Founded in 1906, New Balance continues to deliver the perfect mix of function, performance, and wearability.

Whether you're looking for a rugged, outdoor-ready sneaker that wouldn’t be amiss at a fashion week party, or you're on the hunt for something more sleek and low-key, our selection of the best New Balance sneakers has a model for every rotation. For the uninitiated, the general rule when buying New Balance is the higher the number, the more technology it'll be decked out with, with some exceptions. The unwritten rule? You can’t go wrong, regardless of the model’s number.

Most sneakerheads will know all about Highsnobiety’s love for the dad-core grail that is the New Balance 990, but what's your knowledge like about the 530 or the 57/40? There's no better way to educate yourself than below.

Peep the best New Balance sneakers to buy right now below.

New Balance 530

530

530

$110

New Balance

Buy at ssense

While the 990s take the headlines, it's worth venturing a little deeper into the New Balance archive from time to time, it can reap some serious rewards. This pair of clean 530s is relatively unknown and perfect for summer.

New Balance 991UKF

991UKF

991UKF

$232

New Balance

Buy at Highsnobiety

But we do love a 990, we can't deny it... This grey pair offers everything we love about New Balance: great materials and simple color palettes.

New Balance 57/40

57/40

57/40

$110

New Balance

Buy at Saks Fifth Avenue

We're always big on bright colorways when summer is on the horizon. We're already starting to stock up for the warmer days and this pair of multicolored 57/40s are first on the cop list.

New Balance 2002RHD

M2002RHD

M2002RHD

$137

New Balance

Buy at Highsnobiety

As the name suggests, this sneaker first hit the market 20 years ago back in 2002. Its recent return to shelves has caused something of a stir, becoming a fan favorite and included in hyped collaborations such as those with Joe Freshgoods. This colorway is as good as any sell-out collaboration we've seen though.

New Balance XC72 V1

XC72 V1

XC72 V1

$110

New Balance

Buy at Saks Fifth Avenue

Then again, we're not there yet. We've still got a couple of months before we can really get excited about summer. For those not willing to let go of the Triple Black palettes of fall and winter, there's this pair of XC72 V1s.

New Balance M574DGV2

M574DGV2

M574DGV2

$150

New Balance

Buy at New Balance

The New Balance 574 is one of the brand's signature silhouettes. In fact, the 574 is such an icon that it's even the silhouette depicted in the sneaker emoji. While we love the triple-white emoji New Balance, we're feeling this bold orange iteration even more. GORE-TEX uppers make it a year-long staple.

New Balance 327

327 Sneakers

327 Sneakers

$157

New Balance

Buy at Luisaviaroma

The 327 is a relatively new addition to the NB offering, but this blue & grey color palette makes it look like it's been a central aspect for decades. It brims with the retro appeal that has positioned New Balance at the top of the sneaker world lately.

New Balance 57/40 GORE-TEX

GORE-TEX 57/40

GORE-TEX 57/40

$150

New Balance

Buy at ssense

The New Balance 57/40 is a modern, chunky take on the New Balance 574, bringing the classic silhouette into the present with a much more contemporary design. This all-black colorway is a cut above the rest thanks to a GORE-TEX upper.

New Balance 1500 Made in UK

Made In UK 1500 Sneakers

Made In UK 1500 Sneakers

$234

New Balance

Buy at Browns

New Balance's Made in UK silhouettes are worshipped by experts and collectors because of their high-end builds. This neutral colorway features top-end suede and leather overlays to the upper and is set to see you through till summer with its versatile hues.

New Balance XC-72

XC72

XC72

$157

New Balance

Buy at Luisaviaroma

The New Balance XC-72 is the brand’s latest attempt at bridging the gap between the past and the present via footwear design. The sneaker, which debuted as part of a collaboration with Casablanca, is inspired by luxury sports cars, so what’s not to love?

New Balance 1500 Made in UK

1500 Made in UK

1500 Made in UK

$220

New Balance

Buy at Matchesfashion

If you know Highsnobiety you'll know that we love a gum sole on our kicks. Especially as we're moving into spring and summer, the retro gum sole begins to take a dominating hold on our rotations again.

New Balance x Casablanca 237

Casablanca 237

Casablanca 237

$130

New Balance

Buy at Mr Porter

The fact that this collaboration 237 is still in stock is a great thing for your seasonal rotation. Adorned with Casablanca's monogram to the heel and toe, the clean white retro silhouette looks perfect for a warm summer's day.

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