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 Stray Rats.
Peep the best New Balance sneakers to buy right now below.
New Balance MS327
New Balance's return to the top of the sneaker food chain seemed to be cemented by last year's collab with Casablanca, introducing an entirely new silhouette, the 327, to the Boston-born family. It just dropped in two new colorways and this denim edition is perfect for upcoming spring weather.
New Balance 991 Sneakers
While New Balance’s 990 silhouettes are most loved for their classic grey colorways, we’re loving this deep-blue 991. Carrying the same sense of understated sophistication as the OG grey, it presents the opportunity to infuse your spring and summer rotation with a flash of vivid color.
New Balance x Tokyo Design Studio Niobium Concept 1 Boots
The New Balance Niobium is definitely one of the more memorable releases of the past year. The hiking boot silhouette unzips at various levels to offer a mule design as well as a lightweight sock. With the help of Tokyo Design Studio, the Niobium is given an elevated update with a cool grey-blue hue.
New Balance x Kith 992 Kithmas Teal
While many will see Christmas 2020 as the Christmas that never really happened, one silver lining was the New Balance 992 Kithmas release. This teal colorway is set apart from the crowd by Kith’s signature attention to detail. Pebbled leather to the 'N' logo contrasts with high-quality suede and a crimson tongue with effortless confidence.
New Balance x Casablanca 327
Casablanca’s ongoing collaboration with New Balance is one of the most exciting developments in footwear. The most recent product of the partnership is was a pair of 327s and 237s. Casablanca’s monogram details both pairs which are founded on a super-clean green and white palette.
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 2002R
New Balance’s 2002R silhouette may well be an underrated gem, but after Salehe Bembury’s high-profile release in 2020, it’s beginning to pick up momentum. The 'Lemon Haze' drop from last month adds fuel to the already burning fire with a vintage palette and supple leather uppers.
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 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 57/40
Multi-color combinations can sometimes be too much, but this pair of New Balance 57/40s is calculated to perfection. The '80-style color blocking is counteracted by a clean white upper and rounded out with a natural midsole.
New Balance x Stray Rats 574
Following a successful 2019 release, Stray Rats teams up once more with New Balance and this time the 574 is the canvas. Murky green suede dominates the upper while careful hits of turquoise and purple complement the hue.
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