With seven weeks left until New York City Marathon weekend, brand partner New Balance released their marathon apparel today, including the highly-anticipated themed shoe collection.
“This year we further celebrate the things that bring us together, that connects the five boroughs of NYC—it’s bridges,” said Deirdre Fitzgerald, New Balance Executive Vice President of Apparel, in a press release. “There are bridges that connect runners and people all over the world and in New York City the bridges create the physical connection that is the 26.2 mile, five borough, TCS New York City Marathon course. The collection features graphics inspired by these five bridges, and the overall design reflects the positivity and connection that is synonymous with the world’s largest marathon.”
This year, runners can choose from themed editions of four different New Balance shoes, including the perennially-popular 1500v6 marathon-racing model. Themed versions are also available in the Fresh Foam 1080v10, 860v10 and the FuelCell Echo.
A variety of apparel will be available reflecting the bridge theme, but the official jacket is going retro. The iconic jacket harkens back to the very first New Balance apparel collection from 1978, with clean blocks of subdued colors and reflective taping.
The New Balance NYC Marathon Windcheater Jacket is available for sale today, Friday September 13. The rest of the apparel collection will be available on Thursday, September 19 and the official TCS New York City Marathon Footwear Collection will be available Tuesday, October 1.