Working at an athletic wear and shoe-store during most of my 20s was life altering. Previously I didn’t put much thought into what went on my feet but suddenly I found myself judging people by their shoes. It was the very first thing I noticed – I found myself quickly taking in not only the brand but the cleanliness and newness of the shoe, if the shoes actually fit, if the wearer was pronating or supinating. I hate to say it but I would often turn down men based on the condition of their shoes. Seriously.
My shoe collection grew from one pair to well over 30 and I can honestly say that it is one spending habit I have never even thought about curbing. Thankfully my husband is just about as bad as me which makes us a dangerous pair when we are near shoe stores.
I am really passionate about wearing not only trendy and “cool” looking shoes, but that they are high quality, comfortable and above all provides proper support.
One of the things I learned working at that shoe store was how much people really loved New Balance. We had people coming in several times a day asking specifically for New Balance and these people ranged from runners to postal workers to the much less active.
It’s been awhile since I last got a look at the latest technology in running shoes so I was pretty excited to be sent a pair of New Balance 890v4 Running Shoes to try out.
What immediately stood out for me was how trendy the New Balance 890V4s looked. I love the bright colours, they definitely fit in well with my shoe collection.
Picking them up I was struck by just how lightweight they are. These are seriously one of the lightest shoes I have ever tried on and yet they are packed with a ton of features that come together to make a great running shoe.
The main features that make the 890v4 so amazing is the responsive REVlite cushioning that acts to respond to every step, the FantomFit no-sew overlay upper makes use of panel-like construction which ensures not only a sleek look but also great arch support. The blown rubber outsole of the women’s 890v4and ABZORB® crash pad provides even more cushioning and acts to lessen the shock to your body with every foot strike. This results in a comfortable and light ride.
- 8 mm drop: due to variances created during the development and manufacturing processes, all references to 8 mm drop are approximate
- ABZORB® crash pad cradles the heel area medially and laterally for additional stability
- Blown rubber outsole
- No-sew material application
- REVlite midsole foam
- Unique podular structure maintains notion of full ground contact geometries, preserving the purity of the originally coveted 890 ride
The New Balance 890v4’s are available to purchase directly from New Balance online and are available in standard width as well as narrow and wide so everyone can get a great running shoe that fits great.
Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!