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Mens New Balance 890v2 Running Shoe

Men's New Balance 890v2

Item #NBA1520
MSRP:$109.95
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Product Description:

Men's NEW BALANCE® 890V2 :: You won't believe how light the men's New Balance® 890v2 feels. Get as much response and cushion as the previous model with a lower profile and more efficient run connection. Feel more connected to the road with an 8mm heel-to-toe drop, down from 12mm! Feet stay cool with a more breathable upper. 9.0 ounces

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:

  • REVLite Midsole: Ultra lightweight with superior cushioning that disperses impact forces
  • No-Sew Material Application: Enhance fit charateristics
  • Full-Length ABZORB strobel board: Additional layer of cushioning under foot from heel to toe
  • Ndurance rubber in heel area: Maximum durability in high use wear area
  • Blown rubber forefoot outsole: Provides softer yet responsive feel
  • Dual Density Collar foam: Snug yet comfortable heel fit
  • OrthoLite insert: Provides excellent cushioning while maintaining durability
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Specifications:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  890

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Mens New Balance 890v2 Running Shoe
 
4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (11)
  • Comfortable (9)
  • Breathable (6)
  • Arch support (5)
  • Cushions impact (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road running (11)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (13 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      92% 

      (12 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • High arch (7), Average arch (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (7), Casual/ recreational (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Great Shoe-from a big guy

By Big Guy Road Runner

from Texarkana, AR

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable
  • Fast
  • Feel great
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens New Balance 890v2 Running Shoe:

    This shoe is wonderful-I was a dedicated Nike Lunarglide guy-put over 500 miles each on V1, V2, & V3 as I am 5'8" and 193 lbs and run at least 30 miles/week. I decided to try the 890V2's due to it being lighter. The shoe is great and FAST. I did my best 1/2 (5th) on 2-19-12 at 1:41 and my best marathon(2nd) on 3-4-12 at 4:02. I feel great running in this shoe and it wears well as I have 162 miles on my first pair and they are fine. I guess it is the lower heel to toe drop that I like. No injury/soreness issues. Big guy approved!! Get 1/2 size bigger. My foot is 10 1/2 and I wear 11.

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

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great sequel

    By Brian

    from San Diego, CA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Fast
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens New Balance 890v2 Running Shoe:

      Great shoe. I have the original 890 before and this one has a little more stability. I had an ankle issue with the old 890 and with this one it has gone away.

      There are other good shoes out there, but few as light as this one.

      • 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 Toddzilla

      from Orlando, FL

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens New Balance 890v2 Running Shoe:

          After trying many, many shoe brands, I've finally found the holy grail for me. Light weight, right amount of cushion and a nice ride. I ran a half marathon right out of the box, no break-in needed. Buying a second pair.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Low Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Great all around shoe

          By tallbrad

          from seoul

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Cushions Impact
          • Light
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Arch Support

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens New Balance 890v2 Running Shoe:

          This has become my go to shoe. It has enough cushion for me and I am a big guy 6'5 190. It is still light and responsive enough to feel the road.

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

          Why didn't I buy them long ago

          By Too many shoes

          from Ridgecrest, CA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Good Arch Support
          • Good Traction
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens New Balance 890v2 Running Shoe:

            Excellent lightweight shoe with good flex. Good for distance runs.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Great shoe

            By dfasf

            from Albuquerque,NM

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Arch Support

            Cons

            • Little Loose In The Back

            Best Uses

            • With Orthotics/Inserts

            Comments about Mens New Balance 890v2 Running Shoe:

            Great for orthotic inserts

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            decent training/racing shoe

            By Justin

            from Madison, WI

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens New Balance 890v2 Running Shoe:

              All in all, a good training shoe for those looking for lightweight trainers. I'm 5'11", 140 lbs(so I cannot say anything about responsiveness for a heavier runner) but ran 80-90 miles/wk in them for a few months without problems, and I still train in them but rotate with other pairs of shoes.

              Additionally, but not as important: you will get comments like, "Nice shoes!" frequently if you get the brightly colored V2s.

              The only negative is that the sock liner "insole" they come with isn't anything special, like with most other shoes. Replacing with a more supportive one is a good idea.

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

              New Balance 890

              By Fear the Reaper

              from Phila Pa

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Walking

                Comments about Mens New Balance 890v2 Running Shoe:

                I use them for walking and the Bowflex very
                Comfortable

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

                Great shoe

                By Chrisbauerwrat

                from Ann arbor

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens New Balance 890v2 Running Shoe:

                    Great for short to long runs. Used for speed and distance

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels too narrow
                    • Arch Type:
                    • High Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Great balance

                    By Old School Runner

                    from Nashville, TN

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens New Balance 890v2 Running Shoe:

                      Two years ago I started back running after a 10 yr plus lay off. I began running with Mizuno Wave Rider, but they caused major knee pain. I switched to NB brand and initially started with the 880V2 which is no longer made. I purchased the 890V2 and it has been the best running shoe I have used to date. It's very lightweight and handles well on wet pavement. It is a neutral shoe, but has a great balance of cushion and stability. I average 20+ miles per week and my knees are feeling great! Highly recommend this shoe for the avid runner.

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

                      I love this series of shoes!

                      By OldironKen

                      from Windsor, CT.

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Durable
                      • Good Arch Support
                      • Good Traction
                      • Lightweight
                      • Wide Width Available

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Mens New Balance 890v2 Running Shoe:

                        I am on my 4th pair of the 890 series shoes. The 1st 3 pairs were the original 890 and i got well over 1,700 miles on them. I bought the 890 v2 6 weeks ago and have over 150 miles them so far. I knew in the first couple of miles that they are as good as the originals. And i like that the heel drop is now 8mm instead of 12. I wear 11 2E's and they feel great on my feet, i run mostly road and a little single-track trail from time to time. I just ordered another pair of the V2's to hide under my bed so i have them when this pair is finished.

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

                        My new favorite shoe!

                        By Mike

                        from San Diego

                        About Me Gym Rat

                        Staff Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Durable
                        • Fast
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Mens New Balance 890v2 Running Shoe:

                          Been running in the Wave Rider for years, but the last couple of models weren't making the grade. Felt lost for a while, until I came across the 890v2's. Love the lightweight, 8mm drop ride. Just bought 2 more pairs after going 300 miles in my first.

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

                          Fast, Forgiving Lightweight Trainer

                          By Geezer Jock

                          from Salt Lake City. UT

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Pros

                          • Fast
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Mens New Balance 890v2 Running Shoe:

                            This is a great lightwight training and race shoe. It feels surprisingly fast. Reduced heel height works great. I use it for all my speedwork and races and find that I have less soreness than with the Brooks T7 raing flats I used to race in. This is a lightweight shoe that would be comfortable for everyday training. Highly recommended!

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

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                            New Balance 890 v2 Video Description:

                            You are entitled to great information, and that what you'll hear on Shoe Dog's morning radio talk show. You'll learn if the New Balance 890 v2 running shoe is just as nice to workout in as it is to run in, what the 8mm heel-to-toe drop will do for your runs, and why you'll be thirlled with the fit. And remember, at Road Runner Sports, you get the ultimate test run, a 90 day wear 'em and love 'em guarantee. Go ahead, run in your new 890 v2's for three months, if you don?t love them, send them back and we?ll find a pair you?ll love!

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