After months of anticipation—or about 16 weeks, if you’ve been training with us—the New York City Marathon is finally reaching its finish line before November 5. Dozens of runners are already on their way to the city in preparation for Sunday’s big race. event, and 50,000 people signed up for the first line. For runners and spectators alike, the NYC Marathon is a spectacle of rich history, struggles, and triumphs, and New Balance offers marathon merchandise to commemorate your experience in the Big Apple.
Whether you’re looking for a new pair of shoes, your next workout fit, or just a souvenir, New Balance has something New York themed. Even better, all of these merchandise are based on tried and true performance gear.
New Balance has given the NYC Marathon a makeover in two of its flagship shoes, the SuperComp Elite and the FuelCell 1080v13: the perfect combination to get your legs back on track if you’ve been bitten by the marathon bug.
The SuperComp Elite is a carbon-plated racing shoe that combines a superior ride with a hot, responsive ride that can soak up every drop of speed in your efforts. Its complement, the 1080v13, is another great shoe that offers a little more forgiveness with every step—we think you’ll appreciate the extra squish when you wake your tired legs back up.
For runners on and off the racetrack, New Balance has apparel to keep you covered in all conditions—and rightfully bragging about your big race on the road.
On the casual side, the brand has options like cozy hoodies with racing-themed artwork, all kinds of graphic tees, and a few jackets. But if you’re looking for something a little more technical, New Balance also offers breathable, moisture-wicking tees, lined running shorts, and even adjustable fleece jackets for those pesky fall seasons, all references to race bragging rights.
New Balance also has plenty of subtle (and not-so-subtle) souvenirs available if you want to add a simple touch of New York pride to your finishing kit. Most notably, the brand has multiple running belts and waist bags available, and they come in various sizes based on how much gear you want to carry.
In terms of headwear, New Balance also has more swag, from simple, packable mesh hats to a themed beanie to finish off how well you did on Sunday. And if you ask us, anyone who can complete New York’s challenging course has earned at least a hat’s worth of braggadocio.
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