Mens New Balance 890v3 Running Shoe

Men's New Balance 890v3

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Men's NEW BALANCE® 890v3 :: Get psyched that you finally secured the everyday trainer that's the ultimate in lightweight durability with the men's New Balance® 890v3. Snag superior fit with the updated upper that features new welded overlays, and coast through every step with the ABZORB™ crash pad for enhanced cushioning. It's the running shoe they'll be blogging about. 9.5 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:

  • Updated upper with new welded overlays: Provides superior fit
  • ABZORB® crash pad: Offers enhanced cushioning at impact
  • 8mm heel-toe drop: Offers every runner the ability to run more efficiently
  • Reduced weight
  • NBW2370
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Specifications:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  890v2

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Mens New Balance 890v3 Running Shoe
 
3.9

(based on 25 reviews)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (16)
  • Comfortable (15)
  • Fast (12)
  • Breathable (11)
  • Cushions impact (8)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (16)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      80% 

      (20 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      83% 

      (20 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (19), High arch (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (17), Casual/ recreational (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22)

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1.0

poor cushioning and no toe room

By Ted

from Doylestown, PA

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Poor Cushioning
  • Uncomfortable

Best Uses

    Comments about Mens New Balance 890v3 Running Shoe:

    Only want to run in New Balance. However, the narrow cut is just as other reviewers have said.. too tight! The toe box is WAY to small. The drop from back to front felt extreme. Cushioning in ball of foot is sorely lacking. Can almost feel every imperfection/stone in ground while running. Very disappointed.

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

    Second pair!

    By Charlie Bear Runs

    from Columbus, OH

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Fast
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens New Balance 890v3 Running Shoe:

      These are my daily running and training shoes, about 20-25 miles a week. I got my first pair in October 2013 and my second pair in July. I absolutely love these shoes. They fit right for me, aren't too aggressive, and are fairly light weight. Even at 6'1" 225, I might be bigger than most but the shoes are very durable. My old pair retired from running, but I still wear them around. The shoes did stretch out as they aged, so orthotics or thick socks will fit fine (hard winter). As a city dweller, roads are what I run on but these are suited for most conditions. I have long, narrow feet and some might not like the tight feel on the arch or top of the foot. Toe box is comfy.

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

      Great training shoe!

      By On-line shopper

      from Orange, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Fast
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Endurance Training

        Comments about Mens New Balance 890v3 Running Shoe:

        Marathon runner son loves these shoes to train in. This is his 3rd pair; all in different colors.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        2.0

        Too Narrow and Tight Toe Box

        By MSib

        from Belton, Texas

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Good Arch Support

        Cons

        • Narrow / Tight

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens New Balance 890v3 Running Shoe:

        Only want to run in New Balance. However, the narrow cut is just as other reviewers have said.. too tight! The toe box is WAY to small. I've NEVER wore high heels but my toes felt smashed together like I've seen from women in heels. I tried them for 60 days and had to return them. Got the 890V4. Same issue. Will try half size up or move to another shoe after 25+ years of running in NB!! Very disappointed.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too small
        • Width:
        • Feels too narrow
        • Arch Type:
        • High Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Solid shoe for the right runner

        By Crash Test Dummy

        from San Jose, CA

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Fast
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens New Balance 890v3 Running Shoe:

          This shoe got rave reviews from a lot of pro runners, but still has to fit your running style in order to be a great shoe. It is a solid shoe and can see why the reviews are so positive, but not quite the best shoe for me. It is very comfortable and fit is very good. The upper is supportive yet comfortable with fused lightweight overlays. It is really a quality built shoe and much thought was made to lighten the weight. Construction is very good. The fit just feels solid when you put them on and how a running shoe should fit, snug and comfortable.

          My main con is the cushioning, however to is solely due to my running style not fitting the shoe and not the shoe itself. Heel to toe drop says it is 8mm but felt more to me because of the substantial cushioning on the heel and less substantial cushioning on the forefront. To me, the cushioning has a firmer feel to it but I am a lighter weight (150lbs) and can see how if you are heavier the cushioning will feel different.

          After very few miles, the cushioning has noticeable compression wrinkles so i'm not sure on longevity of the shoe. I prefer a little more forefront cushioning and these felt a bit lacking in that area. Seemed to me that the cushioning was overweight on the heel and underweight on the forefront and more for a heel striker. The insoles were not best and I have replaced them quickly which should tweak it for the better.

          Super build quality and great materials. Given your running style it may be a great shoe.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          3.0

          comfortable for walking

          By Brian

          from Marriottsville MD

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gym

              Comments about Mens New Balance 890v3 Running Shoe:

              Were very comfortable to walk in. When running hurt my knees. I may be too heavy for neutral shoes, so moving to neutral + to see how they do.
              Thanks to Road Runner and their 90 day exchange plan.

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

              versatile, well-cushioned shoe

              By tdavism3

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Fast
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Endurance Training

                Comments about Mens New Balance 890v3 Running Shoe:

                This shoe is a great, all-around performer. Very responsive and well cushioned. Recommend ordering a 1/2 smaller than normal.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels half size too big
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • High Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                A good transition from a stability shoe

                By Bring on the hills

                from New Britain, CT

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Fast

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens New Balance 890v3 Running Shoe:

                  Love the look and feel of these running shoes. Very good neutral runners that will provide the gradual transition to minimalist shoes.
                  Trying to eliminate patellar tendonitis that has been cause by shoes with too much stability.
                  I have high arches and stability shoes just do not work properly.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  3.0

                  Disappointed

                  By Bob C

                  from Vineland NJ

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Narrow / Tight

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens New Balance 890v3 Running Shoe:

                  Loved the original 890 and ended up buying two pairs. They're no longer available so I upgraded to version #3. Way too narrow in the toebox, felt stiff and of lesser quality than the original. Wanted to love them but returned them instead.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels too narrow
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  1.0

                  Shallow Toe Box

                  By Bill

                  from Panama City, FL

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Uncomfortable

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Mens New Balance 890v3 Running Shoe:

                    I have used New Balance running shoes exclusively for over 20 years for everything from a 5K to a marathon. The two pair I purchased were very uncomfortable in the toe box. The width was OK but the depth was far too shallow for my size 10.5EE. I had to return both pair. Thank goodness for Road Runner's ease of returning.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • Average Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    3.0

                    Sizing

                    By BF1

                    from DR

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Mens New Balance 890v3 Running Shoe:

                          If you use Injinji socks buy half size up, it is very narrow in the toe box.

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

                          Great shoe thus far

                          By Fabdad

                          from Parker, CO

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Shoe For Supinators

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Mens New Balance 890v3 Running Shoe:

                            Not always easy for we 'supinators', under-pronators, aka bow-legged runners to find a shoe that supports & wears well. Just a few weeks into these, and they appear to be working out great for me. Light, good support, and wearing very evenly. 12-15 miles/week on sidewalks/asphalt mostly.

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels true to size
                            • Width:
                            • Feels true to width
                            • Arch Type:
                            • High Arch
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            3.0

                            Too much heel cushioning.

                            By Tabhunter

                            from Washington, DC

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Pros

                            • Fast
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Poor forefoot cushioning
                            • Too Much Heel Cushioning

                            Best Uses

                            • Walking

                            Comments about Mens New Balance 890v3 Running Shoe:

                            I bought these shoes because of the on-line reviews. After a few mid-range runs I have found them to be too heavy in the rear. The rear cushioning is great if you are a heel striker. However, if you are a mid-foot or fore-foot striker then these will not work for you. There is too little cushioning in the fore-foot of the shoe. The rear weight bias tries to force you to heel strike. I will use them for the gym and for walking as I cannot run comfortably in them.

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

                            Perfect Day 1

                            By Joe

                            from Martinsville, VA

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Pros

                            • Breathable
                            • Comfortable
                            • Cushions Impact
                            • Fast
                            • Lightweight
                            • Looks great

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Mens New Balance 890v3 Running Shoe:

                              Ran 4 miles to break in. Then a hard 9 miler. They felt perfect from day 1. No seam irritation. No pressure points. Just a nice cushioned gliding feeling. Looking forward to trying them in a speed workout.

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

                              Exactly what I had hoped for

                              By Old Half Miler

                              from Seattle, WA

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Fast
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Mens New Balance 890v3 Running Shoe:

                                Purchased for use on faster runs and tempo WO's - wanted something between trainers and racing flats- this shoe fits the bill nicely.

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

                                Nice Ride

                                By Dan

                                from Massachusetts

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Cushions Impact
                                • Smooth ride

                                Cons

                                • Narrow / Tight

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Mens New Balance 890v3 Running Shoe:

                                I selected a half size shorter than my typical size for Brooks and Asics. This was recommended from a Shoe Fit R from another website. I think the sizing is about right (a touch short) and a touch narrow (the 2E may be right call). I need to wear my thinnest sock with these. The ride is very good. I have been looking to replace my favorite Brooks Launch and this will do for now. These are a little lighter and a little less toe heel offset. The support for a neutral is good similar to the Launch. I would recommend these to my neutral performance trainer wearing friends.

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

                                Great shoe.

                                By Mike

                                from Washington, DC

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Mens New Balance 890v3 Running Shoe:

                                  Great shoe. Fast on the road and great at the gym. I didn't think these would work for me, since I have been running in Newtons for years, but they have been just amazing so far.

                                  • Sizing:
                                  • Feels true to size
                                  • Width:
                                  • Feels true to width
                                  • Arch Type:
                                  • Average Arch
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Very Comfortable-Very Light-Very Bright!

                                  By Big John

                                  from New York, NY

                                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Cushions Impact
                                  • Good Traction
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Pavement

                                    Comments about Mens New Balance 890v3 Running Shoe:

                                    Planning to run a marathon in November (8th overall) and needed new sneakers. I'm over 200 lbs and wanted something comfortable and light, since I'm not that fast and getting older. These sneakers have felt like nothing at all on my feet during training runs, so I couldn't be happier. Maybe they can help me run 26.2 miles in under 4 hours!

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

                                    GREAT SHOE!

                                    By Steve

                                    from Westchester Cty, NY

                                    About Me Gym Rat

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                    • none

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Mens New Balance 890v3 Running Shoe:

                                    Love this shoe. I'm an older (hate to say it...65) runner (about 160 lbs) who does about 30 miles a week at about an 7.5 MPH pace. After 3 knee scopings (all cartilage related) I was told not to run (no chance!)...these shoes have been terrific. They offer good cushioning and a semi-soft ride. They allowed me to transition from a heel to a mid-foot striker (these have a 7 mm drop). I have absolutely no knee pain. Because of my knee issues, I've been looking for shoes that were lightweight yet offered good cushioning. The 890v3 is the best I've tried (Brooks Launch, Asics Gel Neo 33, Saucony Cortana 2 - may they rest in peace). If you're a neutral runner looking for a well cushioned, lightweight shoe...this is it!

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

                                    Just Perfect

                                    By RunMonkey

                                    from NY

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Pros

                                    • Breathable
                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Cushions Impact
                                    • Good Arch Support

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Road Running

                                      Comments about Mens New Balance 890v3 Running Shoe:

                                      The sign of a great shoe is one you can lace up and forget they are there. The 890v3 is just an all around great shoe. Light enough for speedwork yet it has enough cushioning for long distance. I have been looking for a light weight trainer that doesn't beat up my feet for a long time now and these fit the bill quite nicely. I use them on pavement and on dirt trails with no issues. I'm going to but 2 more pairs before they chnage them!

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

                                      A Great shoe

                                      By MMMSM

                                      from Tillamook, Oregon

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Breathable
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Cushions Impact
                                      • Durable
                                      • Good Arch Support
                                      • Good Traction
                                      • Improved Toe Box
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Road Running

                                        Comments about Mens New Balance 890v3 Running Shoe:

                                        I run 40 miles + a week and these are the perfect shoes for me and I was worried about the upgrade as I had three of the version 2's. I am very pleased with the upgrade, it is even better than the V2's as the toe box is a better fit for me. I find I have just the right amount of forefoot cushioning and I will be buying more of them in the future.

                                        • Sizing:
                                        • Feels true to size
                                        • Width:
                                        • Feels true to width
                                        • Arch Type:
                                        • High Arch
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No
                                         
                                        2.0

                                        poor forefoot cushioning

                                        By RP

                                        from NY,NY

                                        About Me Avid Athlete

                                        Pros

                                        • Comfortable

                                        Cons

                                        • Poor Arch Support
                                        • Poor Cushioning

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Walking

                                        Comments about Mens New Balance 890v3 Running Shoe:

                                        I got this shoes after reading al the hype. My intentions were to use them as a tempo shoe and for longer runs, however after an 8 miler i noticed that my knees and quads were beat up. I gave them the benefit of doubt and tried them on a moderate 5 miler with some fartlek- more sore legs. this shoes although light and comfortable lack enough cushioning and protection for long distance training. i weight 130 pounds and have no major issues with injuries, but I feel that new balance needs to redesign this shoe with more forefoot cushioning otherwise i recommend them for walking around

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

                                        Improved!

                                        By Kickpike

                                        from Dallas, TX

                                        About Me Avid Athlete

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Breathable
                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Durable
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Road Running

                                          Comments about Mens New Balance 890v3 Running Shoe:

                                          Run 40+ miles a week in 890(v2). Really like the V3 adjustment to the tongue to decrease the thickness and the mild adjustment to the toe box width. Could still come in a little on the toe box, but nothing significant. Light enough for 5-10Ks, supportive enough for marathons.

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

                                          very light, comfortable shoe

                                          By The Beast

                                          from Brighton MI

                                          About Me Avid Athlete

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Breathable
                                          • Comfortable
                                          • Fast

                                          Cons

                                          • Poor Arch Support

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Road Running

                                          Comments about Mens New Balance 890v3 Running Shoe:

                                          great on the treadmill. lightweight .

                                          • Sizing:
                                          • Feels true to size
                                          • Width:
                                          • Feels true to width
                                          • Arch Type:
                                          • Low Arch
                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • Yes
                                           
                                          4.0

                                          Nice Middle Distance Trainer!

                                          By Gunfart

                                          from Thousand Oaks, CA

                                          About Me Avid Athlete

                                          Verified Reviewer

                                          Pros

                                          • Breathable
                                          • Comfortable
                                          • Cushions Impact
                                          • Fast
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Road Running

                                            Comments about Mens New Balance 890v3 Running Shoe:

                                            Looking for a shoe to replace my beloved Asics Neo33's and tried these on a Thursday Adventure Run, I was immediately hooked. There is plenty of wiggle room in the toe box and the ride is low and soft but not TOO soft. Do yourself a favor and try them on.

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

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