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 its other models? There's no better way to educate yourself than below.
Peep the best New Balance sneakers to buy right now below.
New Balance UXC72RB
If you’re wondering why the 237, 327, and XC-72 all bear a resemblance it's largely due to innovative footwear designer Charlotte Lee. Her multi-layered designs add a refreshing take on the sneaker game, and this all-white pair is a perfect example of layering done right.
New Balance 57/40
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 CT302OA
The latest low-top in the brand's lifestyle roster is unisex and comes sporting a chunky sole that works with any retro or futuristic ‘fits.
New Balance XC72 V1
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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