As Seen In... Competitor Mag Names Modern Classics

Modern Classics

New Balance 890v3
The New Balance 890v3 is a lightweight, neutral running shoe with a great out-of-the-box feel. This shoe is built for speed: light and fast. This will work well for high mileage training and it could be used as a racing shoe.

How does it compare to previous versions? The shoe feels smoother than before with great cushioning and just enough support. Furthermore, the 890v3 works on the heel issue that the last version had. People complained about it being “low volume.” This problem has been resolved! Plus, the ankle collar has soft material, for a plusher feel.

More good news, these shoes are extremely resilient in both midsole and outsole.

The New Balance 890v3 is lightweight, responsive, durable, breathable, and flexible. In short, this shoe is close to perfect. If you’re a neutral runner, you should try this shoe. We can't give this a better recommendation than that.

New Balance 890v3 for women
New Balance 890v3 for men

Check out the New Balance 890v3 in Competitor magazine.

adidas Energy Boost
The adidas Energy Boost has been everywhere, thanks to the "revolution in running" campaign put on by adidas. These shoes are living up to the hype.

Competitor refers to them as "marshmellowy" and the first thing anyone notices is how super comfortable these shoes really are.

The Boost midsole is supposed to give off a greater energy return, and these shoes do add a significant spring to your step. Furthermore, the boost midsole doesn't lose any of its energy return no matter how cold it gets (unlike EVA foam).

The techfit holds your foot firmly in place, without constricting it. The seamless upper equals less chafing, with or without socks.

This is new technology and it's definitely worth trying, especially if you're searching for a new, extremely comfortable shoe.

Take a look at the adidas Energy Boost for men and adidas Energy boost for women in classic black and white.

Check out the adidas Boost review in Competitor magazine.