The New Balance 890 Is Back—and Ready for the United Airlines NYC Half

The New Balance 890 Is Back—and Ready for the United Airlines NYC Half

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If you’ve got plans to treat yourself to a new pair of running shoes after the United Airlines NYC Half—or anytime this spring—make sure the New Balance 890 is on your radar. The fan-favorite is back after being discontinued four years ago.

“After much demand, we are delighted to reintroduce the 890 so runners can find and feel their fast with an everyday training shoe,” says Keith Kelly, marketing manager for NB Running.  

The 890v6 features a sleek, supportive upper for a locked-down fit on top, while lightweight cushioning makes for a fast and responsive ride. Best of all, the shoe was designed based on feedback from pro runners.

“I don’t wake up every day feeling my fastest, so when I survey my shoes, and I’m looking for fast, I go to the 890,” says three-time Olympian and Team New Balance athlete Jenny Simpson.

Emma Coburn, a two-time Olympian and Team New Balance athlete, agrees: “This shoe makes me feel fast,” she says. “It’s a workhorse, and it’s reliable.”

Shop the 890 at the Experience

A special United Airlines NYC Half edition of the 890 ($129.99) will be available at the United Airlines NYC Half Experience Presented by New Balance, so you can check it out when you stop by to pick up your race bib and shop for event gear.

If you’re looking to try before you buy, take the new 890 for a test run in Central Park. Visit the NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the NB Run Hub, drop your ID, and lace up.

“They’re lightweight, and I can feel the road—but there’s enough cushion to keep my legs happy on runs of 10-plus miles,” says New York Road Runners Coach Daphne, who tried the 890 out during a United Airlines NYC Half training run last Saturday. “I typically run 40-50 miles a week, so that’s a big deal for me. Plus, I love the black, blue, and green colors of the NYC Half model!”

Complete the look

Once you’ve got the NYC Half 890v6, pair the special-edition shoe with coordinating pieces from the New Balance United Airlines NYC Half collection, inspired by Times Square. The designs celebrate the unique experience that race participants have zooming past bright lights and tall buildings in a super-busy section of the city that’s usually not open to runners. The United Airlines NYC Half Singlet is a perfect example.

The wind- and water-resistant United Airlines NYC Half Ultralight Packable Jacket is a practical addition to any runner’s closet. Wear it at the start of a rainy run, take it off, zip it up into its pouch, and carry it effortlessly for the rest of your run.

The United Airlines NYC Half Seasonless Long Sleeve is made from mid-weight knit fabric with a UPF of 40+—perfect for running in all seasons. 


Check out the special-edition New Balance 890 and the full line of official United Airlines NYC Half event gear from New Balance at the Experience, and don’t miss all that’s going on at the NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the NB Run Hub this week.

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