New Balance 1400 History
In the early 1900s, New Balance started operating as the New Balance Arch Company in the Massachusetts. They manufactured high-quality orthopedic footwear all through the 20th century. They started venturing into sports in the 1930s. First, they offered baseball and track and field footwear. Then eventually, they ventured into running sneakers. The first running sneaker released was the Trackster which was offered in various widths, from AA to EEEE.
The rise in sales of the New Balance classic shoes has become unstoppable since then. Numerous athletes demanded to have their own pair, in which eventually amplified the nationwide sales of the NB. In the 70s, New Balance was able to be included in the top 10 best running shoes in the world, according to the Runner’s World magazine.
Most of the shoe models produced by New Balance are manufactured in Europe. But there are some New Balance models that are assembled in the United States. In the USA, New Balance produces 4 million pairs per year, which represents a limited portion of its sales. Only 70% of the value of the “Made in USA” shoes are limited to content and labor because some materials are imported from other countries, such as in China.
The New Balance 1400 (Made in the USA) belongs to the premium line of New Balance. The silhouette was originally released in 1994 and was reissued under the premium line. This profile combines the suede and mesh on its upper, padded collar and tongue, with the right support on the heel counter and rubber outsole. The timeless profile of the NB 1400 makes it stand out from the rest.