk around in and look good with jeans though.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Not the shoe for me...

          By lmhdds

          from Sidney, NE

          About Me Gym Rat

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Narrow / Tight
          • Uncomfortable

          Best Uses

            Comments about Womens New Balance 890 Running Shoe:

            I have been a New Balance fan for many years and am ready for a new running shoe. I decided to try these for their minimal-ism. I have average size and width feet but these feel narrow for me. I usually wear a size 8 shoe and followed the advice and ordered an 8 1/2. They slip in the ankle area and feel too puffy in the collar area. It feels like they put pressure on the ball of my foot and like they are folding my foot lengthways. So, I will be returning them.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too small
            • Width:
            • Feels too narrow
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Lightweight, cushioned & breathable shoe

            By Ziggy's Mom

            from Tacoma, WA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Traction
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Womens New Balance 890 Running Shoe:

              Let me first say that I'm a beginner when it comes to running. Compared to shoes I've used in the past (mostly Asics) these are very lightweight, have very good cushioning (especially in the heel) and allow your feet to breath easily. I think the traction is very good, however, I noticed when standing on wet pavement I could easily slide my foot back and forth. I did not feel any slipping when running though. Overall, very good shoe.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The 890 has it all.

              By BSTW

              from Huntington Beach, CA

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Durable
              • Fast
              • Good Arch Support
              • Good Traction
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Womens New Balance 890 Running Shoe:

                This shoe almost forces you to run faster. The light weight is noticeable at first step. Toe box is sized just right. Not too tight. Not too loose. I have been a runner for over 25 years and this is the first perfect shoe I have found. Must double tie the laces.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • High Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Wow! I'm amazed!

                By Mighty Maria

                from San Diego

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Staff Reviewer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Fast
                • Good Arch Support
                • Good Traction
                • Great with Jeans
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Pavement

                  Comments about Womens New Balance 890 Running Shoe:

                  I'm amazed at the incredible cushion in this shoe and yet it is so light! I swear I was faster just because the shoe was so much lighter than my old shoes.

                  Keep it up New Balance - you have a winner!

                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Great Shoe

                  By Beth

                  from Atlanta, GA

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Fast
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Pavement

                    Comments about Womens New Balance 890 Running Shoe:

                    The 890's are one of the best shoes I have run in from New Balance. I run 30-35 miles per week and they have been very comfortable and have provided excellent cushioning. The only negative is that they seem to run a little big. I normally run in a 6.5 but my foot was moving around too much so I returned them for a 6 and they are perfect! Also, I have to triple knot them becuase the laces come untied very easily. Aside from those 2 issues, the 890's are great!

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels half size too big
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • Average Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Light & Cushy!

                    By Gym rat

                    from NY, NY

                    About Me Gym Rat

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Fast
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gym

                      Comments about Womens New Balance 890 Running Shoe:

                      I use this for walking & working out at the gym. they are great to carry in my gym bag since they are so light! I also live in NYC, so I walk a lot: this help with that & helps when i am running to catch a bus. I have a black one that's also quite cute. Looks good with jeans.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels half size too big
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • High Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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