The recently unveiled New Balance 2022 TCS New York City Marathon Collection celebrates runners at every level and features pinnacle New Balance apparel and footwear that have suggested retail prices ranging from $30 to $235 for apparel and $145 to $250 for footwear.
This year’s New Balance 2022 TCS New York City Marathon Collection is a celebration of everything that running brings to New York City — and every runner who travels in for the world’s largest marathon. The collection honors all things that are quintessentially New York City by including imagery of the Empire State Building, skyscrapers and grandiose cityscapes.
This year New Balance pushed to incorporate more environmentally preferred materials and processes in many pieces within the collection. For example, the Performance Running styles such as the Impact tops, Impact Shorts and Tights, Q Speed Jacquard tops and the signature Marathon Windcheater jacket, all utilize at least 50 percent recycled polyester in an effort to be more sustainable than prior NYC Marathon collections.
“We could not be more excited to be heading back to New York for the 2022 TCS New York City Marathon with NYRR,” says Kevin Fitzpatrick, New Balance global director of performance marketing. “We always reserve some of our most pinnacle product to serve the global running community who come to New York year after year.
“This year we are excited to unveil our most advanced super shoe yet, the FuelCell Super Comp Elite v3,” he adds. “With a limited edition NYC colorway, this is the first opportunity for runners to experience the FuelCell Super Comp Elite v3 before it is officially launched in February 2023.”
The Apparel Collection
The collection also features New Balance’s premium Impact Run and Q Speed apparel, which blend modern and sleek looks with high-performance technology. Notable pieces within the collection include the NB Essentials Logo Crew and Impact Run Tank that feature graphic renderings of the Empire State Building and a variety of tees that sport a “Marathon State Of Mind” tagline.
Consumers will also find a variety of pieces that were designed with versatility in mind, such as the Q Speed Sherpa Anorak Jacket, a black asymmetrical Q Speed Crop Bra and a Q Speed 7/8 Tight. These pieces vary in suggested retail prices of $30 to $130.
“The TCS New York City Marathon Collection is always such a great project to work on as we get to outfit runners from over 140 countries with the latest styles and technologies,” says Jeff Garabedian, New Balance apparel product general manager. “We’re really excited this year with the increase in using environmentally preferred materials and processes.”
For example, dope dyeing was utilized to color the pinnacle tech apparel offerings, the PMV Shutter Speed Jacket and PMV Shutter Speed 7/8 Tights, which reduces water consumption by at least 80 percent per yard compared to traditional dyeing methods. Additionally, the new iteration of the PMV Shutter Speed Jacket is made from a lighter weight material that offers an enhanced ease of movement from its predecessor.
Another product from the collection that features environmentally preferred materials is the limited edition NYCM Surplus Marathon Jacket. The official marathon jacket is a highly coveted collection staple, but this year a special surplus version of the jacket will be available that is made of 98 percent (by yield) surplus materials. All marathon jackets have a suggested retail price of $135.
New Colors in Footwear
In addition to apparel, this year’s collection also features 2022 TCS New York City Marathon limited-edition colorways of the Fresh Foam X More v4, FuelCell Rebel v3 and FuelCell Super Comp Elite v3. Drawing inspiration from the energy of the city, each shoe’s design incorporates an electric red that’s threaded through the collection, while also utilizing the all-over print seen in the apparel to capture the humbling experience runners get when in New York City.
In terms of technology, the Fresh Foam x More v4 has the most Fresh Foam X used in any New Balance shoe to date, providing a higher midsole/outsole stack height for additional cushion and comfort. The FuelCell Rebel v3 continues to elevate the elements of its predecessor with enhanced cushioning and a slightly wider platform for a secure but fast ride. Both the FuelCell Rebel v3 and the Fresh Foam X More v4 were made available on September 20 with suggested retail pricing of $165 and $145, respectively.
Finally, making its debut, the FuelCell Super Comp Elite v3 combines a two-layer FuelCell midsole with Energy Arc technology and a knit upper. The FuelCell Super Comp Elite v3 was engineered to give runners ultimate energy return while also maintaining comfort. The FuelCell Super Comp Elite v3 will be available on October 18 with the suggest retail price of $250.