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Womens New Balance 890v4 Running Shoe

Women's New Balance 890v4

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Women's NEW BALANCE® 890v4 :: Add more spring to your steps while enjoying improved comfort and support in the Women's New Balance® 890v4, the newest edition of a highly popular running shoe. Run spring-loaded in the newly designed platform that provides more toe propulsion, and secure more shock absorbency and stability from the updated crashpad. Plus, your feet will feel more comfortable and snuggly supported in the FANTOMFIT® upper that, along with the other improvements, makes the New Balance® 890v4 an update you won't want to miss. 6.6 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 foam: Innovative foam compound that provides the same responsiveness and durability of foams 30% heavier, offering a lightweight rise without minimizing construction or sacrificing underfoot cushioning or stability
  • FantomFit: A skeletally engineered upper that provides ultralight support and fit
  • No-sew material application
  • Blown rubber outsole
  • ABZORB crash pad
  • NBW2686
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Specifications:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  890v3

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Womens New Balance 890v4 Running Shoe
 
4.2

(based on 18 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (17)
  • Comfortable (15)
  • Breathable (14)
  • Cushions impact (12)
  • Fast (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (9)
    • Gym (3)
    • Walking (3)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        67% 

        (12 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        78% 

        (14 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (12), High arch (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (8), Gym rat (6), Casual/ recreational (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    Reviewed by 18 customers

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    1.0

    Long distance runner

    By Annapolis

    from Tulsa Oklahoma

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Fast
    • Great with Jeans
    • Lightweight
    • Really Cute

    Cons

    • Poor Cushioning
    • Wears Out Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Gym

    Comments about Womens New Balance 890v4 Running Shoe:

    I went into the NB store to purchase 1080's, and they were getting a new model and were out as they had already shipped back their old make. I ended up with a pair of these Revlites instead . I used them on a chat trail for their first 15 miles or so and thought they seemed okay. When I made my first road run with them on pavement (which was a 12 miler) I realized how much I was going to hate them and how quickly they were going to wear out. Of course I expected less use out of the revlite, but It became uncomfortable to run in after the first 100 miles was in in it. It just seemed like the cushioning properties of the rubber weren't holding up in the midfoot on the road runs. It was a much faster feeling shoe; I will give it that. The shoe runs true to width; however, the toe cage is cut closer to the toes purposefully. If you're used to the feel of other NB shoes like the 1080 and their trail shoe makes, you might not like this. I really hated it as I occasionally am missing some toe nails. This would be an ideal shoe for the gym and for smaller runs or 10ks. I think it's a horrible choice for a higher miliage runner. It's probably designed to be more of a race day shoe, but I found with the smaller toe cage I would not care to use it for a marathon either but would opt for the 1080 instead even though this shoe is much lighter.

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

    Unbeatable neutral cushion shoe

    By Jillness26_2

    from Virginia

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens New Balance 890v4 Running Shoe:

      890v4 has wider toe box than previous versions, which is a welcome change for me. I sized up a full size from my normal, non running shoe size and these fit perfectly.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • High Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      Not really a D width

      By iGoTheDistance

      from Rockwall, TX

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Narrow / Tight
      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens New Balance 890v4 Running Shoe:

      I consistently wear a D width in my running shoes because I have a wide forefoot and a narrow heel. I have several pairs of New Balance shoes and particularly wear the 1080 on a consistent basis. This was my first time trying an 890, even though I was assured by both New Balance and Road Runner Sports that the 890 was in the same line as a 1080 (neutral) and appropriate for me. When I received the 890, I was very happy with the look, and the shoe was lightweight. The cushion was less than my 1080s but still adequate. It took me a few runs to realize that my feet felt sore and crampy after running in the 890s and that it was the shoes as opposed to the difficulty of the workout or length of the run. I compared my 1080s to the 890s and was shocked to find that the 890s were probably 3/4 inch more narrow than my 1080s. The length of the shoe was fine. I chatted with a Road Runner Sports rep, and we both agreed that going up a full size or even a half size would make them too long. If you a truly a wide width, I would not go with these shoes. These are more for people with normal width feet. The regular width might be more appropriate for narrow feet. I was disappointed in New Balance!

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

      great for faster runs and MLRs!

      By dogtails

      from east lansing

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Fast
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Womens New Balance 890v4 Running Shoe:

          Love this shoe! I have high arches, but pronate in one foot, so I use a 3/4 insert with this shoe. With that said, this shoe lets my foot land naturally, and helps with keeping good form. Its lights and runs well on fast runs, and runs up to 14 miles. I haven't tried to take it longer but I am tempted!

          • Sizing:
          • Feels half size too small
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • High Arch
           
          5.0

          Great feeling on day 1 with 10 miler

          By Purple NB

          from Providence, RI

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Fast
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Womens New Balance 890v4 Running Shoe:

            My NB WR1400v2 wore out way too quickly but I loved that feeling NB gave me after spending so many shoes from other brands. I wanted to give this pair a try. Day 1, I logged in 10 miles with them and no blister, no uncomfortableness, just right feeling. Today, Day 2 of using them, I ran 13.1. I don't have a definite answer to my PR, but these shoes run faster than WR1400v2, I think. Compared to that pair, this pair has less cushioning. I believe it is also the way I run, these didn't give me 'dragging on the ground' feeling at all. I was a little worried since NB tends to wear out quicker than other brands, but I must say, these didn't need a break-in period at all. Which was a plus deal when I didn't have much time before the race day. It is very light and this pair are very breathable thus a little cold in the colder climate. I will definitely go for another pair.

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

            Like walking on air !

            By La Cubana

            from Torrance, CA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Walking

              Comments about Womens New Balance 890v4 Running Shoe:

              I bought these for my daily walking exercise. They are very comfortable and light weight. Like walking on air.

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

              This shoe is by far my favorite shoe

              By Lindsayevz

              from San Diego, CA

              About Me Gym Rat

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Great with Jeans
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Wears Out Quickly

              Best Uses

              • Walking

              Comments about Womens New Balance 890v4 Running Shoe:

              This shoe is extremely light weight and super cushiony. I bought this shoe for the gym but ended taking it with me to Chicago where I walked 5+ miles a day.

              Within having the shoe 60 days, the sole peeled off in the corner. I returned it and bought another pair because I am *hoping* it was a minor defect and won't happen again. I contemplate buying MORE of this pair because I'm worried they will be discontinued and the next version won't be this great!

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

              In love

              By Katie

              from NJ

              About Me Gym Rat

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Fast
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Narrow / Tight

              Best Uses

              • Pavement

              Comments about Womens New Balance 890v4 Running Shoe:

              I went back and forth a few times with the sizing on these. I am usually a 9.5-10 regular width. I finally wound up with the perfect fit with these shoes in a 10.5 and wide. I alternate between Nike Vomeros and Vibrams, and I was looking for something in between--lightweight but with a bit of cushioning. These are AMAZING. I wore them for a quick 4 miles right out of the box and they were super comfortable.

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

              Great Shoe

              By K2

              from Akron, OH

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Fast
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Womens New Balance 890v4 Running Shoe:

                The only negative I have is the sizing. I wear a sz 8 regular shoe and always wear a 8.5 in my running shoe. When the website recommends 1/2 size up, I never know if that is recommended from your regular shoe size? I ordered 8.5 and they were very small. I sent back and ordered a 9. They were still snug, but I decided to keep. I would probably go with a 9.5 if I had to do it over again.

                The shoe itself is wonderful. I run in minimal type shoes, but needed more cushion for roads. It is super flexible in the fore and mid-foot, allowing me to still have a natural stride. There is plenty of cushion in the heel, but does not get in the way like bulkier shoes. These are light weight, but still a high mileage workhorse. I also noticed that I am running 20-30 sec faster per mile with these shoes. It has been years since I've tried New Balance, they used to be heavy and stiff. I am very pleased with these shoes.

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

                A good pair of shoes so far!!!!

                By Rita

                from Los Angeles, Ca

                About Me Gym Rat

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • To New To Comment

                Best Uses

                • Walking

                Comments about Womens New Balance 890v4 Running Shoe:

                Used for walking and at the gym

                They are light weight and convertible

                Just got them,

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Great update!

                By Mmmsm

                from Tillamook, Oregon

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • There are none

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Womens New Balance 890v4 Running Shoe:

                I run 30 miles a week both on the treadmill and on the road the durablity is great (I have 200 miles on the first pair) and the light weight makes them a good long run shoe and a good race shoe.

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

                Solid, stable lightweight shoe

                By Julie

                from Iowa City, IA

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Fast
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Womens New Balance 890v4 Running Shoe:

                  This is a good solid shoe that is very lightweight, yet is surprisingly stable. The cushioning is distributed well, although I personally prefer more in the forefoot. The tongue is way overstuffed although it didn't bother me. The biggest negative was the very shallow toe box, which tended to beat my toes up too much. If you don't mind a shallow toe box and want something light, but with decent cushion, this is a good shoe to consider. The flexibility was very good as well.

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

                  Awesome running sneakers!!

                  By Bellamy

                  from Norwood, MA

                  About Me Gym Rat

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Fast
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gym

                    Comments about Womens New Balance 890v4 Running Shoe:

                    I run about five times a week, averaging 5-7 miles each run. I used to wear Nike, but the last three sneakers I bought for running have been New Balance and I am hooked.

                    Order these shoes as they suggest, a half size up. Overall they are super comfortable and although they're lightweight, they provide great support.

                    Would highly recommend!

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

                    Nice shoe

                    By Shoe Gal

                    from Trenton, NJ

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Good Arch Support
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Womens New Balance 890v4 Running Shoe:

                      True to size, lightweight some cushioning but not too much. I run about 10 -15 miles a week and so far I have found these to be comfortable.

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

                      Love this shoe from the first step

                      By Jill

                      from Roseburg ,Ore

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Fast
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Womens New Balance 890v4 Running Shoe:

                        I loved this shoe from my first mile in them .I was looking for a light trainer that I could wear on long runs up to 24 miles to track workouts .This shoes fits . I run 80 to 100 miles a week.

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

                        Great Improvements to the 890 v4

                        By MJ the Cross-Trainer

                        from Columbus, Ohio

                        About Me Gym Rat

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Gym

                          Comments about Womens New Balance 890v4 Running Shoe:

                          This is a perfect shoe to accommodate my high arches. It provides plenty of flexibility for neutral runners. The v4 is a little wider at the front of the foot than the v3, thus more comfortable for most feet, including mine. Great cushioning! Be sure to try this shoe 1/2 size larger than most others.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels half size too small
                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width
                          • Arch Type:
                          • High Arch
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          1.0

                          They messed this one up

                          By Runner for life

                          from Orlando, FL

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Horrible fit
                            • Looks Cheap

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Womens New Balance 890v4 Running Shoe:

                              I've been through several pairs of 890 v2 & v3. This is a completely different fit; they should have renamed the shoe. Why did they mess with the performance fit of the first three versions? This is a crinkly, noisy mess of a shoe. Gone is the slipper feel! Gone is the full ground contact. If the first 3 versions fit you, don't waste your time. This is another sloppy shoe for fat feet. Lets hope the nb1400 isn't a disaster too. I'm so mad at you, New Balance!

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

                              Love this shoe!

                              By SJB

                              from Baltimore MD

                              About Me Gym Rat

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Womens New Balance 890v4 Running Shoe:

                                Bought these the other day and have run in them twice. I am in love with them. I used to run in "barefoot" type shoes but had to switch to something with more cushioning. Love these because they are just as light as my "barefoot" type shoes but cushion the impact!

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

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