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Introducing the New Balance 327

Among New Balance's most popular silhouettes in recent years, the 327 shakes off its 'Dad Shoe' stigma with a lightweight, retro design.

The New Balance 327 Craze

NB327 appeared out of nowhere and was an instant hit, with the oversized "N" logo and retro feel inspired by 1970s models. Cushioning and a thick midsole provide plenty of comfort and stability, whether used as everyday lifestyle trainers or running shoes. Collabs with brands such as Casablanca, Levi's, Size?, MADNESS and Staud have also shot up the shoe's popularity.

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This model was released as a collab with Size? in June 2020 Available in two colorways - red/yellow/green and red/purple/tan. A pair of men's trainers with a dark 'Indigo' and grey denim theme, as well as a light denim model for women, were released by Levi's in November 2020.

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Inspired by the NB archive

In designing the New Balance 327, Charlotte Lee drew inspiration from several different models from the NB archive, including the New Balance 320 and the Super Comp. Featuring pigskin leather suede overlays on nylon bases and studded rubber outsoles, some versions also have premium leather. Both models were originally released in the 1970s and the 327's asymmetrical midsole, toebox details and studded outsole are all borrowed from the retro models.

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