Inspired by the city full of crossroads and intersections with people from different cultures and backgrounds, combined with the brand’s position at the intersection of sport and culture, the New Balance official 2023 TCS New York City Marathon Collection includes footwear and apparel that encapsulates New York City at its core — most notably in the Impact Luminous styles and the TCS New York City Marathon Run Singlets.
“At this year’s 2023 TCS New York City Marathon, we are excited to tie in New Balance’s position between sport and culture,” explains Tom Carleo, New Balance VP–performance running. “We always ensure some of our most advanced products are a part of this collection to serve the global running community who come from all over the world to run the marathon.
“This year, we are excited to include our Luminous assortment in the apparel collection and custom colorways of our most advanced super shoe, the FuelCell Super Comp Elite v3 and the debut of the Fresh Foam 1080v13,” he adds. “This collection is aimed to help all runners feel, perform and look their best at the marathon this year.”
“The TCS New York City Marathon Collection is one of my favorite projects to work on each year. It’s an honor to outfit runners from over 140 countries for the largest global running event,” adds Katherine Tamsett, New Balance senior apparel product manager. “We wanted to combine the latest styles and designs with New Balance’s best technology, with the goal of allowing runners to achieve peak performance and run their own way.”
Among the collection’s highlights:
• The Impact Luminous pieces feature next-to-skin technology with Woven Reflective fabric designed to catch the light for a stealthy and stylish take on marathon apparel. The collection shares the same materials as the core New Balance Impact product, which provides similar overall design aesthetic, tech and function. The reflective woven material is created using dope dyeing methods that reduces water consumption by 80 percent per yard compared to traditional dyeing methods.
• The Luminous assortment includes a new Impact Run Packable Vest, Impact Run Shorts and Impact Run Heat Jacket made with a fill for lightweight warmth wind-resistant Wind Defy technology, all featuring the iconic, reflective TCS New York City Marathon badge.
• The Luminous collection also features the signature Marathon Windcheater jacket in new marathon colorways. These pieces vary in suggested retail prices of $25 to $200.
• In addition to apparel, this year’s collection also features a 2023 TCS New York City Marathon limited-edition colorway of the FuelCell SuperComp Elite v3. This year’s colorway brings a boost of energy using neon and white for a clean, electric style to give runners extra motivation to race this year.
The FuelCell SuperComp Elite v3 – built for race day – has been New Balance’s core marathon shoe since its launch at the 2022 TCS New York City Marathon. Combining a two-layer FuelCell midsole with Energy Arc technology and a specifically engineered knit upper allows runners to feel secure and ready for race day. It has an MSRP of $245.
On Oct. 13, the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon colorway of the newest iteration of the FreshFoam X 1080v13 will launch in conjunction with the inline style at a suggested retail price of $180.
The 2023 TCS New York City Marathon will be Sunday, November 5.