The New Balance 327 is surely one of the most successful new silhouettes in recent years. The retro runner arrived at the perfect time. Vintage sneaker silhouettes began picking up steam in sneakerhead circles as a reaction to the unsustainable pace of new, louder-than-the-last releases. And, almost as if it were planned, New Balance dropped the New Balance 327: a lightweight, stripped-back runner with serious retro credentials.

Keeping the ball rolling with clever collabs helped the silhouette along the way, too. Working with names like Aries and, most notably, Casablanca, New Balance effectively strapped a turbocharger to the side of the 327, rocketing it to the front of the pack in 2021. We don’t see any slowing down in sight, either, as New Balance releases a range of fire new colorways for the silhouette.

Ranging from pared-back neutral hues like grey and off-white to louder, multicolor iterations, the new 327 palettes show the versatility of the silhouette. While all of them catch eyes, one in particular caught our attention. The New Balance 327v1 gets a luxe makeover with leather overlays, off-white midsole, and gum outsole to offer a new, more high-end look at the sneaker.

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