For the road, trail, and race day

  • New Balance’s new balance 550 homme basketball shoe returned in 2020 with the help of collaborator Aimé Leon Dore, and now, the vintage silhouette is making its way into the hands of other high-profile New Balance collaborators in 2021. Earlier this week, U.K. retailer size? gave an early look at their take on the chunky basketball shoe, which covers the 550 in the store’s signature white and orange tones. The size? New Balance 550 features white leather from heel to toe, with their recognizable orange tone accenting the New Balance ‘N’ logos, 550 branding, inner lining, and the mesh underlays around the heel. The tongue’s New Balance Caterpillar branding also comes in orange, while a tiny size? tag on the sockliner completes the look.

    Japan’s Beauty & Youth has reunited with New Balance this Summer, cooking up another exciting project for the coming months, transforming the recent 327 into their own style. This project follows up on the release of a collaborative RC205 back in Fall off 2020, marking just the second release from the new partnership . Taking the new balance 327 noir a their canvas, the Beauty & Youth team has reworked the sleek silhouette with a smooth new color scheme, mixing khaki-colored mesh base layers with olive green suede overlays. The New Balance ‘N’ logo stands out on the lateral sides in white, matching the laces and midsole, while solid grey tones make up the shoe’s inner lining and outsole.

    The new balance 574 femme soldes was the brand’s first-ever lifestyle, debuted in 1988 to compete with their own 990 series. Set strategically at a lower price point, the 574 quickly became a success as both a running and casual sneaker, and still stands today as one of New Balance’s most important silhouettes in the brand’s history. This week, the Boston manufacturing brand unveiled a new iteration of the 574, subtitled Rugged, to provide a more outdoor-ready version of the beloved 574. Marked by its dense mesh base layer and rough suede outer layers as well as an extra rugged outsole, the 574 Rugged debuted in the “Workwear”-inspired colorway seen here, dressing the shoe in shades of brown with orange and navy blue accents.

    The take a look is one of the wildest new styles we’ve seen from the Boston brand in the past few years. While other recent new models like the 327 and 237 feel both tame and athletic in their design, the XC-72 is like their alien spaceship equivalent. Sporting an aggressive stance and some interesting lines, the key feature of the new silhouette is the striking rubber outsole that wraps up and around the outer toe of each shoe."