2017 NYC Marathon Special-Edition Shoes

Limited-edition shoes celebrate New York City and the world's largest marathon

The countdown to the 2017 New York City Marathon has begun! You’ve trained, checked (and doubled-checked) your gear and tapered. Now it’s time to run!

Whether or not you’re running 26.2-miles through the city’s five boroughs, you can treat yourself to some rad, special-edition shoes. These six models have serious street cred and stylistic elements of New York, with an appealing mix of grit and style—just like the Big Apple herself! Look for these shoes at the New York City race expo from Nov. 2-4 and on each brand’s online channels.

Altra Torin 3.0 NYC
$125, 8.4 oz. (men’s), 6.5 oz. (women’s), 0mm heel-toe drop

Reflective pops are found heel to toe, including “Run NYC” on the heels (and the laces, logo and toe caps) to make you stand out in the city that never sleeps. Other New York City details include Altra’s version of the NYC subway signage on the tongue, “Run NYC” on the insole, a graphic of the Brooklyn Bridge on the inner lining and a midsole speckled with grey to highlight the city street aesthetic.

ASICS Kayano 24 NYC
$170, 11.3 oz. (men’s), 9.3 oz. (women’s), 10mm heel-toe drop (men’s), 13mm heel-toe drop (women’s)

For the legions of Kayano-loving runners, you can get your favorite shoe in street-style black emblazoned with popular New York City icons, like the Empire State building, pizza, apples and yellow taxi cabs.

 

Brooks Conquer the Apple Adrenaline GTS 18
$120, 10.1 oz. (men’s), 8.8oz (women’s), 12mm drop

Talk about attention to detail! The upper features graphics of the five boroughs with the racecourse shown in a dotted line. Each borough is depicted in a unique color, representative of different apple varieties grown in New York State. The sock liner also has a map with race mileage in each borough and “NYC 2017,” is inscribed on the tongue.

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v3 Marathon
$110, 9.2 oz. (men’s), 7.4oz (women’s), 6mm drop

This cushioned speedster has city-inspired black and grey graphics, with a gold-speckled midsole and a gold embroidered logo to match. The New Balance 2017 TCS New York City Marathon Collection also includes special Marathon edition models of the 1400v5, 860v8, Fresh Foam 1080v7 and both the Fresh Foam Zante v3 Marathon and 860v8 Marathon for kids.

Newton Fate 3 NYC
$140, 9.2 oz. (men’s), 7.2 oz. (women’s), 5mm drop

There’s a few things that say New York City more than the Statue of Liberty, which is emblazoned in a swirl of stars on the breathable, seamless upper of this special-edition of Newton’s Fate 3. The Statue of Liberty’s famous inscription is printed on the the footbed of the shoes: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Saucony NYC Freedom ISO
$160, 9 oz. (men’s), 8.1 oz. (women’s), 4mm drop

Runners can rock the same green patina hue as the Statue of Liberty, with her crown stamped on the insole and her flame underfoot on the orange outsole, plus “NYC” is on the tongue. The midsole also has orange flecks for an added pop of color. The color of the men’s shoe is slightly more subdued than the women’s (pictured).

 

 

 

Allison Pattillo

Motiv Running senior editor Allison Pattillo writes about running, health, nutrition, gear and travel from her home in Colorado. When it comes to gear, she’s a fan of tall running socks, short running skirts and wearing her hat backwards. Even with a BQ and a few podium finishes (all triathlons should be run, bike, canoe!), Allison finds more inspiration from running in beautiful places and exploring on the run instead of the numbers on a stopwatch. She looks forward to the day when she finds her ultimate running dog, which, at this point, may be more bulldog than border collie.