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New Balance 890’s Are Light As 13 Balloons

I am a HUGE sneaker wearer and my sneaker of choice is New Balance and has been for about five years now. To me New Balance is comfort and durable and holds up to everything I put them through.

I recently had the opportunity to analyse the New Balance 890’s. They by far and the best and lightest sneakers that I have ever owned weighing in at a mere 9.7 ounces. The 890’s are so light it takes only 13 helium balloons to send the 890 into orbit!

This spring 2011 Boston-based New Balance will introduce a truly one-of-a-kind neutral running shoe for the everyday runner. The NewBalance 890,featuring a unique, innovative, and revolutionary new foam compound, RevLite, is designed for the neutral runner who wants to run fast or feel fast in a lightweight package, without sacrificing durability, cushioning, or support. The New Balance 890 will launch in two colors for men and women and retail for $100.00.

Even though the 890’s are lightweight I don’t feel like I am sacrificing comfort or durability when wearing them. I am not a runner but I do wear these sneakers daily so I want something that I know can and will provide me all around comfort. So far I am extremely impressed with the 890’s and glad that I have a pair.

For you people who love specs here you go:

  • Blown Rubber Forefoot for lightweight cushioning
  • Ndurance® rubber compound for maximum outsole durability
  • ABZORB® Strobel Board runs full length of shoe to maximize shock absorption and comfort
  • Removable full-length insert of ABZORB® cushioning provides added comfort
  • Synthetic/Mesh upper provides lightweight comfort and support
  • Innovative REVlite midsole provides premium responsiveness and durability at a 30% lighter weight than other foams with comparable performance
  • Welded seams for no-sew material application
  • Flat, soft laces slide through uniquely flat lacing holes, locking them in place and preventing top-of-foot discomfort
  • Created to meet the competitive requirements of world-class runner and Team New Balance member Andy Baddeley, whose name appears on the men’s 890
  • The stated weight of the men’s 890 shoe (9.7oz and 275g) applies to men’s size 9.5 D.

I love New Balance not only for their sneakers but for the things they believe in like New Balance Wellness.  New Balance Wellness is about fitness, nutrition, motivation and time.  It is a place where each day is an opportunity to nurture the mind, body & soul.

Want to win an awesome pair of New Balance 890’s for yourself?  If so you came to the right place because one lucky Look What Mom Found…and Dad too! winner will have the chance to win either a women’s or men’s pair of 890’s for themselves.  All you have to do is head over to New Balance and tell me why you would like a pair of the 890’s.


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Your entries must follow the rules or they won’t be eligible for prizes. This contest ends 11:59 pm, Saturday, June 04, 2011. The winners will be emailed and will have 24 hours to claim their prize. This contest is open to Continental US residents only. For complete rules please read our contest rules page.

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