Some might even say that I have a running shoe addiction.
Yes, I have seven pairs of running shoes in rotation and three more waiting in the wings.
But doesn't everyone?
I really don't see the problem here. I'm not addicted. I'm prepared. Sure, unless I am headed to the pool or to a formal affair, I only wear running shoes. But, let's be honest, you never know when you are going to get the opportunity to run. And with my schedule, I wouldn't want to miss a workout just because I had the wrong shoes on ...
And that's why I was totally stoked when OnlineShoes.com and New Balance gave me the opportunity to test out the New Balance 890.
Oh, and it gets better. These New Balance sneakers come in a variety of colors for both men and women. Including my personal favorite, yellow/red.
Not only do New Balance running shoes look great, but they perform well, too.
Here's what OnlineShoes.com and New Balance shoes have to say about the 890 ...
"The sleek and stylish New Balance 890 training shoe delivers a lighter, more energizing take on the running experience. With a lightweight synthetic and mesh upper for breathability and support, this women's neutral running shoe gains its enhanced performance from REVlite midsole foam, which is 30% lighter than traditional foams but delivers the same responsiveness, durability and compression set. No-sew, welded seams guard against chafing, as flat laces and lacing holes lock in place for a snug, comfortable fit. An ABZORB® Strobel board and removable ABZORB® insole ensure a cushioned ride. The full ground-contact Ndurance® rubber outsole of the New Balance 890 running shoe is as compatible with midfoot and forefoot strikes as it is with traditional heel strike, adding to its broad appeal"
And I have to agree. The first thing I thought when I put them on was how lightweight they were, yet they didn't lack cushioning and support - a big sell for this Athena sized runner.
|Supporting my tree trunk legs ...|
After wearing the 890 throughout my travels to Texas, it was time to test them on a run. (Note: I like to break in my shoes my walking in them for a few days to make sure there aren't any obvious issues.)
|Kickin' it in my casual wear.|
Five miles later, and I was in love. No blisters. No aches and pains. Lightweight and responsive, I felt like I was running on clouds.
|See the New Balance 890 sneaking into the shot?|
Without a doubt, the New Balance 890's will have a spot in my running shoe rotation.
And they can have a spot in your shoe rotation, too. Thanks to OnlineShoes.com and New Balance one reader will win their own pair of New Balance 890. (Note: the 890 is available in both womens New Balance shoes and mens New Balance shoes.)
Here's how to enter:
Mandatory: Become a follower of this blog. Leave a comment.
- Like Racing with Babes on Facebook HERE. Leave a comment.
- Follow me on Twitter HERE. Leave a comment.
- Follow OnlineShoes.com on Twitter HERE. Leave a comment.
- Tweet about this contest. Leave a comment. Sample Tweet - "I entered @RacingWithBabes' New Balance giveaway hosted by @OnlineShoes_com http://bit.ly/HuDwk3 #running"
- Repost on your blog or Facebook. Leave a comment.
- Contest open to U.S residents ONLY.
- One entry per comment.
- Only entries submitted correctly will be counted.
- Contest will run from 4/10 until 11:59 p.m. on 4/23.
- Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 4/24.