New Balance is running things right now, excuse the pun. Not only is the brand catering to sneakerheads looking to bring some retro charm to their rotation with silhouettes like the 327 and 550, but it’s also bringing the heat with future-facing flagships like the 57/40. The New Balance 57/40 does a bit of both, though. Building on the iconic New Balance 574, the 57/40 breathes new life into the style that has become a pillar of the brand's offering.
Drawing on elements of '80s and '90s style, the beauty of the New Balance 57/40 is that it’s difficult to define stylistically. That means that it fits naturally into any fit it finishes. But, along with a range of adjustments to the silhouette, most notably a reengineered sole unit, what really pulls us towards the New Balance 57/40 are its colorways.
From understated neutrals to out-there multicolor iterations, there's a 57/40 for all moments. To prove it, we've rounded up 10 of our favorites that illustrate the style range of the silhouette.
Keep scrolling to shop the best New Balance 57/40 colorways.
Cliff Grey / Velocity Red
Multicolor uppers aren't always bold and brash. This iteration of the 57/40 proves that with a dusty Cliff Grey and Velocity Red combo complemented by a range of blue shades.
Sea Salt / NB White
The recent New Balance Protection Pack which featured jagged edges to its suede upper overlays was a hit with fans. This 57/40 follows a similar route with distressed, ripped edges that stand in contrast to the clean, off-white hue.
White / New Balance White
The real test of a silhouette is how good it looks when dressed in all-white. It's safe to say that the 57/40 passes this test with the help of a gum outsole.
Sea Salt / Prism Purple
New Balance's Sea Salt grey makes the perfect foundation for Prism Purple trims to really pop, characterizing this silhouette.
Carnival / Byzantine Gold
Aptly named Carnival, this pair is for those who like to have fun with their footwear selections.
Varsity Green / Team Gold
New Balance always seems to find the right balance(!) in colorways. Bold pink contrasts with dark blue and Team Gold to perfect effect here.
Garnet / Slate
A classic never fails. Decked out in royal Garnet Red with a subtle off-white sole unit, it's a failproof selection.
Nightwatch Green / Rain Cloud
In similar style to the Garnet edition, Nightwatch Green is beautifully simple and has a varsity edge.
Henna / Neo Flame
Sleek in a deep burgundy hue, this Henna colorway definitely makes an impact, but it won't dominate your fits.
Sea Salt / Topaz
This Sea Salt and Topaz combination feels like a nod to the retro colorways that have always underpinned New Balance. It's sporty and timeless, with subtle detailing in the perforated leather hits to the logo and heel tab.
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