There’s never been a better time to rock New Balance. With iterations of so-called “dad” shoes coming 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 summer, 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? 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 grey colorways, and available in both men’s and women’s sizes.
Those seeking out a more eye-catching aesthetic, however, should opt for colorful silhouettes such as the 1500 — available in a white, pink, and mint colorway and a white, navy, and black edition – part of New Balance’s Made Nine series.