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, such as the 990v5, 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 550 or the 2002R? With collaborations pieces from Aimé Leon Dore and Salehe Bembury featured, there's no better was to educate yourself than below. Exciting New Balance collabs are the bedrock of our selection, with joint effort pieces coming from Casablanca and JJJound.
Peep the best New Balance sneakers to buy right now below.
New Balance 2002R Salehe Bembury
2002R Salehe Bembury
Versace footwear designer Salehe Bembury teamed up with New Balance for this bright rendition of the 2002R which dropped in late October to huge queues and instant online sellouts. Loud and very proud of it.
New Balance x Aimé Leon Dore 550
New York label Aimé Leon Dore can do no wrong this year and one of the more recent bits of evidence is the New Balance 550 collaboration which is taking us all the way back to '89 in big style.
New Balance M920MM 'Mixed Medium'
While many of our top New Balance silhouettes are based around the retro appeal of New Balance, the New Balance M920MM looks to the future. The mixed medium uppers live up to their name with a combination of materials, colors, and textures for a hectic finish which just works...
New Balance x KITH 1300 'Mauve Sole'
KITH's long line of New Balance collaborations is not to be messed with. To say that Ronnie Fieg's work with the brand was iconic would not be an overstatement. This cool pastel design epitomizes the less-is-more mentality that often typifies the collaborations between KITH and New Balance.
New Balance x Patta 920
Amsterdam boutique Patta opts to stamp its mark on the New Balance 920 which is an underrecognized silhouette. While other brands look to the popularity of the 990, Patta's earth-tone collab watches from a distance quietly but confidently.
New Balance x Bodega 997S 'Better Days'
Bodega takes no prisoners and leaves no fabric unused with the 'Better Days' iteration of the New Balance 997S. This modern silhouette is made even more eye-catching by the bright colorway and varying textures picked by Bodega.
New Balance x Packer Shoes 992 Made In USA 'Workwear Brown'
Packer Shoes connects with New Balance on an understated 992 which has all the makings of a certified classic. The 'Workwear Brown' style keeps things pared back, meaning this is one of fall's easiest shoes to style.
New Balance x Concepts MS327CSC
The New Balance 327 has taken the sneaker world by storm. The retro silhouette is both instantly recognizable and minimal, making it the perfect canvas for collaborations. This Concepts 327 is inspired by the cranberry bogs of Cape Cod and features a seriously attention-worthy translucent outsole.
New Balance x Casablanca 327
Casablanca was one of the first to notice the potential of the New Balance 327 Sneaker this year and the label just released this stunning minimal iteration.
New Balance Fresh Foam More v2
Sliding comfortably into a lifestyle rotation despite its performance characteristics, the Fresh Foam More V2 in all black is a sight to behold.
JJJJound x New Balance 992
JJJJound x New Balance
Who knew that what started as an Instagram moodboard would go on to collaborate with New balance on one of the year's most coveted styles? JJJound's 992 will go down as one of the best New Balance collaborations ever thanks to its ultra simplicity.
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