NB is the official sponsor of the race this year, so it’s no surprise that it has the widest selection of special editions.
New Balance 860v8
The snappy stability shoe has a grid pattern inspired by NYC blocks and the NYRR Marathon branding on the tongue and the sockliner.
New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v3
The Zante is a lightweight cushioned shoe that begs to go fast. In this NYC 2017 edition we see premium treatments such as the embroidered N logo on the sides and the Marathon branding on the tongue and lining.
New Balance 1400v5
The 1400 is New Balance’s very successful long distance racing flat – perfect choice for the NYC Marathon.
New Balance 1080v7
The 1080 is NB shoe for long mileage and plush, protecting cushion. A very popular shoe on marathon day. This colorway is my favourite of the four.
Brooks has only one special edition for the NYC Marathon this year and it’s their most popular running shoe.
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18
This dark color version of the Adrenaline showcases a map of the five boroughs.
Saucony Freedom ISO
The Freedom ISO is a great marathon day option! For this year, Saucony took inspiration from the Statue of Liberty herself, with the unmistakable oxidised-copper hue and the beautifully executed torch in the rubber outsole. The crown decorates the sockliner.
Check out our review of the Saucony Freedom ISO here.
Altra Torin 3.0
Altra has taken the Torin 3.0 – their low weight, high mileage trainer – and added a series of details to celebrate the event, such as a mock subway sign on the tongue and the “RUN NYC” big lettering on the heel.
Check our review of the Torin here.
Asics Gel Kayano 24
The Kayano 24, Asics premium structured cushioning shoe, closes our overview of this year’s NYC Marathon special edition. Landmarks from the City are splashed around the upper.
Don’t forget to read our review of the Kayano 24 !