If you’re a sneaker enthusiast, chances are a few New Balance shoes are in your collection. Established back in 1906 and currently based in Boston, Massachusetts, the brand continues to offer the perfect balance (pun intended) of function and performance with its extensive running catalog.
As you’ll quickly start to learn, New Balance distinguishes its individual models mostly with numbers attached to the respective models including the iconic 574, 997, 998 and much more. But lucky for you, we’ve compiled a list of some of the popular New Balance models that you should be keeping on your radar below.
New Balance 990v5
One of the more popular New Balance releases in recent memory is the 990v5. As the name suggests, this is the fifth variation of the 990 models and is perfect for any activity.
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New Balance CT1500
Originally designed for the tennis courts, New Balance has revamped the CT1500 with modernized cushioning but keeps the classic low-profile look.
New Balance 850
A classic model from the ’90s, this iteration of the 850 boasts a tonal gray colorway on the premium suede and mesh upper including the signature New Balance logo on the heel.
New Balance OMN1S
A signature basketball model for NBA star Kawhi Leonard, the New Balance OMN1S sneaker makes use of the breathable FitWeave upper that’s paired with a FuelCell midsole for explosiveness on the court.
New Balance 997
Manufactured in the USA, the 997 is one of the most popular designs from the brand with a sleek running design including the classic ’N’ logo on the upper.
New Balance 993
A favorite from the legendary 990 series, the 993 features responsive cushioning and premium materials that are ready for a run or all-day wear.
New Balance 998
First introduced in ’93, New Balance has since re-released the classic 998, but the classic suede and mesh combination remains intact.
New Balance 574
Created in ’88, the 574 continues to serve as a benchmark for New Balance designs, which is most notable for its ENCAP technology with soft EVA cushioning in the midsole offering the support you need.
New Balance 1500 Made in U.K.
In celebration of the “Year of the Rat” for Chinese New Year 2020, this special edition colorway of the New Balance 1500 features a premium pigskin upper atop a classic ENCAP midsole.
New Balance 996
This iteration of the New Balance 996 is delivered with the brand’s iconic gray color palette covering the suede upper along with the signature ‘N’ logo featured on the sides.
New Balance 577 Made in U.K.
Also included in this year’s Chinese New Year celebrations is this premium construction of the New Balance 577. It makes use of premium pigskin suede on the upper that’s paired with a classic ENCAP sole for a sporty and cushioned feel.
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