Why Are New Balance Sneakers So Popular? We Spoke To 2 Experts To Find Out

You can also try pairing them with something unexpected, like a dress or skirt. “We’re seeing a lot of this trend in fashion week and street style, where people are wearing coordinated blazers and skirt suits with a pair of New Balance sneakers,” says Michele. “Or they’re wearing a halter dress with a pair of New Balance sneakers and maybe something underneath, whether it’s a turtleneck sweater or a jacket. So there’s a lot of ways to lift it up from the ankle but still keep it cool and casual underneath”

With numerous style options, this shoe is a versatile staple that anyone can manage. Michelle says, “It’s great when you can wear sneakers to the gym and then throw on a great pair of jeans, a jacket to go out, or a blazer and a skirt.” “It’s important to have versatility in your closet, so I always encourage my clients to do that when they’re looking for new pieces.”

New Balance 574 v2

Of the more than 100 New Balance sneakers in our catalog, the all-time favorite, the New Balance 574 v2, outshines the rest.

Everything we love about retro running shoes is incorporated into this one: timeless style, comfort and top-notch quality.

Its low-top construction features a minimalist lace-up design that makes the 1988 running shoe look so chic and classy! These shoes won’t look old-fashioned with any streetwear. It will even add a touch of style when paired with casual jeans and leggings.

Its quality materials make us look pretty fresh and breathe life into this shoe.

We love wearing it all day long. The innovative cushioning located in the middle layer really keeps our feet safe from pressure and impact. Remarkably, we almost slept with these.

It feels a bit flexible and supportive, making it a perfect choice if you spend all day walking around. If your job requires you to spend a lot of time outside the confines of the office, then this is the type of sneaker you like to wear. Even when we put it on a fully loaded two week schedule, its cushioned footbed support didn’t flatten out.

If there’s one shoe from New Balance that deserves a place in your sneaker must-haves, it’s this dated sneaker.

New Balance 5740 Sneaker

Pretty in pink and orange! These sorbet sneakers caused quite the frenzy on TikTok and quickly went viral after multiple fashion influencers posted about the shoes. I even caved and bought them for myself! They’re already out of stock in some sizes, so act fast!

New Balance Women’s Fuel Core Nergize V1 Sneaker

Be stylish and comfortable in this New Balance lightweight sneaker. It comes with a REVlite midsole that offers cushioning and a memory sole comfort insert that provides comfort with every step. The sleek design and modern construction wraps around your feet, providing support and a snug fit. The modern details of these sneakers are made from synthetic materials and mesh for added comfort. These sneakers are also available in a variety of colors to suit your taste and complement any outfit.

New Balance Women’s Fresh Foam Roav V1

The Fresh Foam Roav shoe is another of our top picks because it offers sturdy, energetic cushioning for solid support and stability. The sleek design makes this shoe perfect for everything from walking to running errands. While walking and running, our testers noted that the shoe worked right out of the box, providing cloud-like comfort that helped them score a perfect 5 out of 5 in cushioning

The shoe features New Balance’s Ultra Heel design, which wraps tightly around the instep to provide a comfortable, supportive fit. The heel is collapsible, making the Fresh Foam Roav an easy shoe to slip on and off. Our tester noticed that her foot felt locked in place, but the shoe wasn’t too tight and there was plenty of room in the toe box.

She was also impressed with the shoe’s arch support and durable rubber outsole, which provided good grip on a variety of surfaces. The laces are thin compared to those found on other shoes, so wearers may want to swap them out for thicker, stronger laces. However, with regular, half sizes and wide sizes available, it is easy to find the best fit.

New Balance 997H

“The 997H is a stylish sneaker,” says Dr. Pinker. “It’s perfect for walkers and low to moderate mileage runners.” More about this model: The upper panel is made of mesh, which allows moisture and heat to escape. Read: Thanks to New Balance’s 997Hs, feet don’t get hot or sweaty anymore. I bought a pair for myself and wear them a lot, which means I can attest that they are cool and very comfortable.

The sole of this sneaker is made of IMEVA and rubber for excellent foot support. This option is in line with the known lightweight and durable status of New Balance athletic shoes.

“As an overall good everyday sneaker, I think the 997H is a good choice because they are very soft and have a little bit of style to them,” said Dr. Canuso. “They are definitely a walking shoe though,” she said, and advised people not to run in these sneakers.