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Friday, November 30, 2007

New Balance 790 Reviews


The New Balance 790 was reviewed by quite a few sites. The reviews sited the shoes light weight, and true feel attributes. The New Balance 790 is a neutral cushioned shoe with Abzorb in the heel and forefoot.

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Click Here to see the Woman's Version

Running Times - www.runningtimes.com
This racing flat for the trail is feather light (8 svelte ounces) and performs as you’d want for such a low-to-the-ground speedster. That also means that the 790 should be used sparingly, for shorter-distance races or fartlek workouts on tamer trails and by efficient trail runners. As a minimalist shoe, the 790 hits the mark, with full feel for the trail, including every pebble or rut: like a spikeless track shoe, despite the Rock Stop TPU plate and Acteva midsole. The outsole tread pattern provided noticeable purchase on firmer surfaces but its lack of cleavage didn’t cut it in the mud or slop. Our testers questioned the durability of the outsole but sung the 790’s praise when it came to the comfortable and secure fit of the upper, whose styling also received high marks.

Outside Online - http://outside.away.com/index.html
Designers got out their knives—very sharp ones at that—and stripped the 790 down for speed: It's a full five ounces lighter than some shoes here. Not surprisingly, the featherweight design didn't impress any testers in the cushioning or armor departments, and it's probably not the best choice for long base-building runs. But when you need to get someplace in a hurry—finish line, anyone?—this is like a racing flat for trails. It's also a great shoe if you don't need a lot of support, and run on mostly level, soft terrain like duff- or grass-covered paths. "By far my favorite shoe for fast running," said one tester. "It moves quickly without inhibiting your stride." 8 oz; www.nbannapolis.com

National Geographic Adventure Magazine - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/
The women's feathery New Balance 790 ($75; www.nbannapolis.com) feels like a slipper in spite of its full-length protective plate, and hot-weather runners will love the highly vented upper. Note: The low-profile tread and lean padding make it best for loamy trails.

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