New Balance, which was established in 1906, is known for making shoes that are both practical and stylish.
Our collection of the finest New Balance shoes includes a model for every rotation, whether you're in the market for a rugged, outdoor-ready sneaker that wouldn't look out of place at a fashion week party or a sleek, low-key option. For those who are unaware, when shopping for New Balance, a higher model number indicates more advanced features. That which is tacitly understood No matter the model number, you'll be fine.
Most sneakerheads are aware of Highsnobiety's devotion to the New Balance 990, the holy grail of the dad-core subculture, but how well do you know the brand's other models? One can't get a better education than what's listed below.
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Aside from being one of the most adaptable shapes in the brand's catalog, the 2002R is also increasingly being used as a canvas for the most eye-catching paint jobs. In a word, yes to this diluted purple tone.
There are a lot of 990 iterations, and it's easy to get confused between them all, but the v2 is one of the most underrated. From the company's Made in USA line, this tonal blue iteration features premium suede construction for long-term wear and durability.
Legacy Sneakers, 574 Pairs
The New Balance 574 has stood the test of time, and the company's latest sneaker, the 574 Legacy, honors that by drawing inspiration from the shoe's rich history. It's perfect for the cooler months because it has a thicker sole unit and better materials.
An all-white silhouette, especially one from the 550 series, is a safe bet. This vintage staple is finished with a gum rubber outsole and an off-white toe cap.
That we're able to include three distinct 990s here is a testament to the versatility of the design. The 990v2 usually gets left out of discussions about the 990, but its new vibrant orange color scheme is sure to draw attention.
New Balance's 9060 model has quickly become one of the company's most recognizable releases in recent years. The upper is a mesh/suede hybrid that takes design cues from classic Nike running shoe silhouettes, and the outsole is thick and cushioned for all-day wear.
You started off an ode to the 2002R and didn't even know it! We just can't help ourselves, and why should you, when neutral hits like this brown variant are making a splash on store shelves?
The lines between fashion and fitness are blurred in this underrated retro runner. The 530's reflective trimmings help it to jump out from among other silhouettes.
Recent success for New Balance includes the URC30BB. The green upper and gum sole unit are a great match. The upper is streamlined and lightweight. The URC30BB is a head-turning mix of retro-inspired slim silhouettes and futuristic sharp edges.
The Tokyo Design Studio at New Balance has released some stunning silhouettes in the past year, and the 574 is one of the highlights. It's a nice change of pace from the brand's typical designs, as this sneaker/shoe hybrid is made from vegan leather and has a rugged Vibram outsole for superior grip.
Now that autumn has arrived, we're fully embracing the earth-tone palettes, and this dark green 2002R is one of the best examples we've seen. In addition to being one of the most comfortable New Balance silhouettes available, this shoe is also incredibly versatile, making it ideal for use in any kind of outfit.
New Balance's 'Made in England' line of sneakers is renowned for their superior craftsmanship. The brand's signature ENCAP midsole provides additional comfort in the 1500, which also features a beautiful colorway and premium nubuck throughout the upper.
574, Junya Watanabe
The 574 is a classic model from New Balance. The 574 is so legendary that its silhouette is used to represent sneakers in the sneaker emoji. We're big fans of the New Balance with the three white emoji, but these ones by Junya Watanabe are killing it.
The 730 is one of the few sneaker models actually made in the UK. This colorway is a seamless fusion of earth tones and New Balance's signature grey
Originally released as part of a capsule collection created in tandem with Casablanca, the New Balance XC-72 has since become a mainstay of the brand's mainline offering. What's not to like about this sleek design that takes cues from high-end sports cars?
A pair of classic grey New Balances will never go out of style, but if you're looking for something a little more modern and unique, this green 991 might be for you. The premium pigskin construction and cushioning found throughout the day are hallmarks of New Balance's 99 series.
Favored by many, the Protection Pack is instantly recognizable by its distinctive frayed edges. Honestly, we think this battered white suede pair is grossly underappreciated. Fall and winter are no time to be wearing all-white sneakers, but when they come this beat up, you have nothing to worry about.
While it is a "fashion rule" that navy and black should not be worn together, New Balance clearly did not get the memo because these colors look great together on this 920, especially when combined with the brown accents.
New Balance is one of the few companies that has been consistently bringing back classic shoe styles. The 1906 is the newest pair to be resurrected from the depths of history, and its bright future has us expecting nothing short of extraordinary. The technical construction is beautifully displayed by this off-white, gold, and black pair.
These blue-hued New Balance reissues are based on a classic shoe that was among the brand's earliest offerings in the UK. I think the model has never looked better than it does right now because of the way the bright colors stand out against New Balance's classic gray.
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