24 Mar New Balance 80’s Classics
You’d have to be a hermit crab not have noticed the 80’s and 90’s style nostalgia around, sport chic is the ‘in thing’ and our feet are grateful. With designers such as Chanel sending their girls down the catwalks adorning trainers, we’re all jumping on the band-wagon, vintage sneakers are in high demand, none more so than original New Balance styles from the 80s.
With a century’s worth of heritage and an investment in the development of the finest sports footwear, New Balance creates high-quality sports shoes, successfully merging the dichotomy of style and practicality.
New Balance Lifestyle – The ‘5 Series’
Dubbed the most classic and popular of all New Balance models, the ‘5 series’ was launched in the 1980s and comprised three original running models, which were inspired by innovative technology to create the most advanced running shoe.
New Balance 574
Originally launched in 1988, the 574 proved so popular that the style was reissued in 2003 in several different experimental colours. What set New Balance’s 574s apart from the competition was their innovative detail for design and ultimately, their practicality, the 574s were tailored to various foot widths and came with a shock-resistant cushioned sole.
New Balance 576
This quintessential New Balance trainer was originally created for runners, but is now considered more of a hardcore walker’s shoe of choice. The 576 has even been re-branded ‘The Three Peaks Pack’ as tribute to the 24-hour challenge by the same name, which has fanatics climbing the three largest UK mountains.
The New Balance 577
The 577s gained notoriety for being the most supportive trainer, New Balance must’ve done something right as they are still in production to this day, 25 years after their first manufacture in 1989! And still looking as good.
Written by Lily Lanigan-Mackintosh.