There’s never been a better time to rock New Balance. With 2018’s unabating iterations of dad shoes from everyone from Nike to Maison Margiela, sometimes you can do no wrong when you put your faith in the OGs of the trend. Founded in 1906, the all-American footwear brand offers the perfect mix of functional technology and low-key fashion — with a range of styles to choose from.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect technical sneaker, or you’re on the hunt for some chunky steez for Fall, our selection of the best New Balance sneakers has something 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? If it looks dope, cop.
Regular Highsnobiety readers will know all about our love for the dadcore grail that is the New Balance 990. First launched in 1982, new iterations boast the brand’s ENCAP® Midsole technology and pigskin/mesh uppers in colorways from classic gray, light gray, and black, to the latest angora and mint pairs.
Yet more dad vibes can be had with the super affordable New Balance 624, retailing at only $75 and decked out with an EVA foam midsole that gives Nike’s Air Monarch a run for its money (and bulk). Those seeking out a sportier aesthetic, however, should opt for the new PRJ 1.0 — a ’90s-style shoe with an Abzorb midsole and Acteva support, launched as part of New Balance’s <TEST_RUN> program.
Browse all our New Balance picks below, and let us know which pair you rock on the reg in the comments.
New Balance M1574EGG
New Balance 624
New Balance Summit K.O.M. GTX
New Balance PRJ 1.0
New Balance 990V4 Made in U.S.
New Balance W990AF4
New Balance 990V4
New Balance M15009FT
New Balance W990AG4
New Balance W990SM4
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- Curated by: Rhianna Matthews