New Balance unveils 57/40 — a brand new silhouette that reimagines the iconic New Balance 574 sneaker. The original 574 Classic was launched in 1988, and evolved from a running shoe into a utilitarian go-anywhere sneaker that has remained one of the brand’s best-selling designs. While it has transitioned over the years to include various colourways and design elements, it still remains an identifiable casual shoe silhouette that is easily styled.
With the new 57/40, design details are exaggerated— such as the oversized “N” logo, and two midsoles stacked, one with a wider and wavy design inspired by 90s heritage, and another that is an ode to the original 574. The resulting enlarged outsole is also a reference to the trail heritage of the 574.
The main colour base is white or black, with poppy colours of green, orange, red, purple and turquoise that make this shoe a standout. Other features include premium materials such as leather and suede, and if you need a reminder, “Intelligent Choice” stamped on its tongue label.
New Balancer 57/40, $189, launching 9 January 2021 at New Balance Paragon, Foot Locker, Limited Edition Vault and New Balance ONLINE STORE.