For more than three decades, the New Balance 574 has been one of the industry’s most revered sneakers and today is one of the brands most iconic silhouettes. In early 2018, New Balance will be celebrating the beloved model with releases of classic New Balance colorways, limited-edition packs and brand collaborations. For one of the most famous shoes in New Balance’s history, the silhouette had an infamous start. The New Balance 574 was inspired by trail legends, the 575 and 576 and considered the “original mashup.” It was released in the 1990s as an advanced running shoe with ENCAP technology and its timeless design has allowed for the style to remain relevant and cement itself into sneaker culture.
In 2018, the Classic 574 features slight updates for a new-and-improved silhouette including: a reduced toe height for a sleeker look; a simplified seam construction and a one-piece lining for improved on-foot comfort; and, a new last shape for a better all- around fit including improved heel shape. Unaffected by trends, the New Balance 574 represents the classic running silhouette – a timeless, utilitarian design that’s legacy spans generations, revitalised by the independent spirit within each era. The men’s Peaks to Streets pack offers a 574 Classic and 574 Sport that borrows inspiration from the original New Balance 574, and the style’s off-road origins. The two models bridge the story of running on a forest trail to the city streets. Both the 574 Classic and 574 Sport uppers offer a premium mix of hairy suede, nubuck and pig suede, with mismatched color detailing on the heel tab. Releasing January 13. at selected retailers such as hanon.