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The New Balance 890 v4 is a performance, daily running, neutral shoe designed for a neutral foot motion.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


Inspired by performance, the New Balance 890 v4 is ready to take your run to a new level. This lightweight neutral trainer treats you to a fast ride, thanks to its responsive yet protective RevLite midsole and moderate offset design. A panel-like, seamless upper conforms to your foot for a personalized fit and ensured comfort for daily training and fast running.

Model Number:

Weight: 8.1 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: 23mm (Heel); 15mm (Forefoot)

Available Widths: D=Medium, 2E=Wide

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe size
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium to low volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to narrow
  • Toebox Height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Medium to high
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved

Assembly: Imported


  • ABZORB is a top-of-the-line midsole foam for great durability and improved cushioning.
  • RevLite is an innovative foam compound that provides lightweight, responsive cushioning.
  • ABZORB Crash Pad in the heel is a top-of-the-line midsole foam for great durability and improved cushioning upon heelstrike.
  • Blown rubber in the forefoot increases cushioning and responsiveness.


  • Open Mesh covers the majority of the upper for lightweight breathability.
  • Fantom Fit are two materials combined with a No-Sew processes that provide an ultralight supportive fit.
  • No-Sew upper materials are soft, supple and hold the foot securely on the platform.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length ABZORB foam, for enhanced cushioning and a soft underfoot feel.


  • PL-8 is a running-specific last with a standard heel and forefoot width and a standard toe-box height.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: Love these shoes. Have been running in these for 4-5 months now and they're great for everyday runs and even for faster workouts. I have even used them during a marathon. I highly recommend them. They have enough support and are pretty light for training shoes.
From: Syl, Hungary. December 21st 2014

Comments: Great shoe for intervals, tempos and faster workouts. Plenty of cushion in lightweight package. Shoe runs very narrow. I am on the borderline of D and EE normally. Tried the D and it was way too tight. Tried the EE and it was still too tight. Had to go to 4E to get the right width. The length is about 1/4 size small. So sizing this shoe can be difficult IMO. If you get the right size, this is a very comfortable shoe. Stats - 5'7" 130 lbs, 50 miles per week.
From: Anonymous. August 18th 2014

Comments: I was really disappointed with this update. The V3 in my mind was a perfect shoe. It was light but still protective. The heel drop was not too steep. I run 80-95 miles per week. Changing to the V4 was a bad experience as the wide heal was restrictive, and despite saying it was lighter, it felt much heavier. I do not know it the wider nature of the shoe makes it feel heavier, or if it is not reported with the proper weight. I love New Balance products. But there is a demand for the V3 type of shoe. Hopefully NB brings that shoe back.
From: Anonymous. May 8th 2014

Comments: Having previous bought the original and v2 of the 890, I was looking forward to getting the v4 because I really liked the two previous version and the v4 was listed as weighing only 8.1oz (significantly less than the other two.) I wore a 9D with the previous models but taking the shoefitr recommendation to go half a size bigger I ordered the 9.5. The shoefitr recommendation was dead-on as the 9.5 fit fine. However I was shocked when I weighed the v4 and found it weighed 10.66oz. Now In know shoe companies often fib about the weight of their shoes, but 2 1/2ozs! Since I liked the two previous versions of the shoe, which weighted about the same anyway, I kept the v4. I you like liked the previous versions of the 890, you will like the v4. It gives a cushioned and flexible ride. However, if you are buying this model because of the listed weight, you'll be disappointed.
From: Tom, Castro Valley, CA, USA. April 12th 2014

Comments: Great update NB. This 890 v4 definitely runs a half size short. Wish NB would make it a standard fit. Helps when ordering on-line. Great lightweight feel. Protection of a daily trainer, but feels racing flat like, almost! Hope NB makes the tongue a little thinner next version. The laces are a tad short. I'm a heel striker and I have almost worn through the black rubber on the heel after only 50 miles. Hope the next version has a more durable heel. Even with a few short comings. All-in-all a fantastic shoe.
From: Phil, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. 2/27/14

Comments: Almost a perfect shoe. Very light, responsive, and comfortable. All New Balance has to do now is shorten and thin the tongue like the NB 1600, and curve the last a bit more. Well done New Balance!
From: Ron, Bedford, NH, USA. 1/29/14