Here Are This Year’s Special Edition NYC Marathon Shoes


For a certain, very, very small and arguably quite strange segment of the population, there is no time of year more exciting than when the major running shoe brands unveil their special edition NYC Marathon shoes. Now, I’m not saying I’m part of that segment of the population, but I’m also not saying I’m not part of it. All I’m saying is, here, these are the shoes being released for this year’s NYC Marathon. 

New Balance Vazee Pace V2 NYC, $120

A nice, understated design graces this special edition of New Balance’s zippy, responsive neutral trainer. It looks fast and feels even faster. (BUY)

New Balance 860 V7 NYC, $135

New Balance’s mid-weight stability shoe gets roughly the same treatment as the Vazee Pace, with a little bit more color thrown into the mix. (BUY)

Saucony NYC Kinvara 7, $120

Saucony’s hugely popular Kinvara 7 is now adorned with some stock exchange-inspired graphics and a subtle “NYC” badge on the lateral side of the shoe. (BUY)

Saucony NYC Ttiumph ISO 3, $160

Saucony’s high-end neutral cushioned shoe (which is so comfortable it is absurd) is sent through the Stock Exchange filter as well. The combination of the light blur and the red is particularly pleasing. (BUY)

Brooks Gray Lady Adrenaline GTS 17, $130

Probably the most creative design of this year’s crop, Brooks’ popular Adrenaline GTS 17 gets a make over in the likeness of the New York Times. (BUY)

Asics Gel Nimbus 18 NYC, $160

Postmarks and other assorted NYC imagery grace this version of Asics top-of-the-line neutral trainer. (BUY)

Asics Gel Kayano 23 NYC, $170

And the same for their top-of-the-line stability trainer. Kinda nice to see white making a bit of a comeback in the world of running shoes. (BUY)

Asics fuzeX NYC, $120

Annnnd the same for their lighter, more responsive fuzeX. Extra points for the bold orange midsole. (BUY)