Lace up in these awesome running shoes inspired by the famous 26.2-mile race.
With the TCS New York City Marathon less then two weeks away, it’s hard not to get excited, even if you aren't pounding the pavement yourself. After all, runners from all over the world—about 50,000 of ‘em—will descend upon the Big Apple for a 26.2-mile adventure that tours the city’s five boroughs (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island). And while we love cheering on folks who have spent months logging miles in anticipation of this incredible test of will, we have to admit we're equally invested in the marathon-inspired sneakers that pop around this time of year. Here, five limited-edition runners that will put you in a marathon state of mind.
New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v7 NYC Marathon
As a race sponsor, this brand’s four iterations are the official kicks of the city's 26.2. Our fave: this cushy white, black, and gold version that just feels medal-worthy.
Altra Torin 3.0 NYC
Reflective hits along the toe, laces, brand logo, and the "RUN NYC" heel will help you battle low-lit miles. Plus, that subway sign detail on the tongue? Love!
Asics Gel-Kayano 24 NYC
Colorful cartoon-like illustrations of quintessential New York items (think pizza, taxis, the Empire State building) really pop against the sleek black backdrop.
Brooks Conquer the Apple Adrenaline GTS 18
An apple-themed upper (complete with the names of the five boroughs) and a dotted line that maps out the infamous course covers this neutral runner.
Saucony ISO NYC Freedom
This shoe takes its cue from Lady Liberty’s pretty green hue. And the torch on the sole lets competitors know you’re bringing that rapid-fire pace.