After training pretty much non stop for the past year and trying to wear as little shoe as possible, I felt it was time to switch things up a bit and try a bit ‘more’ shoe for my spring marathon. However, I still wanted a lower drop, and didn’t want the overly cushioned shoes that are trendy now.
In my ongoing search for the ‘perfect’ marathon shoe that balances comfort, lightweight and durability, I initially had my eyes set on the new Brooks Pure3 Cadence or Flow. However, I learned that my go-to shoe store, Running Room wasn’t going to carry them this spring. That news, combined with the fact that I had a 20% gift certificate for New Balance shoes from volunteering as a Sun Run InTraining clinic leader led me to give this popular brand a try.
After trying on several pairs of New Balance shoes at the Right Shoe store in Kits, including the New Balance 1080, I decided on the 890v4. It is a light-weight (8.5 oz) neutral shoe with a good balance of cushioning, protection, and durability. You can find my full review HERE.
What shoes are you going to wear for your next big race?