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A true classic: this is the New Balance 574

August 8, 2023 6:32 PM
A true classic: this is the New Balance 574

To say that New Balance is a beloved brand in the sneaker community is already an understatement. Who in the year 2023 is not familiar with the beloved Protection Pack collection or the collabs with Aime Leon Dore? Yet besides these popular names, NB has many other silhouettes that might also deserve a place in your sneaker rotation!

Read all about the New Balance 574 in this article.

The history of the New Balance 574

The story of New Balance in general remarkably began with chickens (yes, really). Englishman William J. Riley found it fascinating how the fowl could keep balance on their feet with only three toes. From this observation, the sneaker line began with shoes containing three points of support in the sole.

It took a whopping 82 years after NB was founded for the 574 silhouette to be introduced. In 1988, Steven Smith designed the 574 model as an affordable running shoe. The sneaker quickly became popular, partly due to the use of quality materials and the New Balance ENCAP midsole.

The NB model not only captured the hearts of many athletes. After its make over in the 1990s, its popularity also rose to a peak in streetwear culture, and since then you can always find the New Balance 574 on the streets. The 574 is today a beloved daily sneaker and offers a comfortable but stylisch design.

Check out some popular colorways on the 574 model below.

Popular colorways

New Balance has released many unique collaborations on the 574 silhouette, think of the Stone Island collab, for example. NB also regularly releases new colorways on the model. Check out some popular colorways of the silhouette here.

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574 Legacy 'White'

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574 Legacy 'Red'

574 'Bone'

574 'Green'

We hope you found out more about the New Balance 574 and now you know exactly which colorway you want to cop! Are you now wondering how best to style this silhouette? Read it here: How to style the New Balance 574.

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