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#1 of 7 Old 04-04-2010, 10:43 PM - Thead Starter
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It's interesting that with all the focus on minimalist shoes New Balance stopped making one of the more popular models, the 790. I talked with a New Balance rep at an expo recently and he said they didn't have any plans to bring it back. I was just wondering if there anyone else had worn them and if you had found a good replacement. FYI - I've tried the 100 and it's a good shoe but with the strike plate it's got a very different feel than the 790s. Thanks in advance.
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It's interesting that with all the focus on minimalist shoes New Balance stopped making one of the more popular models, the 790. I talked with a New Balance rep at an expo recently and he said they didn't have any plans to bring it back. I was just wondering if there anyone else had worn them and if you had found a good replacement. FYI - I've tried the 100 and it's a good shoe but with the strike plate it's got a very different feel than the 790s. Thanks in advance.

Why don't you try mizuno. By the way, what brand of socks would your recommend for running? I use smartwool
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Just looked at Mizuno's website, something like the Ronin may work. I'll check them out. I wear a lot of different types of socks but prefer Drymax.
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Have you decided not to buy any more 790s? I just did a quick search and it looks like you can still get them online. I just got a pair of NB 100s and I really like them but I have not run in the 790s. Please let us know if you find a replacement shoe you like.
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I'm glad you replied. Once I found out they were being discontinued I bought what I could online. That was probably 3-4 months ago. I went back online today and found more available in my size, that was a big surprise. Not sure what happened.
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I've been trying to find the 790s in my size but no luck. Glad you can get more!
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You're lucky you can't find them in your size, if you did you would fall in love with them only to have your heart broken--- by new balance *sigh* Having said that the 100's are a pretty good rebound.
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