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Full-length ABZORB strobel board
MR890-Synthetic and mesh-Lace
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I'm a 48 year old male and run 35 miles per week. I moved from a neutral cushioning New Balance 759 shoe into the 890. They are definitely light and my speed improved an average of .2 MPH, which is pretty substantial. They fit well, nice and snug in the midsection with still some room in the forefoot. True to size if you own any NB products already.
Of course, that lightness comes at a cost, and that's in the form of less padding. Some doctors and running experts are now saying that less padding is actually better for you but, even if true, you might want to ease into running with these if you're weekly mileage is high. I noticed some aches and pains when I started with these and had to back off for a while.
Style-wise, I'd like to add that these shoes are different than other running shoes. Specifically, the uppers are made of a thinner, simpler material and the sole seems simpler too. Hate to say it, but the construction comes...
These are my first pair of New Balance running shoes. I'm fairly new to being a regular runner and before these always ran in Nike's, specifically LunarGlides and LunarGlide 3's. I thought those were good shoes for me and wanted the convenience of the built in Nike +. However, after continued knee/leg pain I started to look at other reviews and do more research. It turned out that they weren't the best shoes for me, as I have high arches and mildly over pronate. I was not hoping to spend too much, yet wanted a good shoe. I was hoping for comfort, support, and adequate cushioning. These MR 890s are perfect. They seem extremely light, yet provide plenty of support. For under $60, they are definitely worth the money. I haven't had them too long (only about 50 miles), so I can't comment on the longevity of the shoes. However, I did run my first half marathon in them and they were great.
Why did new balance stop selling these? Makes no sense... Just push out new looks the design was perfect.
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