Yes, yes and HELL YES! My love for the New Balance has been renewed. Their 890 sneak is not heavy and clunky like my last few pairs of New Balances.
The 890 is feather light (or so it feels), sleek and cushy, and makes my feet happy. The New Balance peeps say the sneaker is “designed for everyday use, and well-suited to the needs of both the technical and novice runner”. You gotta try it them on your feet. Go to the store, pick ’em up to feel how light, and then slide them on. Okay?
I haven’t bought New Balances in years, but after snagging a free pair of 890’s Fitbloggin, I’d be willing to pay the $99.99 retail price when it’s time for another pair. I definitely see more of these on my Flintstone feet in the future.